About Neha Dara

Neha Dara wishes she was footloose (– adjective, free to go or travel about; not confined by responsibilities). But she constantly complains that she’s a travel editor who spends more time reading about other people’s travels than doing any of her own. Still, she manages to find enough time for extracurricular activities like floating down rivers on truck tyres, falling off a scooty in Diu’s bylanes, and a mad dash across India and Nepal in an autorickshaw, racing against the monsoon.

It’s right in the south, bordering Italy, in the Italian speaking part of country. The city sits at the edge of the lake, sprawling down a hillside. [Read more]

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The Swiss look at their watches often. Being on time is a national obsession. Every third shop sells watches. Every town has a watchtower, and the bell tolls for five minutes to mark the hour. [Read more]

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It’s 8 pm. I’m sitting in office and it’s pouring outside. I’m supposed to be filing a story, but I’m so distracted by the thought that I have to leave tomorrow and I still don’t know whether I have enough warm clothes that I haven’t been able to write a single straight sentence about the evolution of the Curriculum Vitae. [Read more]

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For a few days I’ve been hiding a secret. One that’s been bubbling and frothing away in the pit of my stomach – erupting every once in a while in a gleeful little giggle. [Read more]

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Recently, I told you that I was going to open the blog out for a guest post. Almost immediately, I got a mail for Ajay Reddy, who runs the website www.tripnaksha.com. [Read more]

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