Nestled on a beach in one of the areas of Kerala untouched by floods, Leela Kovalam should be on your holiday radar as tourism in the south Indian state picks up again. You will find it as soul-soothing now as it always was.
She was the typical Mumbai girl who wanted to stay in India all her life. But her travel-crazy husband ensured otherwise. Hundreds of journeys later, Kiran Kapoor now lives in a state of permanent gratitude.
It’s not just a term used for school-leavers; even people in their 50s these days are trying out the concept of ‘the gap year’: taking a year off from their regular lives, rebooting and travelling the globe.
Though hailing from an Indonesian village where girls weren’t expected to study, Andi Yudha’s mother pushed her to travel abroad and study medicine. Independence isn’t easy, though, says the 20-year-old.