Category Archives: Travel flicks

Photo of the week

©MRandin

This photo was taken at Manipal’s End Point, where the students and residents of this university town come to run, play football or just to hang out. Its panoramic views also make it an ideal place for… erm… romantic dealings. It seems it’s also a good place to go for a swim during the monsoons when the football field floods over!

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After an Indian holiday: Why there’s now more of me to hug…

The pani puri "wallah" in Mumbai (©MRandin)

… Okay, so maybe averaging four meals a day didn’t help. But I wanted M. to try all my favourite dishes and he was more than willing to oblige! And the further south you go the better the food gets (and yes, that’s a highly objective opinion!).

Here’s a list of a few of my favourite things to eat in India. Continue reading

After an Indian holiday: Why there's now more of me to hug…

The pani puri "wallah" in Mumbai (©MRandin)

… Okay, so maybe averaging four meals a day didn’t help. But I wanted M. to try all my favourite dishes and he was more than willing to oblige! And the further south you go the better the food gets (and yes, that’s a highly objective opinion!).

Here’s a list of a few of my favourite things to eat in India. Continue reading

Why borrowed slippers, eunuchs and video cameras make for an interesting train ride in India

Fire extinguishers at the Canacona train station in Goa. (©MRandin)

George Winters said, “If God had really intended men to fly, he’d make it easier to get to the airport”, which is why we decided to take the train to Udipi – my dad’s hometown. Continue reading

Photo of the week

Doing it their way on Palolem beach! (©MRandin)

Taking a leisurely evening stroll on south Goa's famous party beach, Palolem. ©MRandin

Goa: The state of ‘sosgado’

Juggling on Patnem Beach. ©MRandin

A man, with matted hair sits in the lotus position with his face raised to the sun. A few metres down the beach, a 30 something woman, sporting a bright pink sun dress, cavorts through the waves playing a three note tune on a tiny flute. Welcome to Patnem beach in the south of Goa – a place which fulfils every tired cliché about the state’s famous hippie culture. Continue reading

Happy New Year everyone!

©MRandin

I thought I’d start off 2010 with one of my favourite pictures from 2009. Our car had stopped just a little behind this truck with the boy hanging out the back. He smiled for the camera and then waved out to us as the light turned green!

Happy New Year everyone . I hope 2010 will be filled with joy, peace and good luck for each of you.