Kartik- Traveller/Arm Chair Cricket Critic/ Photographer
The mesmerising hills of Coonoor
Photography Tourism Travel

The Kurumbadi Vlog-Part 4

We’ve so far talked about reaching the village of Kurumbadi and arriving on a Toy Train Trip. In Part 3 we talked about driving to Teanest, a place near Coonoor, early in the morning rain to start a 10 kilometre trek. In this episode (4) we talk about the beautiful trek through Singara Estate from the higher reaches of Coonoor to Kurumbadi by the little waterfall which merges into the Bhavani River, overlooking the majestic

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Dining overlooking the Nilgiris
Photography Travel

The Kurumbadi Vlog-Part 1

Have you heard about the land of the Kurumbas? The Kurumbas are one of the three native tribes living in the Nilgiris. Join me on my journey as I explore the places around Kurumba Village. Here’s the first part in this series as I drive through Mettupalayam on a rainy morning, into the sylvan surroundings of Kurumba Village.   Go and watch Part-2 here

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Mohan Coffee at Kumbakonam
Photography Tour Travel

In Search of the perfect Degree Coffee

Coffee is usually something most of us sign up for at Coffee machines or the small shops, but how about a coffee prepared with a lot of attention and care? Have you heard of the Degree Coffee and the rage it is in a small Kumbakonam (in Tamil Nadu)? I happened to visit Kumbakonam and picked 2 places that my readers would love to see in terms of finding great coffee. But wait. What exactly

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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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2017 Entertainment Photography Thailand Tourism Tourism Travel

#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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