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Anegundi Travelogue

Look a little beyond Hampi and you will discover Anegundi believed to be one of the oldest places in the world. I first heard of Anegundi a few years back when an acquaintance mentioned a temple complex that could be reached only via a boat or coracle ride. Intrigued I did some research and found… Read More Anegundi Travelogue

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Patong Travelogue

The largest beach resort town in Phuket, Patong is a beautiful beach town that is the perfect recipe for what a vacation must be. With pristine blue waters set amidst green swaying palms, there are several picturesque sights that will remain with you much longer after your trip to Patong. With beaches, night life, shopping… Read More Patong Travelogue

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Interview with Parimal Gandhi

Parimal Gandhi has beaten cancer four times and has written his story Can Surmount as an ode to his inspirational journey. ‘Life is not just what happens to you, it is what you do with what happens to you’. Reading this in Parimal Gandhi’s book  ‘Can Surmount’ captures what can easily be termed as resilience… Read More Interview with Parimal Gandhi

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Explore Switzerland on The Bernina Express

The beauty of Switzerland can be best experienced on a train ride aboard the Bernina Express that will take you through some of the most scenic vistas of this beautiful country. Snowcapped mountains, meadows filled with bright hued wild flowers, lush green pastures and streams and waterfalls that meander their way through the landscape. Sounds… Read More Explore Switzerland on The Bernina Express

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Sowmya Reddy Shamanna – interview

A coffee table book on the saree by Sowmya Reddy Shamanna is all set to tell you more about the ubiquitous Indian garment. An avid handloom enthusiast Sowmya Reddy Shamanna who lives in Germany has put together a book on the saree that resulted in Tana Bana, the world of sarees. She tells us more… Read More Sowmya Reddy Shamanna – interview

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Pench Travelogue

There is more to Pench in Madhya Pradesh than its jungles and this is what adds to its infinite charm. “Welcome to the setting of Rudyard Kipling’s the Jungle Book,” said my host as he welcomed me to Pench. For the uninitiated, Pench is the setting of this famous book and the forest here was… Read More Pench Travelogue

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Karnal Travelogue

A city named after Karna, the silent hero of the epic Mahabharata, Karnal is located in the middle of Delhi and Chandigarh. Karnal is often referred to as the rice bowl of India and is among the oldest districts of Haryana. Believed to have been founded by Karna, the eldest son of Kunti, Karnal is… Read More Karnal Travelogue

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Charming Chandigarh

The first planned city of India, Chandigarh is a kaleidoscope of culture, art and architecture and is also incredibly clean. One of the distinct things that I remember in my history book as a student was how the city of Chandigarh was described. Though I have little memory of anything else, this stayed in my… Read More Charming Chandigarh

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Koh Chang

Koh Chang in East Thailand is a potpourri of activities that mix adventure, food and fun to ensure you have a good time. “Just turn back and step down from the steps to reach the last and then hold on to the rope,” instructed my guide as I anxiously wondered why I signed up for… Read More Koh Chang

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Kuldhara

The deserted village of Kuldhara has a fascinating story from the past but you really will not see any ghost connections here. On a trip to Jaisalmer, when I was about to make a mandatory trip to the desert, I discovered that the Sam Dunes could be reached driving through Kuldhara. As I had always… Read More Kuldhara