Our Tammie Anjali Tolani interviewed Samit Sawhny, Founder, Barefoot Havelock to learn what makes this two decades old resort the sustainability torch bearer on this island.
For context, here’s how the idea of Barefoot Havelock was conceived. Samit came to Havelock as a backpacker, in December 2001. Havelock, Andamans, had only recently been opened up to visitors, and he was blown by its beauty. Floating on his back in the sea oﬀ Beach No. 7 at Radhanagar, looking back towards shore, he saw crystal-clear water lapping gently on a broad sweep of powder-white sand, backed by dense green rainforest, and knew that this was it. He needed to create something that would add to the beauty of the island and that is how Barefoot was born! Here he answers some of the questions that largely centre around the beliefs that Barefoot Havelock holds dear and the ecological balance that needs to be respected in the space that the resort occupies. Read on! Continue reading “This Month in LeaderSpeak: interview with Samit Sawhny, Founder, Barefoot Havelock”
Image courtesy: Dr. Arun Kumar Nalimela
The Pattankodoli Festival, though relatively obscure on the national stage, is an exuberant celebration that stands as one of Maharashtra’s most colorful Bhandara festivals. Nestled 17 kilometers from the historic town of Kolhapur, within the breathtaking embrace of the Panhala fort ranges and the Warana River, Pattankodoli comes alive each year during the Shri Vittal Birdev Yatra.
Continue reading “Shri Vittal Birdev Yatra, Pattankodoli – A Yellow Splash of Culture”
Our Tammie Anjali Tolani describes her 25 hours at the Sawantwadi Palace where the Sawant Bhonsles have found meaningful ways to preserve the lost art of Ganjifa!
Continue reading “Ganjifa and the Sawantwadi Palace: Reviving a Royal Legacy”
We’ve brought you a captivating piece from Hindustan Times Brunch penned by Vir Sanghvi, chronicling the remarkable two-decade journey of restoring the 15th-century Palazzo by Four Seasons Hotel Firenze, now among the world’s top 50.
Continue reading “Under the Tuscan Sun”
Zia Hajeebhoy Co-founder Aquasail throws up an interesting view of Mumbai from the sea.
In our September issue of TANG, we bring to you the story of Aquasail – India’s pioneering sailing experience! Zia gives us an interesting perspective on how sailing can be an experiential addition to a traveller looking to immerse into Mumbai; she also leaves us with some Brand Building & Leadership lessons.
Continue reading “Building a Brand: Pioneering an Industry”
Rajnush Agarwal’s voice takes on a new excitement as he talks about his farm, MharoKhet. It is a blip of green in an otherwise brown desert. It is a place where people can come to learn about sustainable agriculture and enjoy delicious, healthy food that is grown with care and attention to detail.
Continue reading “Farming Resilience: MharoKhet’s Inspiring Agriculture Venture in Rajasthan’s Arid Terrain”
Read on to understand how a tourism professional turned a Humanitarian Hero in Climate Crises situations.
Gopinath Parayil (Gopi) founded The Blue Yonder (TBY) in 2004 as part of his journey to promote the unique river valley civilization of Nila in Kerala (Bharatapuzha). A keen promoter of sustainability and a believer in social entrepreneurship, he transformed TBY into a travel company that creates a positive impact in both hosts’ and guests’ lives.
Continue reading “Our Leader Speak section for this month is being called Hero Speak”
A fascinating transformation tale by Shilendran M. – VicePresident Sales at CGH Earth Experience Hotels
The story of the growth of CGH Experience Hotels from a modest Casino Hotel located on Willingdon Island is quite serendipitous.
Continue reading “Not by Design but by Default”
Imagine yourself standing in the ancestral house of Rajmohan in Kumbakonam, surrounded by the enchanting scent of natural dyes made from flowers, barks, roots and seeds. Here, the ancient art of Kalamkari flourishes, thanks to Rajmohan and his dedicated team.
Continue reading “Craft, Culture and Cosmic Connections of Kumbakonam”
Contribution Courtesy – Tarun Khullar
In the heart of Delhi lies a neighbourhood steeped in history and brimming with enchanting tales. The scent of incense wafts through the air, mingling with the aroma of street food being prepared with love and care. The sound of children playing in the streets harmonizes with the call of prayer from nearby mosques.
Continue reading “Whispers of History: Discovering the Time-Worn Treasures of Nizamuddin Basti”