Letter from the Editor

Was it Oscar Wilde or John Abraham who said “the only way to survive life in an Indian metro is to escape now and again. And again and again”? Whomever it was, he was spot on. At times like these, we need to preserve our sanity.

Sanjiv Bhattacharya        Print Edition: Feb 8, 2009

Alwar, Rajasthan
Alwar
Was it Oscar Wilde or John Abraham who said “the only way to survive life in an Indian metro is to escape now and again. And again and again”? Whomever it was, he was spot on. At times like these, we need to preserve our sanity. These last few months we’ve had to cope with terror, global meltdown, Satyam and the continuing feud between Shah Rukh and Aamir. It’s enough to tip a man over the edge.

So, we at MORE did what all journalists should do—we turned to the facts, the cold hard statistics. And we found that there are definitively fewer jihadis and Rs 7,000-crore Raju scams in the beach resorts of Goa or the palace forts of Rajasthan, than in Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai or Kolkata. So with that in mind, we propose a solution, a prescription for your sanity—get the hell out of town and do it now, in Valentines month, while the tourism industry is reeling from foreign cancellations and there are plenty of juicy deals waiting to be snapped up.

It wasn’t easy bringing you this Weekend Breaks special, heading off to all four corners of the country and vacationing like our lives depended on it. But we’ll do anything for our readers. And we still found the time to bring you the best in events, culture, shopping, cars, style, food and drink—everything you need to make the most of your spare money and time. We chat to Rahul Dravid about his perfect weekend, test drive an AMG Mercedes and undertake an in-depth investigation of India’s first brewpub. We even pester the gorgeous Amrita Rao with intimate questions about her love life. Like we said, anything for our readers.

Let us know what you think about the new MORE at moreletters@intoday.com. We love hearing from you, and the best letters will be published. Enjoy!

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