A City Full of Sights

Las Vegas is not just casinos, Preeti Verma Lal shows as she guides us around the city This seems too far-fetched, but if I ever wriggled into a puncture-proof spacesuit, got whooshed beyond the stratosphere and pretended to be a highbrow astronaut, I know I can recognise the brightest place …

The Hot Spot of Tourism

Sonia Hays shares her joy on visiting Sri Lanka, which has something for everyone Not far from the southeast coast of India sits the beautiful island of Sri Lanka—so close that the two thin peninsulas seem to want to reach out to each other. Our journey began from Mumbai, and after …

Good Morning, Vietnam!

Priya Thomas shares with us the sights worth seeing in Vietnam as well as the local life that brings it alive We were served raspberry bavarois as we took off for Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, setting the tone for the delightful trip ahead. As we landed at Tan Son Naht …

The Night of Shiva

Mahashivarathri is a time for fasting, praying, introspection and meditation. Suzanne McNeill finds out the significance of this night and how it is observed across India Legend has it that a hunter on his way home from an unsuccessful hunt was attacked by wild beasts. To escape, he climbed a …

Waltzing to Vienna

Preeti Verma Lal takes us on a guided tour of Vienna – the most ‘livable city’ in the world There he was. A man tenderly leaning over a woman. His left hand cradling her nape, the right raising her face for a kiss. I noticed the curly mop on his head, …

Good Timing

 Time is seen and regarded in vastly different ways across cultures. We look at how Indians view the idea of time and timeliness, and deep-seated norms that influence Indians’ behaviour     What factors drive India’s way of life? What are the everyday influences that motivate people’s behaviour and underlie their decisions, actions and …

Off the Beaten Path

Be it for a weekend road trip or a longer getaway, why not pick a place that is not overrun by tourists? Preeti Verma Lal gives you a pick of some not-so-well-explored places that are worth charting a route to. “And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of …