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  • Woman from Assam on a solo world tour on a bike

    Woman from Assam on a solo world tour on a bike

    Meenakshi Das and her bike | Photo Credit: Special arrangement Meenakshi Das is a little over 40 years old, a fitness trainer In Guwahati, Assam and a biker. In December 2023, she set out to see the world, solo, and on her motorcycle (a Bajaj Dominar). Her goal is to create history as the first…

  • Explore the hidden frontiers of Arabia with Reza Pakravan

    Explore the hidden frontiers of Arabia with Reza Pakravan

    When award-winning explorer and filmmaker Reza Pakravan ventures into uncharted territories across the Asian Arabian Peninsula, he encounters his fears and, eventually, overcomes the apprehensions and accomplishes his goals. Reza is known for his expeditions to remote corners of the globe. So when Saudi Arabia was opened for the world he wanted to lead a…

  • Win a stay at Sridevi’s beach house in Chennai, and get a private tour with Janhvi Kapoor

    Win a stay at Sridevi’s beach house in Chennai, and get a private tour with Janhvi Kapoor

    Janhvi Kapoor at her family beach house in Chennai Along the Akkarai beach on the East Coast Road (ECR), you might just spot Janhvi Kapoor doing yoga or unwinding with coconut water. “Being a beach baby, I think our home in Chennai is perfectly located,” says the actor of her four-acre estate in Akkarai, which…

  • The travel trend for 2024: Destination Dupes

    The travel trend for 2024: Destination Dupes

    A TikTok trend has reached travel. The latest travel trend blowing up on social media is called destination duping and it involves shunning major tourist centres/cities for equally interesting and affordable alternatives. A travel twin, if you may. Travel tech company Expedia was the first to mention destination dupes in their trends for 2024. ‘In…

  • Aboard The World your residence changes every day

    Aboard The World your residence changes every day

    Imagine waking up to giant icebergs, glancing down from your balcony to find a colony of penguins on the ice or the beauty of the most far-flung inhabited island on Earth — Tristan da Cunha! From the snowy surrounds of Antarctica to Mexico’s tropical West coast, for the residents of The World, Residences at Sea…

  • Explore India : Five incredible holiday experiences

    Explore India : Five incredible holiday experiences

    River rafting across the waters of the Ganges in Rishikesh | Photo Credit: RAJATK/ Getty Images The curious case of the breathing bridges I still remember trying to catch the monsoons in the wettest place on Earth, Mawsynram in Meghalaya. That was a couple of years before the pandemic when climate change hadn’t overturned our…

  • Composer Vipin Mishra rides to Zanskar Valley with friends to record nomadic music

    Composer Vipin Mishra rides to Zanskar Valley with friends to record nomadic music

    Composer Vipin Mishra always dreamt of combining his two passions — music and adventure activity. Though he grew up on classic rock bands, over the years, he developed a liking for Indian music. It led him to come up with the docu-series Folkroad, which has Vipin and his team travel to Zanskar Valley in Ladakh…

  • Discover the hidden charm of Anija on the Odisha-Andhra border

    Discover the hidden charm of Anija on the Odisha-Andhra border

    Two things about Anija, a village located in the Rayagada district of Odisha take you by surprise. One, less than three hours from the humidity, dust and din of Visakhapatnam is a picture-perfect green paradise; two, its unusual topography of being sandwiched between the summer-serene River Nagavali and a lush golf course. Anija is an…

  • Summer of 2024 – Travel Edition Tourism in the time of heatwave Challenges in the Western Ghats

    Summer of 2024 – Travel Edition Tourism in the time of heatwave Challenges in the Western Ghats

    Last week, a six-year-old elephant in the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve in the Nilgiris was found lying weak and exhausted in a private property, possibly due to the lack of green fodder and severe heat in the hills this year. Reminiscent of 2017, when a number of elephants died of thirst and starvation, 2024 too is…

  • These 10 new travel books are a wonderful way to immerse yourself in a destination Summer of 2024 – Travel Edition

    These 10 new travel books are a wonderful way to immerse yourself in a destination Summer of 2024 – Travel Edition

    Travel can be transformative, and great travel writing can be transformative too. A good travel book can feel both like a trip already taken but also one you cannot wait to take. Here’s a selection of recent titles on travel and destinations, from the wildernesses of India to the adventures of an early historical feminist.…