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26th September is European Day of Languages!

Hallo! Oi! Hola! Hej! As a traveler, i’m a big fan of immersing into local cultures – and languages are an integral part of helping in enabling that. This 26th of September – European...

How to Learn a New Language in 3 easy steps

A quick Google Search educates me that ‘fluency’ is being able to express oneself easily and articulately. That’s really all there is to language. Expression of oneself and getting others to understand you. So why...

Language hacking for the Indian traveler

The Indian traveler has an almost unfair advantage when it comes to picking up new languages on the go. Since the devnagri script is phonetically pure, you always know exactly what a word sounds...

Armchair Travel: Stay at home & explore the world!

OK, the world is under lockdown and travel is the last thing on peoples’ minds right now, as we grapple an invisible yet mighty common enemy – coronavirus! While that’s true, most travellers are...

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Why i spent 1 month in Bangkok!

Every once in a while, i find it deeply rewarding to spend some alone time in a place away from ‘home’. More often than not, i pick a place based on cost of living...

Exotic Italy: 2 weeks in Rome, Tuscany, Florence & Bologna

When Deepti Kshirsgar did a guest post for me about her love for Florentine sunsets, i honestly and smugly passed it off as naivety – sunsets happen every day, around the world, right?! Wrong!...

The Business Traveler’s Guide To Delhi

New Delhi has so much to offer to travellers. It’s not only India’s political capital, it’s also the economic and financial centre of Northern India. Naturally, this brings in a huge influx of business...