Bombay Diaries: Making the most of an Indian summer…

Shuttling back-and-forth between Bombay and London, I’ve always been strategic about escaping the brutally cold winters of the West, and the scorching summers of the East. The truth is that I secretly enjoy both, and this year – for the first time in over a decade – I’ve spent the entire month of April in India, making up for … More Bombay Diaries: Making the most of an Indian summer…

Travel Diaries: 48 Hours in Amritsar

Some time last year, I made a resolution to explore more of #IncredibleIndia. From immersing myself in the Kochi Biennale to an escape to the foothills of the Himalayas, it’s a promise I’ve since been faithful to. My most recent sojourn was to Amritsar, a city steeped in spirituality… not to mention the sensational street-food scene here, famous world-over for … More Travel Diaries: 48 Hours in Amritsar

Amritsar Diaries: A Comfortingly Luxurious Stay at Taj Swarna

Home to the ethereal Golden Temple (among many other eminent historic sites), Amritsar has long-since been a bucket-list destination within India. As though one needed yet another reason to visit this both holy and culinary capital of the North, we now have a formidable one in the form of Taj Swarna, recently launched by the Taj Group. Mother and I had … More Amritsar Diaries: A Comfortingly Luxurious Stay at Taj Swarna

Bombay Diaries: An enchanting look inside the Royal Opera House…

Mention Royal Opera House to passersby in Mumbai, and you’ll likely be pointed in the general direction of Charni Road, near Chowpatty. Once the cultural cornerstone of the city, India’s only surviving opera house has languished in a forgotten state for over two decades, the “Opera House” name often synonymous with the surrounding neighbourhood rather than the colonial-era landmark representing … More Bombay Diaries: An enchanting look inside the Royal Opera House…