Oman’s Wadi Saab and Bimmah Sinkhole

With a coastline that extends over 3000 kilometres, Oman is quite a revelation when it comes to comparing it with its other Middle Eastern neighbours. Middle Eastern mythology says that Sinbad the Sailor was born in Oman and he set sail on his legendary voyages from Sohar, a maritime port in the northern part of the country. On a recent visit to the Oman I decided to explore the water based secrets that this country has and accordingly planned a

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Chittorgarh – Ode to Bravery

Unlike other parts of Rajasthan, the Mewar region is lush and green, which will for a moment make you feel you are in some another part of India. Perhaps it is a testament to the fact that Mewar’s kings have been known for their fortitude and fearlessness. And to see the grandeur of this, a must visit is Chittorgarh, home to the biggest of the 84 forts in the region. Incidentally, an aerial view of this fort indicates that this

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Internet Protocol (IP) in Broadcasting

The fact that the Internet is all pervasive is a given in our life. However Internet Protocol (IP) or the main communications protocol in the Internet protocol suite is the medium that transfers data across network channels. IP is really an enabler of innovation, a component of a technology transformation that opens up the potential for media companies to significantly advance their businesses and better accommodate video consumers of the future. The transition to IP is much more about the

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Fitness Resolutions for 2018

As we are all set to welcome the New Year, it is also the time to reset your fitness goals for 2018. A New Year is a great time to take fitness resolutions that will keep you fighting fit through the year. And that is a great way to start the year on a positive note. We speak to experts to help you make the right resolutions this New Year. Choose a fitness activity you love and do it consistently

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Flying High with Audrey Deepika Maben

Motorglider which will be flown by Capt Maben Growing up, as an avid reader, a story that fascinated me was Jules Verne’s Around the World in Eighty Days. Perhaps it was the notion of being able to travel the entire world in a finite duration that caught my fancy back then. Naturally when I got a call recently saying a woman was attempting a trip around the world in 80 days, in a micro flight, my interest was piqued and

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The Mangroves of Pichavaram

Did you know that the world’s second largest mangrove forest is in Pichavaram Mangrove Forest near Chidambaram? Well, this is a fact that is largely unknown but the beauty of the Pichavaram mangrove forest located between the Vellar estuary in the north and Coleroon estuary in the south is a delight for all nature lovers. This estuarine complex forms the Killai backwater and Pichavaram mangroves and offer over 400 water routes for boating. A picturesque drive past paddy fields, colourful

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Five off beat things to do at Club Mahindra Kandaghat

My first visit to Himachal Pradesh in Dec 2017 was made memorable thanks to Club Mahindra who invited me to visit their property off Shimla in Kandaghat. After a rather long flight from Bangalore to Chandigarh and the two plus hour drive to Kandaghat, I was welcomed by a sea of colour courtesy the flowers blooming in small pots that dot the property. The pristine white architecture of this resort plays perfect foil to the colourful landscape that surrounds it

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Home decor – moodier pallettes

Doing up your home in rich colors can add an oomph factor like no other. Adding accents of deep gem tones, shiny metals, velvet upholstery and sleek black and white marbles can give a regal look to your home. Do it Right Moody colour palettes are dark and rich in colour and are ideal for the homes which have good natural lighting. The deeper gem stone colours fall under the rich colour palette; blend well with metallic furniture and accessories.

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Shankranti Home Decor Ideas

The dawn of the New Year always coincides with Shankranti, the first major festival of the year which celebrates the beauty and love of nature, being a harvest festival. The ‘back to roots’ connect that this occasion invokes is a sort of thanksgiving to nature’s bounty and is the perfect time to give your home a spanking new look inspired by the festival. And we tell you exactly how you can do just that. Tradition Beckons When it comes to

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Woolen Wear Market in India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently said that the domestic market for apparel and lifestyle products, currently estimated at $85 billion, is expected to reach $160 billion by 2025. The woolen wear industry in India is a rural based and export oriented and the country happens to be the 7th largest producer of wool and contributes 1.8 per cent to total world production of wool. Rajasthan is the largest wool producing state in India with 70 wool processing units and over

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