Let it rain!

While overcast skies sound like an instant holiday killjoy, the monsoon season is possibly the best time to get under the skin of the coastal state of Goa

 

This article first appeared in the June 2018 issue of JetWings (inflight magazine of Jet Airways)

 

The digital nomads

Ambika Vishwanath and Hoshner Reporter took a break from their jobs in 2015. The couple have since travelled the length and breadth of India, documenting their travels on The reDiscovery Project. 

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*This feature was first published in the June 2017 issue of Spiceroute, the inflight travel magazine of Spicejet Airlines.

48 Hours in Bangkok

When in Bangkok, there’s never a shortage of culture, food, shopping and relaxation. If you’re planning a whirlwind trip to the city, use this guide to experience a heady mix of its offerings in a whole new light.

This piece was originally published in Spiceroute, August 2016

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Heart and Sole

Christian Louboutin, the man behind the eponymous brand of sky-high stilettos and iconic red soles, has built a shoe empire as vast as his boundless imagination. The French designer talks about his fascination with the world of cabaret, travelling to India and Egypt, and the psychology behind footwear.

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 Originally published in the December 2016 issue of Signe (Dubai)

It’s raining sales in Bangkok!

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The Amazing Thailand Grand Sale 2016 runs from June 15 – Aug 15, 2016 (Photo credit: Brooke Cagle)

Bangkok is the perfect place for trousseau shopping or even for an all-girl getaway. If you plan your trip around the Amazing Thailand Grand Sale 2016, when every brand offers unbelievable discounts, be prepared to shop till you drop. 

*This piece originally appeared on the blog of Marry Me — The Wedding Planners

If there’s one city we at Marry Me never seem to tire of, it’s Bangkok. It has everything we love, and if you’ve read many of our Thailand blog posts, you’ll know just how much we love a good Thai curry, and, of course, the shopping and foot massages. So when we found ourselves in Bangkok in June 2016, you can only imagine the extent to which we gorged on some amazing Thai food. So much so that it really makes us want to wax eloquent on Bangkok’s amazing food scene all over again. Instead, we’ve decided to share something very exciting that we discovered on this trip, and it’s related to shopping and sales! If you’re planning a trousseau-shopping spree or, perhaps, even a getaway with your group of girlfriends, read on.

We weren’t exactly aiming to do a lot of shopping on this particular trip, but little did we know that we would come away with bags and bags of shopping! Now, we don’t usually go this crazy when we shop, but because the Amazing Thailand Grand Sale was on, how could we resist! A treat for shopaholics, the annual sale — now in its 18th year — offers unbeatable discounts at just about every store in practically every Bangkok mall, from Siam Paragon right up to Em Quartier. The sale that started on June 15 runs through August 15, 2016. Like we said, this is definitely the best time to get all your shopping done.

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We love the clean, minimal yet rebellious designs from Greyhound Original’s A/W 2016 collection

Given that you’ll be spoilt for choice with the grand variety of malls and brands, it’s easy to feel confused — especially now that the sales are on. So, how do you make the best of your baht in Bangkok during the Amazing Thailand Grand Sale? We’ve got that all figured out for you. Continue reading “It’s raining sales in Bangkok!”

Luxury in the air

I had travelled to Malaysia, particularly to Kota Kinabalu, a few months ago on the invitation of Singapore Airlines and its regional partner SilkAir.  Singapore Airlines has always been among my top favoured airlines to fly with, and that’s because of its unparalleled, and consistent, levels of hospitality and comfort. However, it was my first time flying with its regional partner, SilkAir. I have to say that my SilkAir flight was mighty impressive.

The story was published on the wedding blog by Marry Me — The Wedding Planners, a Mumbai-based wedding planning company that does some intimate and very beautiful weddings in India and abroad. You can give my experience a read on their blog here.

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