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Editor's Letter &

Jayita Bandyopadhyay | Editor

Journalism happened to her “ by chance”. A trained designer from The National Institute of Fashion Technology, she started her career in the publishing industry when she was asked to write “knowledgeable articles on fashion and textiles,” for The Asian Age. Soon, a few articles a month became a fulltime job and fashion became too restricted a subject. Having worked in the industry for over a decade now and with newspapers like The Pioneer, Times of India, India Today, she has been writing extensively about food, travel, fashion, nightlife and everything else that results in upping the human happiness quotient. She can be reached at Click here to read the Editor’s letter for the February 2016 issue of Shubh Yatra.

Supriya Sehgal

Supriya Sehgal is a freelance travel and lifestyle writer who's on the move more than 250 days a year. Her experiences on the road have been featured in leading national and international guidebooks and magazines.
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Madhulika Dash

Madhulika Dash is a travel writer and a food connoisseur, who was part of the food panel of MasterChef India Season 4. Her subjects of interest range from technology and cars to health and fashion.
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Ashwin Rajagopalan

Ashwin Rajagopalan Chennai-based lifestyle writer who specialises in travel, food and gadgets. He enjoys communicating across cultures and is a wellknown crosscultural trainer and consultant in India.
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Aloke Bajpai

Aloke Bajpai , CEO and co-founder for Ixigo, loves creative writing, history and gadgets. At heart, he is a foodie and a bookworm. Thanks to his love for travel, there are few places in the world he has not visited.
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David Roberts

David Roberts If David Roberts has a speciality, it’s people. This has propelled him to work on a variety of business and consumer titles, and photographing and writing about subjects from adventure sports and travel to popular science.
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The heart of France

The Dordogne region is captivating in its many attractions, but none as fascinating as its quality of life, says David Roberts"


Travel gets its Diu

After years of being just a name on India’s tourist map, Diu, in Gujarat, has finally come into its own, says Teja Lele Desai

Special Feature

Kashmir creatives

From walnut wood carving to Pashmina weaving, the Valley has a rich heritage of crafts. Supriya Sehgal takes you on a design tour

Sure Shorts

The world on one stage

The Art of Living’s World Culture Festival 2016 will showcase the rich heritage of the world, says M Rajaque Rahman


Make in India initiative

The campaign, initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, propels India on to the world stage as one of its fastest growing economies



Riaan Jacob George lists four of the season’s rarest limited-edition watches showcased at Masters of Time in Macau, a premium luxury-watch retail show


Star trail

Snapshots from a Google Hangout session with Airlift’s star cast and Air India officials

Open house

Home, sweet home

Chefs are going back to their roots to present a cuisine that combines taste, freshness and innovation, says Madhulika Dash


Perfect fit

In the wearable technology race, it is the fitness band that’s winning - at least in the foreseeable future, says Ashwin Rajagopalan


Right gear, right now

Excited about the Auto Expo at Greater Noida, and even more excited about which one to buy? Kingshuk Dutta brings you this year’s six hottest launches. Happy drooling

Pop Pourri


Celebrate February as the month of gay abandon with the most vibrant carnivals from around the world

Being Neerja

Sonam Kapoor talks to Priya Adivarekar about her role as the stoic flight attendant and how the character helped her reinvent herself as an actor

Tarot trotting

See what December has on the cards. By Karmel Nair


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