About Cutting Loose

Writer, content developer, foodie, but mostly peripatetic, Puneetinder Kaur Sidhu quotes Lao Tzu to best describes herself as a traveller with no fixed plans and no intention of arriving. She has been a travel and food columnist with Hindustan Times, is a literary critic for The Tribune, writes for Hindu Business Line, Huffington Post, HT Mint, Jetwings and authors the Times Food Guide for Chandigarh. She has penned over a dozen guides for Lonely Planet India, a couple for Times Group Books, and has authored a fun read Adrift: A Junket Junkie in Europe about her travels around the continent. She blogs at Cutting Loose and is the co-founder of TCBG World, an initiative providing travel media solutions.

Sidhu believes her undying passion for the great outdoors stems from having spent her growing years shuttling between their farm in Patiala and schooling in Shimla. Her love for food though she blames entirely on her genes. A generally wide-ranging knowledge about her home state resulted in a driving guide called ‘Experience Punjab On The Road’. Her most recent outing, to Ujjain, ended in a comprehensive book on the Simhastha Kumbh. Her true love though–of which she can never have enough–is road-tripping through Himalayan splendour.