Vijaya Pratap

Charming Christchurch!

Christchurch in New Zealand offers a splendid view of the majestic Southern Alps and Pacific Ocean

25 Nov 2017

Sixteen steps to an unknown future

‘Apravasi Ghat’ in Mauritius is a must visit for every Indian to go back into history to learn about those civilizations that were exploited and also about those civilizations that exploited

14 Nov 2017

Gourmandise in the gardens

Gastronomic delights abound at “Pollen” and “Halia” restaurants in Singapore, whilst providing visitors with enchanting vistas of surrounding flora

30 Sep 2017

The glitz and glamour of formula 1

Singapore, where every fan of Formula 1 races headed last weekend, I followed suit, though I am not a great fan of car races. But speed thrills, doesn’t it?

23 Sep 2017

Kolanupaka village: Ageless and amazing!

Kolanupaka village has a renowned Jain temple with an impressive statue of lord Mahavir, exquisite marble inlay work and serene surroundings.

02 Sep 2017

Pretty houses all in a row

After the hauntingly sweeping views of the Table Mountain, we got onto the vintage World War II chauffeured sidecars and toured in the city of Cape Town for two hours.

29 Jul 2017

Enduring traditions 

A pleasant Sunday morning at the Secunderabad Club Sailing Annexe saw the auditorium filled with music lovers on the auspicious occasion of Guru Purnima.

12 Jul 2017

Simply Manila!

Attracting over a million tourists annually, Manila is a city with a mix of the old and new - of colonial 
architecture and buzzing shopping malls

10 Jul 2017

Food, thy name is...

Filipinos show unmatched hospitality, and their food comprises,  among other things, reptile meat and 
duck embryos, widely believed to be powerful aphrodisiacs!

03 Jul 2017

Crossing a concealed river

It was a surreal experience during the 45-minute boat ride in the caves of the world’s longest navigable underground river

24 Jun 2017

Bonding with bunny chow

With a curry inside a hollowed-out loaf of bread, Bunny Chow is an integral part of Indian diaspora in Durban

27 May 2017

The oriental glory

Other than the marvellous sea view, Taiwan offers its guests warm affection

13 May 2017

Bidar fort beckons!

After chasing blackbucks in the Jungle Lodge Resort in Vilaspur (Karnataka), I chose to kill the next day in the nearby Bidar, a mere 18 km from the resort.

29 Apr 2017

Reviving Residency, Reminiscing a Romance

William Dalrymple, historian and author of ‘White Mughals’ recounted the forgotten days of the British Raj, the romantic  tale of James Kirkpatrick and Khairunnisa Begum and the history behind their h

20 Apr 2017

Song and Spirit of Kabir

Vipul Rikhi gave a concert “ Suno Bhai Sadho”, where he sang the works of philosophers like Kabir, Goraknath; Sufi poets like Bulle Shah and Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai at Lamakaan on Tuesday 

13 Apr 2017