Raghav Modi

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5 Unique Hotels in Shillong from Tribal to Regal

If you're heading to Shillong, a British hill station and capital of Meghalaya in India's Northeast region, there are some surprisingly delightful …

Meghalaya

Book | Rajesh Khanna – The Untold Story of India’s First Superstar

The madness of it all is hard to comprehend.<p>It is indeed not the first time that I have read Rajesh Khanna referred to as the “first superstar” of …

Bollywood

New Delhi's 5 Finest Fine Dining Restaurants

WRITTEN BY<p>Raghav Modi<p>PUBLISHED ON<p>LOCATION<p>India<p>In addition to being the capital of the world’s largest democracy, New Delhi also happens to be one of …

Food & Dining

Making It A Better Place – My Visit To An Animal Sanctuary

By on June 7, 2018 • ( 1 Comment )<p>My visit to All Creatures Great & Small (ACGS) in Silakhari Village, a half hour drive from Gurgaon, Haryana took …

Pets

How Anthony Bourdain Came to Be Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain grew up to be one of the world's most adventurous (and opinionated) eaters. Here, he credits his father for the man he became.<p><i>Editor's Note 6/8/18: We are saddened to learn of Anthony Bourdain's death at age 61. In 2012, he wrote a Father’s Day essay for Bon Appétit about his</i> …

New Jersey

The Streets In Positano, Italy

Positano is a small village, so wherever you are, you can find your way back to the harbor area and you never know what you might find when you get …

Italy

10 of the best rooftop bars in Europe: readers’ travel tips

Winning tip: Skajo, Freiburg, Germany<p>I had a couple of hours to spend in Freiburg while my bike was being repaired, but no energy left to sightsee. The guy at the cycle shop suggested I visit Skajo rooftop bar, in the old centre of Freiburg. Skajo provided a cooling breeze, cold beer and a …

Dance Off

Swanky Library Hotel, Zurich, Switzerland

Coming off a week of touring in Europe, I needed a place to relax. I know, there is no feeling sorry for me, the “non-stop traveler” by choice, but …

European Travel

Amazing Tourist Places in India that are Worth the Visit

India is a unique place to visit and honestly, I never thought I would make it there. I think everyone should experience this country at least once …

Unique

Month in Travel: May 2018

Is it just us or the year seems to be whizzing past. We’re almost halfway through, and with so much to do and see, we wish time would just slow… …

GDPR

10 Must-Eat Food At New Delhi, India – Not Just Butter Chicken And Chaat

<b>by</b> admin<p>May 31, 2018<b>in</b> Feature - Food Guide, Food - Indian, Overseas - IndiaNo Comments 4<p>[New Delhi, India] Delhi loves to eat. The locals are …

Chaat

The Houston Bookstore You Need to Visit

If you’re a Houstonian, you probably already know about Brazos Bookstore. For the rest, let us put this fantastically fun bookshop on your to-visit …

Jeremy Irons Breathes New Life Into ‘The Poems of T.S. Eliot’

<b>THE POEMS OF T.S. ELIOT</b> <b><br>By T.S. Eliot</b><br>Read by Jeremy Irons<br>3 Hours, 41 Minutes. Faber & Faber.<p>There is no definitive voice for reading T. S. Eliot. His own manner, with its proper enunciations, can’t be placed. He was always from somewhere else. In his native St. Louis, his family looked to ancestral …

Literature

How to Book the Cheapest Flight Possible this Summer

Summer is upon us (and by “us”, I mean you lucky folk who live in the Northern Hemisphere), and now is the time to figure out where you want to spend …

3 Days in Copenhagen Itinerary and Travel Guide

How to spend the perfect 3 days in Copenhagen.<p>I recently embarked on my very first solo trip to Europe. As it turns out, Copenhagen is an amazing …

Hidden Gems In Nashville You Don't Want To Miss

Nashville is a popular tourist destination, and when researching attractions, the same places, events, and activities tend to come up over and over …

Things To Do In British Columbia - 20 Amazing Bucket List Experiences

There are so many things to do in Vancouver you could spend weeks exploring. A visit to Grouse Mountain is a chance to see bears and breathtaking …

How To Plan a Trip Around Europe

Planning a trip is definitely exciting, but more often than not there’s too much stress mixed with that excitement.<p>Is there a way to plan trips …

Time I

Sangat Island Dive Resort Review: Staying in the Calamian Islands Palawan

Nothing says paradise like a private island filled with perfect beaches, natural hot springs, gorgeous emerald blue water and towering limestone …

A Foodie Guide to the Must-Try Restaurants in Dumaguete, Philippines

Recently, I’ve been keen on trying out local delicacies and experiencing popular restaurants in a city/ place where I travel. Like we did in Coron …

20 of the Most Beautiful Castles in France

Think of France and it’s likely that sooner or later, in among thoughts of the Eiffel Tower, endless vineyards, and deliciously crunchy baguettes; a …

14 Things to do in Cusco And Where to Stay [For All Traveler Types] - Love & Road

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Tijara: How Palace Ruins Became a Rajasthan Hotel

WRITTEN BY<p>Raghav Modi<p>PUBLISHED ON<p>LOCATION<p>India<p>The Tijara Fort Palace is uneven, broken, and yet still somehow evokes a sense of reverence that only a …

Craig Childs' New Book Explores the Ancient World

Twenty years ago, Craig Childs was lying in a Colorado cave, alone with a Pleistocene-era camel skeleton he was helping excavate as part of his graduate research in desert studies. He realized that he was one of the first people to ever see the camel, which had lived before people inhabited the …

Books

Chernobyl: History of a Tragedy by Serhii Plokhy review – Europe nearly became uninhabitable

Chernobyl helped to transform the slow-burn of Soviet environmental protests into an explosive form of eco-nationalism<p>These days, European travel agencies offer trips to Chernobyl for as little as €500. Tourists are promised safety, comfort and the ghoulish thrill of visiting the site where, at …

Chernobyl

Remembering Fuengirola & the Costa Del Sol

<i>Too much of traveling – if there is ever such a thing – over decades seems to have taken a toll on my memory. When I traveled in the late nineties</i> …

Bacon, cheese and condoms: What librarians find in returned books

A Washington librarian set Twitter ablaze with her public service announcement about cheese<p>When a Washington librarian made a polite request for patrons to cease using cheese as a bookmark in her library's books, librarians across the Twitterverse chimed in with their tales of strange library book …

Travails with the Alien traces how Satyajit Ray wrote the sci-fi script that 'inspired' Spielberg's ET

HarperCollins India’s latest book <i>Travails with the Alien – The Film that was Never Made and Other Adventures with Science Fiction</i> is not an easy book …

Short and satirical

After delighting history buffs with extensively researched books on India's geography, <b>Sanjeev Sanyal</b> comes up with a light read – <i>Life over Two Beers</i>. …

The case for tearing up books

Lots of us love books. But not all bibliophiles express our adoration of these objects the same way. Some seetexts as central to their homes’ decor, or turn literature into visual art, repurposing written works into boxes, origami, or statues. And others of us just take what we need, jettisoning …