Seven Days in Rangpur

More than a decade ago, way back in 1995, I was a graduate student in my final year at St. Xavier’s College, Bombay. As a part of our Honours’ project, we embarked upon a 7-day field trip to the interiors of Gujarat, thanks to the good graces of our Professor – Dr. Vlidakar – who had worked extensively in the Amba Dongar region. Soon, five young students (including myself) found ourselves in a location that was 100 kms from the nearest big city, armed with nothing but a map and a compass! It was on that trip that I first encountered Rangpur and the “Ashram”…

Air Worthy

Airports have always fascinated me. They way they buzz with activity all the time. The operations and logistics they deliver on, night and day. The amount of traffic a large airport can manage, in a single shift. And, of course, all the airplanes! Having enjoyed a visit to Thailand several times in the past, I was quite looking forward to touch down on the new Suvarnabhumi Airport in Thailand…

Fly The Good Times

While the rest of the world is moving to low-cost and no-frills airlines, at least one new airline in India – Kingfisher – is shaping some new trends. It is very reasonably priced but claims to offer an above-par experience…