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Summer vacations in India: Remembering the 80s with nostalgia

Summer is blazing in full throttle! For parents like me, this is also a time of getting children ready for a new school session. Loads to do, yes! [READ: 5 Powerful to Teach Your Child to Care and Transform the World]


Preparing for the new school session isn't as easy as it sounds. It involves buying the new text books, school supplies, stationery and even a brand new bag to kick start the academic year. A textbook may not be available in the market, which leads to discussions with other parents on where to procure it from and so on. For kids, summers are a terrific start to reckon with just before the school closes for vacations. Somehow there is a sense of excitement and anticipation in the air.
As a child growing up in the 80s, I used to look forward to summer vacations with my parents. [READ: Learn to behave: The Wisest Lesson I learned in 2018]
From Africa, we would plan our vacation to India months ahead. A direct flight was next to impossible, which meant that we had at least …

Where to eat in Kochi: The Rice Boat restaurant at Taj Malabar, Wellingdon Island offers an experience like no other!

Be it scorching summers or beautiful monsoons, there is no place as enchanting as Kochi, which offers culinary delights to suit every palate. You can be a vegetarian or a non-vegetarian. The vibrant cosmopolitan culture has something for every type of foodie. I have just got back from God's own country and I am missing the delicious Kerala food already, especially sea food. 

Not sure where where to eat a delicious lunch in Kochi? The city offers plenty of options but a clear favourite with foreigners and Kochiites turns out to be 'The Rice Boat'.  For delectable Kochi seafood, the Rice Boat restaurant at Taj Malabar in Wellingdon Island offers a culinary delight like no other. 
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Just sitting by the 'boat-like' restaurant and watching the waves and the spectacular water front view and occasionally spotting dolphins adds to the joy of simply savoring every moment and basking by the Queen of the Arabian sea.
The Rice Boat restaurant is the …