Archive for February, 2021

Why timeshare makes sense

Namrata Kothari is the Founder and CEO at Upword Media Services, a solutions integrated content production startup in Bangalore, with a dedicated team of writers. Upword Media handles a wide range of content needs for clients in individual verticals – ranging from startups to SaaS companies. Their content inputs also cross over to strategy articles for YourStory, Entrepreneur, and Inc42. Namrata says it has been rewarding to be among the Top 10 most promising marketing startups in the city.

Can you re-live one experience that is linked to a vacation not far from home?

Our holiday at a Club Mahindra resort in Coorg is one experience I may want to relive. This was a large-family-getaway (more than 20 people) and one that will be cherished for a long time. The resort is nestled in the misty Western Ghats and a place where contemporary lifestyle meets modern facilities.

views-feb2021-namrata-kothari-01As a large group we needed rooms that were close together and yet private – and we managed to book a number of cottages with independent rooms and kitchenettes – the kitchenettes were a welcome bonus. Interestingly, the resort offered a variety of amenities in-house for every age, so that we didn’t have to head out for any activity. The food from their theme restaurants was another attraction, in terms of quality and taste. All these features combined with a picturesque setting and great hospitality made it a vacation to remember.

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Views & Interviews / February 2021

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Can you re-live one experience back home in India, linked to a dream vacation?

The backwaters of Kerala got me hooked as soon as I took my first boat ride with my parents from Vaikom to Kochi. It was almost like a dream; I was just a child then. I had to wait many more years for another visit, on a Coir Board photography assignment in Kerala. The trip coincided with the famous Nehru Boat Race at Alappuzha, and that made things all the more interesting.

The call of the backwaters

For me, personally, the call of the backwaters didn’t stop with that trip. I did go back to Kumarakom, many times – and the last trip in 2018 was extraordinary. For one whole day, I was drifting about the Kumarakom Kayal with my family and friends – with not a worry in the world. Keeping me company of course, was a glass of fresh toddy – neat for extra comfort! The Pulikkattil houseboat ride was like no other – an unforgettable experience worth doing all over again.

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Message of the Month / February 2021

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