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Sublime in Samui

September 3, 2015


REENA KARIM heads to Koh Samui for the first time and where better to stay than at the memorable Intercontinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam. My plane was preparing for landing and slowly descended towards the island. In a dramatic fashion, curtains of clouds parted ways and revealed lush tropical vegetation, emerald peaks of varied elevations, and crystal clear waters with specs of […]

A Railwayman’s Odyssey

June 29, 2015


Reena Karim speaks to former railwayman Suresh Joseph on creating and breaking his travelling records, as well as his life-changing journeys. To call Suresh Joseph an adventurous person would be an understatement. This 56 year-old former employee of the Indian Railway, and ex-CEO of Dubai Ports World Cochin, has travelled the length and breadth of India numerous times – and in record time. […]

Courting Controversy

June 26, 2015


Writer, and former journalist with CNN-IBN, Amrita Tripathi on her second novel, The Sibius Knot, and urban India. By Reena Karim When Amrita Tripathi was included in the line-up of authors who participated in ‘Words on Water’ literary event a part of the Festival of India in Thailand, she was introduced as the youngest writer on the panel. […]

Fashion Forward

December 22, 2014


Vilasinee ‘Shalini’ Singhsachathet balances personal and professional relationships and takes the Jaspal brand into the future. BY REENA KARIM “I have always known I was going to join the family business,” Vilasinee ‘Shalini’ Singhsachathet says as  she gives me a tour of the pattern room at the Jaspal headquarters on Sukhumvit Soi 66. We pause for a few minutes […]

Beyond Brunch

October 21, 2014


Reena Karim revels in Bangkok’s café culture, and discovers a brand star on Sukhumvit. Bangkok residents have long gotten over the novelty that once surrounded the arrival of international coffee chains, and these days independent coffee shops and delis provide the answer for those looking for something more than a regular ol’ cup o’ Joe. Over the last few years, ever […]

The Good Ol’ Days of Cricket

September 5, 2014


Enthusiasts and athletes share their fondest memories of India’s favourite sport. By Reena Karim Even though it is not the official national sport, cricket brings the most amount of excitement and has the biggest fan following compared to any other sport in India. In recent years, however, it has been marred by match and spot-fixing scandals, making it difficult to truly rejoice […]

Urban Viet

August 19, 2014


An exciting new joint on Thong Lor Soi 13 serves Vietnamese comfort food at affordable prices. By Reena Karim It’s only a Thursday and most of the tables at Zoulviet are already reserved for dinner. Luckily though, the outdoor section is able to seat us. The afternoon heat has made its way out, making this section of the […]