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The Magic of Varkala, Kerala

Varkala is a magic spot. The small holiday beach town is perched vicariously on the edge of an eroding cliff, overlooking the Arabian sea. You can get to Varkala by car from Fort Cochin, a long and very slow trip which winds through an ocean of traffic, pedestrians and cows, or you could fly into Thiruvananthapuram, then take a car north. 278 more words


Water – The Elixir of Life !

Dear Reader

Just to let you know that I will be away from my desk for a few days – but look forward seeing you again next week. 23 more words


Train Whistle Blowing

Up, up and away at 6.00 am from Costa Malabari in order to catch the train from Kannur to Kochi. Rajesh shepards us onto the platform and into the carriage like an anxious mother taking her child to school for the first time. 1,548 more words



It is the biggest Festival Season in the State of Kerala right now.

With a good number of holidays over a stretch of 10 days (including the week-ends) people are engaged in the various multi-cultural and multi-religious festivals during those days with ONAM being the main festival of the year. 115 more words


48 hours in Kochi, Kerala

Coimbatore, our hometown for the next 5 months, is not that big by Indian standards. A fortnight, though, of sharing the (lack of) pavements with hordes of people and roads so treacherous to cross it could qualify as an adventure sport, had driven us to utter every… 781 more words


Fort Cochin and Amma - the Hugging Saint

Nothing can really prepare you for the first time you step foot in India. You may see charming movies, read books about it, practice yoga – but India is a whole different world unto itself. 2,727 more words



(Malayalam: പച്ചടി)

The last week has been quite a bit hectic on the social front – meaning, eating out nearly every day! And this is not good for me, not good at all – tell me friends how does it happen that one always eats a bit more when one does not have to cook oneself? 475 more words

International Kitchen