72 Hours in Jodhpur, Rajasthan’s Middle Child

Rajasthan – more tolerable than Gujarat, architecturally sound, hotter than Rihanna for the most part of the year, and occasionally an oasis of disappointment. The first two weeks of December ….

The Nilgiris: chasing monkeys in Coonoor

After a frustrating couple of days in Coimbatore, I hopped onto a state bus onward to Coonoor, the first of three tea-estate towns on my checklist. I didn’t know much ….

The Nilgiris: a disaster in Coimbatore

New Year’s Eve and a birthday–there’s no denying that there is always a pressure of performance. These two events force me to escape from the city and be my own ….

ET in Kyrgyzstan: the next big tour

‘eh…Kazakhstan, you mean? Or Uzbekistan? Where’s Kyrgyz…uh…’ ‘Kyrgyzstan, yes, is in Central Asia. To the left of China and north of Tajikistan, if that helps.’ My idea of paradise is ….