Articles by Punam Mohandas

The Kader Khan School of Dialogue Writing

One would not imagine that a boy coming to India as the son of Afghani refugees and then being brought up in the Kamathipura district of Bombay, infamous for its brothels and illicit gambling addas, would have home in his soul for poetry, for an appreciation of the finest literature….

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The Sonnet Kolkata

The Sonnet Kolkata

The Sonnet Kolkata – A Review The Sonnet is a small, boutique hotel, located in Kolkata’s Salt Lake City, close to the City Centre mall. It is quite popular among visiting sports’ teams due to its relative proximity to the stadium; indeed, while I was there, the Indian men’s hockey…

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Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok

Shangri la Bangkok

Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok – A Review The Shangri-La is one of the more majestic and renowned properties in Bangkok, along the banks of the Chao Phraya river and spread over 18 rai (a little over seven acres) which is quite generous for a city hotel! Never mind all the competition…

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Avani Pattaya Resort & Spa

Avani Pattaya

Avani Pattaya Resort & Spa – A Review The Avani Pattaya has quite a history behind it. Starting off as the Royal Garden Plaza hotel, it then metamorphed into the Marriott for about fifteen years until 2016, when it assumed its present avatar of the Avani, an offering from the…

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La Dolce Vita The Shanghainese Way

Shanghai maglev

Shanghai – A Travelogue Shanghai had long been one of my bucket list items. Hugely influenced by James Clavell as he described it in ‘Noble House and ‘Taipan’, Shanghai has always held the allure of mystery and romance for me in my imagination. I had been to Beijing before and…

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The Park Hyderabad

The Park Hyderabad – A Review True of many of its hotels, the Park Hyderabad too offers a somewhat funky look to its entrance, although the façade itself is unprepossessing. As one enters the hotel through revolving doors, one is faced with the concierge desk, beyond which is some banquet…

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Hyatt On The Bund

Hyatt On The Bund – A Review As the name suggests, the Hyatt on the Bund is situated near the Bund area overlooking the Huang Pu river, which is hugely popular among the Shanghainese themselves. One enters into a very spacious, square-shaped lobby that has an atrium roof. The Hyatt…

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JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai At Tomorrow Square

JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai At Tomorrow Square – A Review The JW Marriott Tomorrow Square is without doubt one of the most impressive towers dominating the immediate city landscape and is the eighth tallest building in Shanghai. At 285metres, it is a sleek, vertical tower, which culminates in four sharp-edged,…

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CHAR, Hotel Indigo Shanghai on the Bund

CHAR, Hotel Indigo Shanghai on the Bund – A Review Rooftop Steakhouse and Bar The Indigo brand is the more contemporary, funky offering from the InterContinental (IHG) Group. The Hotel Indigo Shanghai on the Bund lives up to this image and how, with some novel and very modern sculptures and…

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River Drunk, Wanda Reign on the Bund, Shanghai

Food Review: River Drunk, Wanda Reign on the Bund, Shanghai The Art of Chinese Fine Dining To begin this food review, one must needs trace one’s footsteps from the utterly magnificent lobby – a humungous, square expanse of marbled space, featuring one large painting of a Chinese scene in a…

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