Cutting Loose is travel writer and content developer Puneetinder Kaur Sidhu’s blog. She is also a die-hard (unless clogged-arteries let her down) foodie, columnist, and author of Adrift: A Junket Junkie In Europe. The youngest of four siblings born into an aristocratic family of Punjab, she succeeded in her dogged resistance to conform and cut loose from convention to take the road less travelled. A voracious reader as a child, her fondest memories are of poring over the crumbly pages of her family’s vast collection of encyclopedia. Later, there would be faint recollections of the old money, too.
When she is not travelling, eating or reading, she concentrates on writing about these passions. Over the past decade and half, she has created an impressive repertoire for herself: as a travel and food columnist with Hindustan Times, as a literary critic and travel columnist with The Tribune, and as a contributor to travel magazines in India and overseas. The iconic Chicken Soup series have included a story authored by her in their edition titled Chicken Soup for the Indian College Soul. She is currently working on her third travel guide for Lonely Planet India, the Australian publishing great; as well as, creating a buzz around her recently established initiative, Society for Arts & Literature, founded to inculcate & encourage the habit of reading among children.
Through Cutting Loose, she invites you to live vicariously. Bon voyage. Bon appetit. Happy reading.