Sunday, October 25, 2020

Basar A beguiling getaway from urban monotony

Basar (Arunachal Pradesh), March 16 The quaint hill destination of Basar at the centre of Arunachal Pradesh is a place that one often dreams about travelling to, but seldom does it find its way into your itinerary.

Royal nostalgia Reminiscences of hunting expeditions

Jaipur, March 16 At a time when hotels are largely adopting a modern outlook in terms of their decor and ambience, these two historic lodges in Rajasthan stand tall as reminders of an era gone by, of Maharajas and their hunting expeditions and of solitude, synonymous with countryside.

This Ramlila presents an enduring tapestry of communal harmony

New Delhi, March 15 Nestled in Uttar Pradeshs glass-factory district of Firozabad is Kheriya, a small village which for over 50 years now has been enacting the hugely popular Ramlila with pomp and fervour. What makes it distinct is that Muslims form the majority of its cast, presenting an enduring and spectacular tapestry of communal harmony.

Budget shopping a rewarding, memorable experience in HK (Travelogue)

Hong Kong, March 15 It is easy to remember Hong Kong for its enormous variety of food and leisure, and the way these can be relished in quick time. But for me, Hong Kong is also about neatness, planning, seamless transport and the no-fuss attitude of its street vendors who make budget shopping a memorable experience.

Protests, ink attacks and trolls have become lethal weapons against writers, intellectuals (Comment)

New Delhi, March 15 A day after the BJPs thumping victory in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday, a little-known progressive Kannada writer became the victim of an ink attack in Davangere town by a group of suspected right-wing activists. In gross defiance of the law and freedom of expression, his face was smeared with black ink in broad daylight. An isolated incident or the new order?

Steeped in luxury, Dubai will awe you in more ways than you can think...

Dubai, March 13 Board an Emirates flight and all the complaints that one is accustomed to in most budget airlines are instantly sidelined. Comfort and luxury set in as you prepare to take off. You land at a spectacular airport, drenched in glitz and pomp. This is Dubai, the city that literally spells luxury.

Savour sub-continental food at Hilton Chennai (Foodie Trail-Chennai)

Chennai, March 13 After India's frontiers got realigned during partition in 1947, the cuisine of the countries beyond our borders got confined within their own boundaries. To overcome that, the Hilton Chennai's Ayna restaurant is hosting an India-Beyond Borders food festival with vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes of Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

This ‘secret’ bookstore in Daryaganj is a bibliophile’s paradise

New Delhi, March 13 For those interested in literature, it is a trip down memory lane -- Shakespeare, Shelly, Keats and Dickens -- at this pristine book agency on the famed Daryaganj road in the national capital, which gets transformed into a book lane on Sunday mornings.

A host of cuisines on offer at Etisalat Beach Canteen (Foodie Trail-Dubai)

Dubai, March 11 Why does one go to a beach? To relax or to check out water sports, perhaps. But this beach in Dubai has transformed into a dining and entertainment hot-spot with a line-up that includes celebrity chefs, home-grown restaurant concepts and fantastic family-friendly activities.

Headline writer with marital problem advised not to pun-ic (The Funny Side)

My journalist colleague was horrified after his spouse accused him of always speaking like newspaper headlines. Wife slams shocked scribe, he told me. Turn to page 5.