Book Review: K2’s Into Thin Air

By Nimish Dubey Jon Krakauer added a whole dimension to mountaineering and travel literature when he wrote Into Thin Air in 1996, describing the disaster...

Book Review: One of the best books on Delhi

By Nimish Dubey There have been many books written on the Indian capital. Some have veered to the utterly academic, others to the spiritual, yet...

Great Journeys: Was he the first man to scale Everest?

By Nimish Dubey Most people become famous by being the first to do something. Or doing something a certain (record) number of times. And yet...

Book Review: If only all travel books were written like this…

By Nimish Dubey There are travel books that tell you about how people went about a particular journey. There are those that tell you about...

Book Review: The book that exposed Mount Everest

By Nimish Dubey For most people, ascending Mount Everest, the tallest mountain on earth, remains the ultimate travel fantasy. For years, Everest had been most...

Wink: Not a Kindle killer, in travel terms

By Nimish Dubey We sparked a fair bit of debate last week when we said that Amazon's e-book reader, the Kindle, was the best option...

Great Journeys: Antarctica 1911-12 – The journey that killed a great...

By Nimish Dubey Of all the journeys that have been undertaken, few have been as tragic as the "race to the pole" between Britain's Robert...

The Kindle: Some Basic Information & FAQs

By Nimish Dubey Our post on the Kindle's travel-friendliness has led to a number of queries about the device. While we have answered those made...

Seven reasons why a Kindle is a bookworm traveller’s best friend

We keep hearing and reading about how electronic books (or e-books, as the tech pundits like to call them) will ultimately replace paper books....

A classic travel book reading list

By Nimish Dubey Ask someone about reading travelogues and it is a fair chance that they will head off and start looking for books by...