About Cutting Loose

Author of several books, travel writer, food critic, columnist, and a regular contributor to leading newspapers and magazines, Puneetinder Kaur Sidhu has lived (and worked) by one motto for two decades: Travel. Eat. Write. Repeat. When she isn’t travelling or eating, she’s cooking up plans for hitting the road.

She has been a travel and food columnist with Hindustan Times, is a columnist for The Tribune, has written for Hindu Business Line, Huffington Post, HT Mint, Jetwings, and Travel360, among others. She has penned over a dozen guides for Lonely Planet India, has been the Delhi expert for www.lonelyplanet.com, and contributes often to www.lonelyplanet.in. Her recent outing for Lonely Planet, Guru Nanak’s Blessed Trail, encapsulates over 80 scared sites associated with the founder of Sikhism.

A generally wide-ranging knowledge about her home state resulted in a driving guide called ‘Experience Punjab On The Road’, as well as, a coffee table book about its food history and traditions titled ‘Punjab – A Culinary Delight’. Puneetinder has also written a comprehensive account of ‘Simhasth Kumbh – The Making of a Mahaparv’, and anchors the Times Food & Nightlife Awards for Chandigarh.

The author of 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.