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Sunday 14 February 2016
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Sunday Herald travel

Land of the mighty

Published on 13-Feb-2016
remains of a dynasty A glorious view of the Forbidden City.

When visitors enter the walled Forbidden City complex in Beijing, they are assailed by an air of mystery, secrecy and intrigue...

Ferrying along Kochi

Published on 13-Feb-2016
Kochi capers The beautiful interiors of the old Jewish synagogue in Mattancherry; (above) St Francis Church.

Why would anyone want to holiday in Kochi? An industrial township, popularly known as the Queen of the Arabian Sea...

Running wild

Published on 13-Feb-2016
Forest retreat Boats cruising the South China Sea; (below) tourists making their way through Bako National Park.

It is fitting that it rains on my visit to Borneo's rainforest and I get somewhat drenched despite the wafer-thin ponchos...

Monsoon in Oman

Published on 06-Feb-2016
full of life Camels in Wadi Darbat; (below) limestone rocks at Mughsayl Beach.

As I catch the first glimpse of the sand dunes from my flight, the years peel away and my heart races. The last time I...

Bliss by the sea

Published on 06-Feb-2016
Waves crash on the rocks at Shore Temple

For someone who has always been a fan of beaches, the call for a trip down to the east coast was the perfect getaway plan......

Spirit of Asia

Published on 30-Jan-2016
Religion & more A monk strikes a prayer drum in a Chinese temple in George Town.

A wizened old lady sat outside her minuscule shop, strung with colourful T-shirts and doodads, eyes almost...

On road to Mt Everest

Published on 30-Jan-2016
Everest base camp, as seen from Kala Pattar. PHOTOS BY AUTHOR

Ever since George Mallory's expeditions in the early 1920s and Edmund Hillary-Tensing Norgay's successful summit ...

The vibrant colours of Kutch

Published on 23-Jan-2016
Desert dreams Salt marshes at White Rann.

It is not the destination, but the journey that matters. It is a twisted version of what Ralph Waldo Emerson once said. But I must......

All things French

Published on 23-Jan-2016
 A stone barn

When I was working in the Loire Valley in central France, I planned to spend my Christmas holidays in the Pyrénées...

A walk in historical Ahmedabad

Published on 16-Jan-2016
The facade of Swaminarayan Temple in Ahmedabad.

A few weeks ago, I went for a walk. One that was devoid of a Fitbit Tracker, music or energy drinks. It was illuminating...

Photo Gallery
A couple enjoys a boat ride to celebrate Valentine’s Day at River Ganga in Kolkata...

A couple enjoys a boat ride to celebrate Valentine’s Day at River Ganga in Kolkata...

Visitors at the 'Make in India' exhibhition in Mumbai on Sunday...

Visitors at the 'Make in India' exhibhition in Mumbai on Sunday...

An Australian woman being greeted with red roses by Kannada activist Vatal Nagaraj to celebrate...

An Australian woman being greeted with red roses by Kannada activist Vatal Nagaraj to celebrate...

Yem Kumari Ghale, Himal Tamata ,Roza KC and Rudra Katuwal of Nepal celebrate after winning silver...

Yem Kumari Ghale, Himal Tamata ,Roza KC and Rudra Katuwal of Nepal celebrate after winning silver...

Nepal’s and Bangaladesh Women's Handball Team players in action during their match at 12th South...

Nepal’s and Bangaladesh Women's Handball Team players in action during their match at 12th South...

Players of India (Orange) and Nepal in action during women's first semi-final Kabaddi match on the..

Players of India (Orange) and Nepal in action during women's first semi-final Kabaddi match on the..

Indian women Kabaddi team during the first semi-final Kabaddi match on the 12th South Asian Games...

Indian women Kabaddi team during the first semi-final Kabaddi match on the 12th South Asian Games...

Gold Medal Winner Chain Singh (C) , Silver Medal winner Gagan Narang (L) of India and Bronze Medal..

Gold Medal Winner Chain Singh (C) , Silver Medal winner Gagan Narang (L) of India and Bronze Medal..

Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan during the flagship ceremony of Land Rover’s delivery...

Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan during the flagship ceremony of Land Rover’s delivery...

Actress Priyanka Upendra poses to photographers in ‘Valentines Day’ flower decoration at Jayamahal..

Actress Priyanka Upendra poses to photographers in ‘Valentines Day’ flower decoration at Jayamahal..

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