Articles by Amod Chopra
Apr 01, 2012
Travel Tales: Full moon rising over YangonAs Myanmar heads into polls, the closed country is opening up more to tourists as well. In 2012, the annual Shwedagon Pagoda festival was celebrated for the first time since 1988 when the junta banned it. Here's what it felt like.
Dec 29, 2011
Cheetahs, elephants and warthogs: Tales from a safariEver fantasised about going on an African safari? Here’s a diary from the Serengeti.
Nov 16, 2011
Bullfighting — all bull, not much of a fightFrom 1 January 2012, bullfighting will be banned in Catalonia, the first in mainland Spain. Amod Chopra remembers his bullfighting experience and says perhaps a ban isn't such a bad idea after all.
Oct 20, 2011
Notes from a Babymoon aka a leave-baby-at-home vacationBlogger Amod Chopra writes a letter to his little one upon taking a "babymoon", that means baby stays with grandma while mom and dad get to spend some quality time; except the thing is you never really leave baby behind.
Sep 23, 2011
Mumbai meri jaan: This is home, this was homeAn NRI wants to kiss the ground of his old janam bhoomi. But can you really ever go home again especially with a 21-month old baby, diaper bag and other paraphernalia in tow?
Sep 03, 2011
Going to Goa with an elephant on my backAn NRI heads to Goa and finds himself stuck between scary tattooed Russian mobsters and obnoxious NRI families in the pool of the five star hotel.
Jul 11, 2011
Curry Bashing bluesThe drop in Indian students in Australia, a loss of about 70 million AUD, has caught the government's attention. And it is moving pretty fast to provide security for its little cash cows.
Jun 30, 2011
Roti Murtabak to Ricotta Cheesecake – that’s Australian for foodA country's policy towards immigrants might be controversial. But immigrants also add diversity and richness to any local cuisine. And Australia offers, excellent Thai, Vietnamese, Cambodian and Malaysian food.
Jun 15, 2011
Shoe shopping in Florence and other Italian delightsFlorence in Italy is fabled as the cradle of the Renaissance. But there is more fun to be had in the city as well from fabulous shoe shopping to truffle sandwiches.