Port of Call: THE Baltic Gastronomic Cruise

What does a Travel & Food Writer aboard a Baltic Cruise do? He cruises, walks, dines and makes merry over a couple of weeks, soaking in the Sun and Culture all around. 😍 Do check out some epicurean fare with a few monumental discoveries in tow. Magazine: Travel & Leisure Images & Words: Nolan Mascarenhas

Wake up and smell The Coffee

A recent conversation with friends led to times of a different life not so long ago. I used to pride myself as a Coffee aficionado. From my personal Nespresso Machine to maniacal search grids on my travels to try as much of the variety of blends and aromas, my quest was endless. While many coveted…

The Calorie Night’s Watch

A double onslaught fast approaches- One of the most anticipated series Games of Thrones makes way as well as the pile on of calories. My arch nemesis for the longest time, the best description of these suckers is something I read; tiny creatures that live in ones closet and sew clothes a little bit tighter…

The Suitcase Diaries: Legend of Banaras 

Varanasi, also known as Banaras, plays home to much that is magical and mystical. A journey through the core of Uttar Pradesh’s ascetic region, highlighting why this destination is one worth exploring  Varanasi, also known as Kashi or Banaras, is the world’s oldest continually inhabited city and has been a cultural centre of North India…

Objectivity & Opinions 

Over a gifted night of wine & cheese in the solace of my own dominion, I read this phrase that stuck with me till date.  ‘Opinions are like arseholes, Everyone has one’ Without too much of a pun on the word, in my ‘opinion‘ everyone is entitled to their own as long as they don’t subject…

Ready.Set.Jump 

“Welcome to the jungle,” said the spider to the fly. You enter at ease, with dense scenic foliage around. Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary- a wildlife-protected sanctuary has an eclectic range of flora and fauna species nestled deep in the heart of South Goa. Painted billboards along the way, a guide to the forest dwellers inhabiting the…

Ant’s in my pant’s 

Many of you reading this post would relate to a statement in the affirmative if I stated ‘The ants in my pants, take me places’. Before you get naughty, let me course alight your ‘thought trajectory’- it’s directed towards my thoughts travelling at the speed of light and my body taking me places on roller…

GOA Calling: A Homestay Guide 

Every once in a while a magnum opus project comes ones way. For me this was in the form of the latest trends of #homestays for #timesofindia for the season 2015-2016.  It was an arduous task traversing the length and breadth of this fine state of ours to being to you the top 20 #homestays…