Priya Pathiyan

Priya Pathiyan is a senior lifestyle journalist, author and columnist. She loves exploring exciting places, savouring delish dishes, and meeting interesting personalities.

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When words can give you wings to explore the world

As a certified wanderluster, you can get your travel fix in a variety of ways. Here’s some inspiration in languages from lands far away to get you dreaming today. What is travel…

Phuket, Thailand, beach

Vaccinated holidaymakers can soon play in Phuket SandBox

Thailand plans to open its borders in a phased manner from July 1. Can other Asian destinations follow their road map? Phuket SandBox is the collaboration of Thai governmental organisations and private…

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Melbourne’s ‘next’ big thing

The Next Story Group’s latest business-meets-boutique hotel in Melbourne’s CBD is a sophisticated sanctuary at the centre of all the action. Melbourne, like most big cities, is rapidly evolving despite having neighbourhoods…

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Green fuels: Not just a flight of fancy

Sustainable Aviation Fuels are steadily gaining traction globally, with the aviation sector working hard to reduce its carbon footprint. In a pathbreaking move, United Airlines has recently placed a pre-order worth USD…

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Restored vintage Vespas swing into action in Singapore

Tours on these scrumptious scooters with sidecars are a great way to see the city from a different perspective. Cruising down glitzy Orchard Road or parked near a traditional shophouse. Pausing near…

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A ‘dweep’ dive into Lakshadweep

It’s been much in the news lately due to proposed development plans. Let’s take a closer look at the treasures of this azure archipelago. Positioned as the new ‘it’ destination of the…

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Meditations on Meghalaya

A land clothed in mist and clouds, the aptly named state of Meghalaya, is rich in natural beauty, geology, culture, and unique experience. Flip through our photo feature to get a glimpse…

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Marketplace: A ‘solid’ way to save the Earth

These self-care products are raising the bar for easier travel and saving the environment too. Here’s an experiment for you. Save all the plastics from your skincare and cosmetics that you use…