Food and Travel Writing Workshop with Anubhuti Krishna

October Dates: 9-10th October and 23-24th October Every once in a while a young, to not so young aspiring writer reaches out to me for help. It is mostly on Social media or email and I almost always reply too -- in whatever way I can. Writing however is a long and subjective topic, it …

Calcutta: A 330-year-old love story

A monochrome view of the city of Kolkata ©ABIR ROY BARMAN/Shutterstock.com It is impossible to date Calcutta, and yet, in its modern avatar, Calcutta has a date of birth, all thanks to the British and their record keeping. Its official birthday makes Calcutta exactly 330 years old this year.  Memorial of Job Charnock, the man …

Travelling with Books

Books can take us to faraway places even when we cannot travel. ©Ivan Kruk/Shutterstock.com ‘If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.’ One of the most quoted lines from …

Fascinating legends and tales from India

Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Kerala ©Shutterstock India is home to the most fascinating stories and myths and some of them come in forms of architectural wonders, monuments, even temples and schools. Imagine a 6th century temple in the heart of South India, with half a dozen secret vaults hidden in its basements, hundreds and thousands of kilos …

The rise of niche and curated travel in India in times of COVID-19

Dunes of Thar Desert present a scenic getaway for the locked Down soul ©Anubhuti Krishna There is nothing we have missed more than travel in the past few months. Whether it is the weekend trip to the town next door or the long leisurely vacation to foreign shores, this summer of being locked down has …

Changing face of the Indian chocolate

Until a few years ago. if you wanted to buy chocolate in India, all you would have found was mass produced, sugar laden, multinational brands. Apart from a few local names like Campco and Amul, there was no Indian chocolate in the market. Chocolate, in fact, was hardly considered an Indian product. Today, however if …