Travelogue
Off The Beaten Track
As rightly said perhaps by the architects of DESIA, a community based Rural Tourism initiative based on Responsible Travel practice in Odisha's Koraput Valley, the story of the region cannot be said through a website or in words, unless one visits here. This story is about the Odisha tribal tour, tribal people, tribal village, their believes, their rituals, their livelihood, festivals, farming, crafts and much more. more
Down Under Rocky Sensations

Australia is famous for its plethora of natural wonders, ranging from spectacular underwater scenery and lush green rainforests to pristine beaches and mountainous regions. However, the Red ...

On less travelled paths

The Himalayan foothills are a treasure trove of flora and fauna and locate fascinating indigenous communities. Responsible tourism has tried to introduce visitors to these remote areas wit ...

Music of the sands

The traditional folk music of the Thar desert in Rajasthan, known internationally, may lose its unique place in the world of music unless efforts are on to preserve it, says Rekha Pal

The Pensive Prince of Denmark

New research reveals that Hamlet, the ill-fated hero of Shakespeare’s famous play, is not from Denmark at all, but could be from Ireland. But does it matter to those who are weaned on ...

While researching online for this minimalistically chic hotel of Paris, I learnt that Hotel Meridien Etoile (Le Méridien Etoile) was opened way back in 1972 in a collaboration with Air France so that the French capital could accommodate rising number of tourists pouring into the city from all over the world. 


On a spring Paris evening this year after exploring the city of love and romance for hours on foot, I had crashed in the "Heavenly" bed of a Junior Suite in this beautiful hotel in the French capital's first arrondissement, when my photographer friend accompanying me drew open the curtains of the tall windows.