Exotic Birds in Safari World, Bangkok, Thailand

The Thailand Holiday

Don’t forget your travel insurance, a little precaution helps when travelling abroad. A smile on my face, clothes scattered on the bed, I kept wondering what all I was going to do in Thailand. Well, there is more to the land than massages and shopping and that’s what my mind was on. My plan was to visit Bangkok and Pattaya. While everyone kept telling me … Continue reading The Thailand Holiday

Zodiac cocktails at Hong Kong Club, Andaz, Aerocity, Delhi, India

The Hong Kong Club, Andaz, Delhi: Dusk To Dawn

With a focus on ensuring a wonderful experience and creating a destination at par with international standards, Director F& B and General Manager (Hong Kong Club) Vimal Verma shares the restaurant’s key aspects. Words: Ambica Gulati What is the USP of Andaz? Andaz is all about lifestyle luxury. With travellers becoming evolved global citizens, Andaz gives them an outstanding local experience. While a Hyatt or a … Continue reading The Hong Kong Club, Andaz, Delhi: Dusk To Dawn

Shikha Mishra, Corporate Communications Head, Think Strawberries

Professional’s corner: Shikha Mishra, Corporate Communications Head, Think Strawberries on the business of travel

If you ever thought travel was simply about destination swapping, think again. Travel professionals burn the midnight oil to drive tourism. Beginning a series for those keen on knowing what happens behind the scenes, here’s a short interview with a dynamic lady who has been in the business for quite a while now. Trained in journalism, Shikha Mishra has worked with eminent media houses in … Continue reading Professional’s corner: Shikha Mishra, Corporate Communications Head, Think Strawberries on the business of travel

Taj Hotel, Gateway of India, Mumbai

Glitzy, cheery Mumbai

A dreamland for some, financial capital for others and a destination to enjoy some personal space for tourists like me. It was past 11pm and I was enjoying the lights on Marine Drive. It was something I could never do in Delhi or even Chandigarh. Mumbai was well, Mumbai…a land of dreams and no-stare locals, where life moved at its own pace. The traffic was passing by. An odd horse carriage … Continue reading Glitzy, cheery Mumbai

Annie Kumar, MD, Nafex India

Annie Kumar solves forex woes for solo female travellers

Independent, fearless and wanting to explore new destinations on their own and in their own way, solo female travellers are on the rise. And the trend has only been rising in 2017.  Celebrating this independent female spirit, Annie Kumar, MD, Nafex India, says: “We are surrounded by strong, determined, independent women, and what better way to fulfill that independence than to travel solo?” But there are things to … Continue reading Annie Kumar solves forex woes for solo female travellers

UK-based perfurmer John Stephens teaches how to identify the notes with this chart

A scent for you: 3003 BC brings bespoke perfumes

Remember the queens of yore, their tubs filled with roses, their hair fragrant with sandalwood and jasmine? Yes, that’s the promise being offered by 3003BC, the new bespoke perfume stop in the country.  Inspired by the Mesopotamian age, that’s when the oldest perfume can be traced to, the company offers to make life fragrant for those who would like to have their own fragrance. The … Continue reading A scent for you: 3003 BC brings bespoke perfumes

H S Ha, Design Director_Hyundai Motor Company, Mr. Y K Koo, MD & CEO, HMIL, Mr. S J Ha, Director Sales and Marketing, HMIL, Mr. Rakesh Srivastava, Director Sales and Marketing,

Automobile: Hyundai’s new Next Gen Verna

As cars rule the world of comfortable drives, the Korean automobile major has launched a new model in India. A spacious sedan, the Next Gen Verna is termed as Intelligent by Design. The car comes in a range of colours and the four pillars of design have been Futuristic Design, Dynamic Performance, Super Safety and New Technology & Advanced Features. The body is built with … Continue reading Automobile: Hyundai’s new Next Gen Verna

Where the queens lived in Amer Fort, Jaipur, Rajastham, India

Double Decker bonanza: Jaipur to Delhi

It’s not just buses, double decker trains have their own flavours and personalities. A journey to remember as my neighbour was keen to know all about my marital life and the children I had, so she thought. Double Decker–we are travelling back from Jaipur to Delhi in a Double Decker train…I looked at the two media people with me. The young host kept looking at … Continue reading Double Decker bonanza: Jaipur to Delhi

My first train journey: Ludhiana to Delhi

The train journey that made me realize the boredom of growing up     I was a wild teenager about to be unleashed. At 17, travelling solo was an adventure mixed with breaking the boundaries of an Indian mindset–I was going to experience freedom. My only train travels had been from Delhi to Bareilly to my mom’s native home during the summer holidays as a … Continue reading My first train journey: Ludhiana to Delhi

Making Happy Moves-Hyundai Motor India at Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi

Launching the third phase of its Happy Move-Save Our Heritage CSR campaign, volunteers began the work at the World Heritage Site Words & photographs: Ambica Gulati With 125 volunteers, 100 from South Korea and 25 from India, the automobile conglomerate has associated with Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) for this campaign. On its list are four monuments and five schools in Delhi during the period … Continue reading Making Happy Moves-Hyundai Motor India at Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi

Canon EOS 200D

Empowering the children for a peaceful world: Kazutada Kobayashi, President and CEO, Canon India

Strengthening the Japanese philosophy of Kyosei, Canon India has partnered with SOS Children’s Village for #SupportALife Living and working together for the common good, such is the thread of Kyosei, the CSR philosophy adopted by the corporates in Japan. And among those who have taken it a step ahead in India is Canon India. Announcing its ‘Support A Life’ campaign, the company opened its partnership … Continue reading Empowering the children for a peaceful world: Kazutada Kobayashi, President and CEO, Canon India