Kerala’s Best Kept Secret The last time I went to Goa,I came back disgusted at having to pick my way around all those bodies on the beach,glistening in sun-screened glory. Which is why,when someone mentioned the pristine,unsullied beaches of Bekal in Kerala,I jumped at the prospect of getting to a beach where I might have the chance to sit in solitude,write a few pages of my book,bond with family,indulge in some much needed relaxation and ponder […]

Footloose and fancy free in the Big Apple Unbashed fans of superstar Shahrukh Khan, my daugther and I set out on our personal pilgrimage, retracing the various places in the city where he has serenaded his leading ladies in smash hits including Kal Ho Na Ho and Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna. It has been over a decade since Shahrukh, resplendent in white, brought much stardust to Brooklyn Bridge as he rested his slight frame against […]