Kartik- Traveller/Arm Chair Cricket Critic/ Photographer

Cup Cakes in Haad Rin
Photography Thailand Tourism Tourism Travel

#TheBeachTrail- Part 3- Discovering the Phaeng Waterfall.

This is Part-3 of a series where we explore the trail of the movie ‘The Beach. Check Part 2, Part-1 and Part-0 here. To do something similar in Thailand here are some planning tips for you Look out for cheap flights to Bangkok which starts at about 10,000 INR from Chennai to Bangkok. From Bangkok you could directly fly to Koh Samui through Bangkok Airways, but since its a private airport, fares are usually high. You could alternatively fly to Surat

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#TheBeachTrail2017- Part 2

This is Part-2 of a series where we explore the trail of the movie ‘The Beach. Check Part-1 and Part-0 here. To do something similar in Thailand here are some planning tips for you Look out for cheap flights to Bangkok which starts at about 10,000 INR from Chennai to Bangkok. From Bangkok you could directly fly to Koh Samui through Bangkok Airways, but since its a private airport, fares are usually high. You could alternatively fly

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People walking on the Chumphon Pier to reach the Lomprayah Ferry
Thailand Tourism Travel

#TheBeachTrail2017-Part 1- From Bangkok to Phangan

#TheBeachTrail2017 is a trail followed in the movie ‘The Beach’ and aims to capture the spirit of independent backpack travel. This continues from the first in the series already published here As soon as we made our way to the intersection of Khao San Road and Rambutri Road, I had a look at the dawn that was slowly changing from violet to orange. Khao San Road, known to be the place where most backpackers from

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Pink Taxis at Khao San Road
Thailand Tourism Tourism World

Re-Discovering Paradise- #TheBeachTrail2017

Once you see a movie, and it leaves a lasting impression on you, its probably going to settle in some part of your head until you make peace with your mind to doing what the movie does. It never always possible make this peace with our mind. I had one such opportunity recently trying to transition from being a spectator to a character in a movie. From ‘being Kartik’ to ‘being Richard’, I chose to

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AusvsNZ-Preview
Cricket Opinion Sports Top

Australia look heavyweight against Resurgent New Zealand

The 4 best teams have made it to the semi finals. 2 of three most complete sides have figured a ticket on the plane to the MCG. Similar to 2011, the world cup final is being contested between host nations, bringing to the fore a new trend of perceived home advantage. The year 2013 was all about home advantage as observed in Test Match cricket and in the IPL. The 2015 world cup has caught

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Dhoni-helicopter
Cricket India IPL Sports Top

The Helicopter that never took off

The Mahabharata had a character called Abhimanyu-son of the warrior prince Arjuna. Abhimanyu was known for his prowess in slicing through army formations, but had an Achilles heel that let him down in the war. He did not quite know to end his way through, out of an army formation. He basically did not finish well if we could say so, keeping the context on cricket. Talk about finishing well, the 90’s generation would auto

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India-Aus-Preview
Cricket Featured Sports Top

Facing Australia in the Semis will be India’s biggest test this WC

The raging river is flowing towards the big dam. Will the dam break or will the dam block the river and change the course of all the water down into an abyss? India are that raging river, and they have assumed that form after largely being a drought ridden piece of barren land in the last one year. Australia is that strong dam that has been a constant source of fear for all rivers. When

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India-Bangladesh-Preview
Cricket Opinion Sports Top

India vs Bangladesh: Will it turn out to be David vs Goliath?

We always love it when David challenges Goliath. Those stories in cricket are cricketing dots in a timeline view of the entire cricket we watch.  When the fable was narrated, we’d picture a sad looking David, getting inspired to knock off the complacent Goliath. Bangladesh, have yet to get out of that skin of David after playing around 27-28 years of international cricket. They are like those 100-meter sprinters who choke in a marathon race.

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Cricket Featured Sports Top

Predictions for the semi-finals of the World Cup

Just when you near the end of your holiday, does it dawn on you that your holiday is about to end? I guess that’s how most of the cricket fans must be feeling. We’ve flirted a month long with emotions of hope, anxiety, abuse, banter and chirpiness. The romance associated with David defeating Goliath lasted a few fleeting moments and did not quite extend to the knockouts as none of the associates managed to reach

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