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The rain train – travelling through Kerala in the monsoon

Posted by on Jan 19, 2011 in Travel Writing | 0 comments

(14 hours and 600km in pouring rain – on spending a day in a train with the South West Monsoons on India’s west coast.)

(This piece appears in the Jan 2011 issue of India Today Travel Plus. There is no direct web link to the piece. This is a part of the special year-end edition – India, the all weather country. It has pieces on each state in India in one of the 4 seasons. This piece is about Kerala in the monsoon.).

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Riding the quiet backwaters

Posted by on Nov 25, 2010 in Features | 0 comments

(Kerala’s backwaters come alive at the annual Nehru Trophy Boat Races in Alleppey.)

(This piece features in the November 2010 issue of Outlook Lounge. Photos by Anoop Krishnan).

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Notes From Travancore – where there are salesmen, refreshments and murdered romantic notions

Posted by on Aug 20, 2010 in Personal | 1 comment

A town of salesmen

You have to go to YMCA? Left and straight – half a km” he said, and paused to add, “Do you need a houseboat for tonight, sir?”

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A day with the South West monsoon

Posted by on Nov 5, 2009 in Personal | 3 comments

(A variation of this piece was published in India Today Travel Plus. See here for that (edited, pruned) version – below is the original piece written right after the journey.)

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