Travelogue
Darjeeling
Jorpokhri--where the wind sings among pines

The blue-green hills of eastern Himalaya beckons us ever so often. In our quest to go far from the jaded ...

‘I have fabulous memories of Darjeeling’

Sri Lanka based Chhimi Tenduf-La’s recently released book The Amazing Racist catapults him as a soul-stirring writer to watch out for. Half Tibetan, half British, he grew up in Lutye ...

Darjeeling: Eat, pray and love the mountains

For every Bengali, the romance, nostalgia and a certain pride around Darjeeling is not just about the famous Rajesh Khanna-Sharmila Tagore song of Aradhana. While for generations of Indians, ...

What delighted me about Holiday Inn Amsterdam (RAI) was when I got off the metro at RAI station reaching there by a train from Schiphol Airport. I walked a few paces and there it was: Holiday Inn Amsterdam.  


WHEN I checked in this April in Chicago's newest property for growing tourists, The Hoxton, it was about midnight. But unlike any five star hotel with an orderly lobby of relaxed or stressed out travellers walking in or out toting their suitcases, I encountered the ambiance of a city's popular night joint- it was teeming with young to middle aged good looking souls in a party mood.