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Allure of the hills

Published on 29-Aug-2015
DESTINATION NIRVANA A view of McLeodganj

Chitra Ramaswamy seeks solace in the hills of Dharamshala, home to the quaint township of McLeodganj that oozes Tibetan spirit...

Ski town adventure

Published on 29-Aug-2015
ALPS BECKON River Lech runs past Alpine chalets

Few Alpine resorts match Austria's Lech am Arlberg in allure. The royal families of the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway and Jordan spend their...

Malaysia's wild ways

Published on 22-Aug-2015
Green cover  A walk-way inside Taman Negara in Malaysia.

The Pahang rainforest dates back to 130 million years and is scientifically proven to be older than the Amazon, we were informed...

Smiling skies of Ireland

Published on 22-Aug-2015
A traditional house

When four of us decided to visit Ireland, our heads were full of the literary giants Y B Yeats, J M Synge, Oscar Wilde...

India's tea chest

Published on 22-Aug-2015
Tea country Kurseong  railway station.

What happens when 60 kmstretch to an endless eternity? No, not that kind of eternity where angels peep from clouds and raindrops...

A holy trek to salvation

Published on 15-Aug-2015
Pilgrim's progress Devotees make their way to the caves in Amarnath.

Excitement was palpable when we decided to undertake the Amarnath Yatra. For one, it is always considered...

Queen of the hills

Published on 15-Aug-2015
Haven in the hills  The Kempty Falls in Mussoorie. Photo by author

We felt quite relieved to get away from the sweltering heat of Dehra Dun as we drove up the mountain road...

Of magical dawns

Published on 15-Aug-2015
Ocean wealth A breathtaking view of the blue waters;  (below) a giant tortoise & a blue pigeon. Photos by author

I do not expect a holiday in an island country to begin at 5 am. The stars are still looking down at us...

Of mysterious desert moons

Published on 08-Aug-2015
rock formations at Wadi Rum

It was early in the morning and we had trekked over 5 km and climbed around 1,000 steps. With the sun peeking over the horizon......

On the trail of absolution

Published on 08-Aug-2015
Sights & sounds Devotees on the banks of Pushkar Sarovar.

When someone who is young and male in India usually speaks of Ajmer, they are really speaking of Pushkar, with a sort of glint...

Photo Gallery
Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal showcases a creation by designer Bugatti during Lakme Fashion...

Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal showcases a creation by designer Bugatti during Lakme Fashion...

President Pranab Mukherjee honours gymnast Dipa Karmakar with Arjuna Award 2015...

President Pranab Mukherjee honours gymnast Dipa Karmakar with Arjuna Award 2015...

Malayali women light lamps at Lord Ayyappa Temple on the occasion of Onam festival...

Malayali women light lamps at Lord Ayyappa Temple on the occasion of Onam festival...

Mahants and sadhus from various Akharas arrive for the first Royal Bath of the Kumbh Mela...

Mahants and sadhus from various Akharas arrive for the first Royal Bath of the Kumbh Mela...

Indian women tie Rakhis onto the wrists of Indian BSF soldiers during the Raksha Bandhan...

Indian women tie Rakhis onto the wrists of Indian BSF soldiers during the Raksha Bandhan...

Women and Children from various segments of society tying ‘Rakhi’ to Prime Minister...

Women and Children from various segments of society tying ‘Rakhi’ to Prime Minister...

Muslim women tie rakhis to police officials on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan...

Muslim women tie rakhis to police officials on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan...

President Pranab Mukherjee honours tennis player Sania Mirza with Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna...

President Pranab Mukherjee honours tennis player Sania Mirza with Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna...

School girls tying Rakhi on the wrists of BSF personnel during celebrations of Raksha Bandhan...

School girls tying Rakhi on the wrists of BSF personnel during celebrations of Raksha Bandhan...

Ex-servicemen celebrate Raksha Bandhan even as they continue their...

Ex-servicemen celebrate Raksha Bandhan even as they continue their...

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