From Paris, With Tourists

IMG_2686

I wish I could say that I had a wonderful time in Paris. The reality is that my Paris experience, far from being musical-worthy, is best summed up by the word, “OK” – which is not even a whole word, really. The thing about Paris is that there’s now a strict social convention that one must… Read More »

The One Lesson That Marketing Managers Should Learn From Tomorrowland

I won’t blame you if you aren’t really interested in Tomorrowland, the electronic dance music festival held annually in Boom, Belgium. It’s not really meant for anyone over the age of 25, and you can really properly appreciate it only if you’re a teenager. It’s therefore an unlikely place to learn about marketing. And yet,… Read More »

Brussels: Bustling And Beery

Brussels

Getting to Brussels from Berlin was fun: Hop on a train, settle down to sleep and wake up in the land of beer and waffles! Brussels at 9.00 AM was a great sight. Soft puffy clouds, a perfectly cool, crisp day, the best weather I’d ever seen – so naturally, out came the camera, even… Read More »

A Berlin Summer

A couple explores alternate means of transport in Berlin

When other countries talk about ‘exporting freedom’ to dictatorships, I always wonder what their template for freedom is. If it were up to me, I’d want my version of ‘living in a free state’ to be as much like living in Berlin as possible. Of course, that’s as much of an anathema to the people… Read More »

A Camping Weekend Near Mumbai

camping

The last couple of months have been great for traveling – apart from a longer trip to North India (you may have already seen my post on Delhi) I also had the chance to go camping near Mumbai, two weekends in a row. The cool thing about camping is how self sufficient an activity it is (and… Read More »

Surfing In The Sun

12

“Surfing is more than a sport, it’s an extreme sports lifestyle,” says Raffael Kably, who’s in his late twenties and works at the Surf & Soul resort, on Kerala’s Varkala beach. I think I know a little about extreme lifestyles, after my drive here. It’s been about 22 hours of solid driving. From Mumbai to… Read More »