Zurich Picnic Spots

Zurich Picnic Spots

Author: Ipsita Barua, Travel Editor What's summer without a lazy picnic! Sprawled out in the sun with a smorgasbord of delish fare, chilled beverage in hand, cheery tunes playing on the speaker, cool summer breeze, not a care in this world... bliss, isn't it? Whether you want to lounge by the lakeside, sit in a park [...]

An Open Letter To A 9-year Old Me

An Open Letter To A 9-year Old Me

Nayana Chakrabarti, Parenting and Education Editor The author, aged 9 Hey you, I’ve thought of you often over the years, sitting, perched on the cusp of adulthood. I’ve marveled at your naivety, I’ve wanted to scold you into practicality and pragmatism. But you are a dreamer, not a doer. And here’s the strange, almost incomprehensible [...]

Chasing the Northern Lights in Sweden

Chasing the Northern Lights in Sweden

Author: Ipsita Barua, Travel Editor November 2015 was the tenth year of our married life and as the self-appointed travel planner, the pressure to plan a ‘special holiday’ was mounting. An extensive list of destinations across continents was drawn, travel blogs and itineraries referred to, ease of visa processes checked, climatic conditions and temperatures taken into [...]

Forgive Yourself

Forgive Yourself

Author: Nayana Chakrabarti, Parenting and Education Editor As I write this, in December, I think I’ve read and heard the words ‘social distancing’ enough times to last me a lifetime! I still remember hearing it for the first time on the ‘The Late Show’ and snorting with laughter. Social distancing? What was that? Oh, if [...]