Holiday Inn: Staycation – The New Vacation!

Staycations are a particularly alluring concept, especially of late, because of how our lifestyles are. For the most part, we remain busy with our professional life, and devote the rest of the time to family. It is because of this that local staycations are becoming an increasing trend. With staycations, one does not need to…

Spice Trails: A Guide To Thekkady, Kerala

I do not remember the last time I took a break of ten days to get away from the city life, and most importantly, from work. While working with a national daily publication, we used to work six days a week and get a holiday only on Diwali and Holi days…and that cycle continued for…

Phuket’s Bang Niang Night Market

As I write this I’m sitting in sunny beautiful Phuket with a cold diet coke next to me under a huge beach umbrella overlooking crystal blue waters. I’ll be honest I’ve been twice to Thailand and the initial enthusiasm is somewhat lacking. Its an 18 hour flight with a stopover of at least two hours…

Kandaghat: The Hills Are Calling, Are You Listening?

Imagine waking up in the morning to steaming cuppa coffee, at a place surrounded by lush green hills, chirping birds and a nip in the air. Wouldn’t it be an ideal set-up for all of us who’re craving for simplicity in the hectic urban lives that we lead? You know you deserve a break like…