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In search of the wild

Published on 27-Jun-2015
rare specimens (From top) The Rumbak village; dzos grazing at pastures; the blue sheep at Hemis High Altitude National Park in Ladakh. (Photo by author)

"What do we have to do to find the snow leopard?" my friend asked a Ladakhi boy at SECMOL, the school we were volunteering...

Hamlet's hamlet

Published on 27-Jun-2015
Sights & sounds (From top) The colourful Nyhavn; the Kokkedal Castle.

It is Act 5, Scene 2 of Shakespeare's Hamlet. "I am more an antique Roman than a Dane," says Horatio to his friend Hamlet...

The city of lost glories

Published on 20-Jun-2015
 Saat Kaman, Pavagadh.

There are a few places in the architectural history of India that have gone from a place of moderate importance to become the capital...

Land of pagodas

Published on 20-Jun-2015
Golden Splendour A view of the pagodas in the early hours of the day.

The 55 kings of the Myanmar dynasty ruled over a period of 12 centuries. The kingdom towards the latter half shifted...

Going in search of Tagore

Published on 13-Jun-2015
Restoring remains The cottage once occupied by Rabindranth Tagore; (left) a bust of the poet in Madanapalle, Andhra Pradesh. Photos by author

As we prepared to drive to Horsley Hills in Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh, we learnt that we would pass Madanapalle, en route...

Nature's symphony

Published on 13-Jun-2015
A eco holiday The pristine green sights of Kumarakom.

Shimmering blue waters, rows of swaying coconut palms lining the shores, lush green mangrove forests and paddy fields, countless banana...

Chasing castles

Published on 13-Jun-2015
French connection The magnificent Chateau Chambord.

At first glance, chateau Chambord seems like a mishmash of towers, turrets and chimneys. From up close, the impression remains unchanged.

Fun-loaded journeying

Published on 06-Jun-2015
private haven Dasve Promenade in Lavasa, near Pune.

Lavasa is nestled amidst the Sahyadri mountain range of the Deccan Plateau, serene along the contours of the Warasgaon river...

Best of Barcelona

Published on 06-Jun-2015
grandeur A view of Barcelona city with La Rambla, a buzzing promenade; (top) interior of Palau de la Musica, a fascinating concert hall & UNESCO World Heritage Site.

What's so special about Barcelona? Its pretty name? A perfect combination of the sea and land with green hills overlooking...

Panoramic splendour

Published on 30-May-2015
beautiful vastness View of Pratapgarh  Fort, Mahabaleshwar.  Photos by author

A whiff of cool air swept past me as our vehicle turned the bend, affording vistas of deep, wide canyons that were guarded...

Photo Gallery
Indian High Commissioner Ranjan Mathai hosts two winners of the Queen's Young Leaders award...

Indian High Commissioner Ranjan Mathai hosts two winners of the Queen's Young Leaders award...

Engine of Delhi - Rewari passenger train catches fire near Garhi Harsaru village in Gurgaon...

Engine of Delhi - Rewari passenger train catches fire near Garhi Harsaru village in Gurgaon...

Actor-couple Soha Ali Khan and Kunal Khemu at an event in Bengaluru...

Actor-couple Soha Ali Khan and Kunal Khemu at an event in Bengaluru...

Bollywood actress Yami Gautam during a promotional event in Mumbai...

Bollywood actress Yami Gautam during a promotional event in Mumbai...

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh during a visit to the Hazratbal shrine in Srinagar...

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh during a visit to the Hazratbal shrine in Srinagar...

Sadhus eat meals from a community kitchen as they wait to register for  Amarnath cave shrine...

Sadhus eat meals from a community kitchen as they wait to register for Amarnath cave shrine...

Security personnel keep vigil from the moutains near the holy Amarnath shrine, Baltal...

Security personnel keep vigil from the moutains near the holy Amarnath shrine, Baltal...

A security jawan patrols as pilgrims move towards holy cave shrine of Amarnath...

A security jawan patrols as pilgrims move towards holy cave shrine of Amarnath...

Bollywood actors Rishi Kapoor and Asin Thottumkal at the trailer launch of the film All is Well...

Bollywood actors Rishi Kapoor and Asin Thottumkal at the trailer launch of the film All is Well...

Priyanka Chopra interacts with media persons on Preventing Anaemia...

Priyanka Chopra interacts with media persons on Preventing Anaemia...

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