The Weekend Artist
July 24, 2017 Dubai attractions The tallest building in the world Burj Khalifa

My Bleisure Burj Khalifa and Qadir the Bangladeshi taxi driver

Waiting at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport to board a flight to Dubai on a winter morning, I couldn’t avoid surfing “Dubai attractions” on the net. But even before I finished typing Dubai, the drop down prompted for Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. Quite realistically, I was travelling for business and the […]

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July 21, 2017 Weekend Getaway to Andretta a potter's village

Andretta: How a couple has made this Himalayan hamlet a potters’ village

About 30 km from McLeodgunj, there’s a potter’s village — it’s called Andretta — when a friend gave me this piece of information just ahead of my planned weekend getaway to the land of the Dalai Lama, I quickly grabbed a tissue paper and noted down the name — Village ANDRETTA. But when we started […]

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January 2, 2017 White water rafting in the Ganges

Cliff jump and white water rafting in the Ganges

WHILE starting for Rishikesh on December 30 to spend the New Year’s eve on the banks of the Ganges, I had made a secret resolution: to overcome my fear of height and to an extent, water. But when we checked into Ganga Vatika, the cosy villa located in the Himalayan foothills, the warm host — an […]

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August 18, 2016 What to expect while going for tiger sighting in Ranthambore

What to expect before heading for tiger sighting in Ranthambore

Even before I begin writing this one let me confess— No I did not manage any tiger sighting in Ranthambore, not even a glimpse of the ‘large hearted gentleman with boundless courage’. We went there in winters. Local connections, pleading with the safari operators, numerology — I do not know if there is any one […]

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