"Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going."
- Paul Theroux

Views & Interviews

December 2018

In conversation with Sukumaran Menon

Sukumaran Menon is an engineer and an independent foundry consultant by profession. He has been in the die-casting industry for over forty years, with an end-application focus that addresses the needs of automotive, electric, consumer and machining industries.

Based in Bangalore, Sukumaran is a seasoned travel enthusiast and a hobby-photographer. He started off using a point & shoot camera and moved up the value chain to professional gear. As his work involves travel - both within and outside the country, he manages to find the time to give his passion for photography newer and more exciting frames of reference.

Sukumaran refers to the black & white medium as a distinctly unique form of expression, and often takes this visual route in his explorations of period architecture, and the great outdoors. He is particularly fascinated with “trees” as a subject, and how he can capture nature’s works of art from a whole new viewpoint.


Earlier Articles

2018

Nov In conversation with Hooma Roy Choudhury and Sudeep Goswami
Oct In conversation with world traveler, Brendan Cole
Sept In conversation with travel writer, Chittra M
Aug In conversation with Rajiv Agarwal, Head of Marketing, Salarpuria Sattva Group
July In conversation with travel writer, Chittra M
June In conversation with travel writer Sudha Pillai
May Talking to people with the travel bug
Apr In conversation with travel writer, Bindu Gopal Rao
Mar Things to do before you go on a vacation
Feb Six timeshare users give their views on timeshare, and how things add up
Jan Planning your holiday calendar

2017

Dec B.S. Rathor – The romance of vacation photography
Nov Ashok R Sankethi, Kaybase Research
Oct Lisa Ann Schreier, The Timeshare Crusader
Sep Vikram Nanjappa, Evolve Back Resorts
Aug The importance of packing your bags right
July Working towards a positive work-life balance
June Q&A: Conversations with Debolin Sen -  Head - Enable Travel
May What does the man on the street say about “timeshare”
April Tourists for environment protection
March When customer feedback becomes a navigation tool
February Q&A: Talking to photographer Pratap J
January Q&A: Talking to Gerhard and Beate Schreiber from Germany

2016

December Q&A: Listening Post on Timeshare
November Q&A: Knowing your customer
October Q&A: New Project Story: Devlok at the foothills of Tirumala
September Q&A: Why some customers have second thoughts about timeshare
August Q&A: Talking to customers about timeshare benefits
July Q&A: Talking to Naturalist, Surya Ramachandran
June Q&A: Talking to Food & Travel blogger, Riya Patel
May Constructive feedback from timeshare customers collected by AIRDA content team
April Q&A: AIRDA content team visits Sterling Rock Perch in Yercaud
March Q&A: Talking to Suresh Bajaj of Millennium Pools
February Q&A: The people factor in the timeshare industry
January Q&A: Talking to coffee broker Venu Ovian, about timeshare

2015

December Q&A: Looking at new unexplored locations in timeshare
November Q&A: Looking at new unexplored locations in timeshare
October Q&A: Six timeshare vacationers talk about their first time
September Q&A: Talking to Arathi Venkatesh of Bangalore
August Q&A: Talking to Dr. R. K. Anand of DJB Group of Companies
July Q&A: About feedback from guests at timeshare resorts
June Q&A: Talking to Vinayak Tamse, of Tamse Associates
May Q&A: Talking to C. Anand Reddy, Managing Director of Aswani Properties
April Q&A: Talking to Travel Photographer, Satheesh Kumar
March Q&A: Talking to a young couple who picked Goa for their honeymoon
February Q&A: Talking to Prarthana Pednekar, a young hospitality professional based in Mumbai
January Q&A roll back - going down memory lane

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