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    Travel

    Grit+Glamour+Culture = Glasgow

    On March 6, 1989, a 44 year old and his colleagues boarded a British Railway train at the Edinburgh Waverley railway station. The group of six men – all town planners from developing cities of India – was headed to Glasgow as part of a government initiative facilitating knowledge exchange. Among them was my father who returned thrilled with the exposure to planning and technological advancement he saw in Glasgow. But it was the efforts to preserve the industrial heritage of Glasgow whilst creating sync with the cultural fabric that impressed my father the most. “Observe the buildings as you walk through the city. The urban landscape would have changed…

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    Travel

    Gifts, tips and Scottish memories

    Ask me about the most ‘stressful’ part of travelling and I would say understanding the local habits/culture to avoid a faux pas and buying souvenirs for those at home. Overtly concerned about the first before my Scotland trip since I was travelling alone, I spent a major chunk of my time at the Bristol Airport – while waiting for the flight to Edinburgh – doing some research about the dos and don’ts while in Scotland. I was rather relieved since the Scottish seemed to be a friendly bunch of people and was I right! As for the latter, well, on the last day of any trip I end up twisting…

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    Tuck-In

    On a date with Sticky Toffee Pudding

    Conversations about travel make me nostalgic not just for the place but for the food too. I may not mark my attendance at the ‘must visit’ places but I always find my way to the ‘must eat’. Little wonder then that writing about Scotland (read Scotland: Why, When, How) has me craving some whiskey and the sinful Sticky Toffee Pudding. The Sticky Toffee Pudding is essentially a British dessert but also marks its appearance in listings of traditional Scottish food. My first encounter with this heaven on a plate (though I say that for every cake dessert!) was a pre-packed piece picked up in Bristol. In Scotland, however, I ensured…

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    Tuck-In

    X’mas tales with some Scottish Tablet

    Jingle bells, jingle bells, la la la la la… Merry Christmas everyone! The colours, lights, sparkle and shine, smiling faces and that feeling of well-being – I love festival times. And the last week-long celebration of the year is beautiful – the celebration of a birth and a beginning. This is the season for comfy snuggles, hot and gooey treats, glitter and drama, parties, conversations and resolutions to keep New Year resolutions. And gifts – the ones under the Christmas tree or those exchanged when you visit/host friends and family. Rem shares the same sentiments but unfortunately, it was rather late in the day when she realised that with a…