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J For Bombay Duck!

Now many of you may not have heard of Bombay Ducks. What kind of bird is that, you ask? It isn’t. It’s a fish! No kidding.  If you don’t believe me, read here and enjoy the popular story behind the origins of its name. I used to so enjoy the dry, salted variety…

Captivating Coonoor!

Last summer we had a family reunion cum holiday in Wellington, a quaint Cantonment town in the Nilgiris (South India) straight out of the British Raj, which hosts The Madras Regimental Centre and The Defence Staff College. And just outside Wellington is Coonoor, a lovely hill station that does not…

Travel and Food

“If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.” ~ James Michener Travel and food – they go together for me. Last October we had the pleasure of visiting a quiet little town called Kumily in Kerala, South…

Gavi – An Escape To Wilderness

During the Dassera holidays, we traveled to Kumily, a market town in Idduki district of Kerala and the main staging point to visit Periyar lake and the Thekaddy forest reserve. Whilst the boat ride on the Periyar lake is a must-do on the itinerary of most tourists, it can safely…

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