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Charms of Cairo

Published on 28-Feb-2015
City central Scenes from colourful markets and roadside eateries in Cairo; (below) the Coptic Christian Church; a view of the citadel. Photos by Author

Cairo, many people imagine, is simply where the pyramids of Giza and the enormous Sphinx are located. But there's much more...

Mountains beckon

Published on 28-Feb-2015
Serene confines (From top) Beautiful colours of Pangong Tso; playful marmots; a tranquil morning at the lake. Photos by Adityavikram More

"The cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears or the sea," Isak Dinesen once said. May I take the liberty to add Pangong......

Insular heritage

Published on 21-Feb-2015
Mangroves

The water appears in shades of turquoise in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Its white sand beaches and colourful marine life...

An emirate of excess

Published on 21-Feb-2015

It is sand everywhere from the window of the airplane. The afternoon sunlight pounding the sand dunes is blinding...

The lesser-tread Malabar

Published on 21-Feb-2015
set in stone Herman Gundert Statue, a famous landmark in Thalassery, Kerala.

A recent trip to God's Own Country made me wonder about how lesser-known places in an otherwise tourist-rich state...

Speedy Saigon

Published on 14-Feb-2015
INDULGENCE Food vendors on the streets of Saigon; (below) gardens at The Reunification Palace; Pho, Vietnam's signature soup. Photos by author

Ho Chi Minh City, the largest in Vietnam, bustles with modernity. And its youngsters are masters in the art of balancing outdoor merriment...

Romancing the birds

Published on 14-Feb-2015
BLUE SWELL (From top) Boat trip across Lake Chilika; a migratory bird at Nalabana Island; dolphins in Chilika waters;  flamingos and other migratory birds around Chilika Lake. Photos by author

During my recent visit to Odisha, after I completed the oft-opted triangular tour of Bhubaneshwar, Puri and Konark, I became aware that...

No spot to miss

Published on 07-Feb-2015

Driving through the dusty, congested single road of lower Shillong's township, it's hard to believe that Asia's cleanest...

Around the 'Red Centre'

Published on 07-Feb-2015
rooted An indigenous dance performance near Uluru; (below) a tribal artist at work in central Australia. (photos by author)

"Are you from India?" asks Robert, an indigenous Australian, while he shows me craftworks at a small market...

Delights of Darjeeling

Published on 31-Jan-2015
One of the oldest locomotive engines in India;

Nestled in the lap of the Himalayan range, the Darjeeling hill station combines views of the mighty peaks...

Photo Gallery
Cambodian artists presenting dance-drama at the International Ramayana Mela...

Cambodian artists presenting dance-drama at the International Ramayana Mela...

Cyclist at the Rajpath as the national capital received early morning showers in New Delhi...

Cyclist at the Rajpath as the national capital received early morning showers in New Delhi...

A waterlogged street after the early morning showers in the national capital...

A waterlogged street after the early morning showers in the national capital...

A train moves through snow covered railway track as the region received heavy snowfall in Anantnag..

A train moves through snow covered railway track as the region received heavy snowfall in Anantnag..

Artists dressed up as Hindu deities Lord Krishna and Radha play Holi...

Artists dressed up as Hindu deities Lord Krishna and Radha play Holi...

People throw coloured powder as they celebrate Lathmar Holi at Nandgaon...

People throw coloured powder as they celebrate Lathmar Holi at Nandgaon...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the new Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Mufti Mohammad Syeed..

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the new Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Mufti Mohammad Syeed..

Sangakkara and Thirimanne celebrate beating England in their Cricket World Cup match...

Sangakkara and Thirimanne celebrate beating England in their Cricket World Cup match...

Sangakkara congratulates team mate Perera who celebrates talking the wicket of England's Morgan...

Sangakkara congratulates team mate Perera who celebrates talking the wicket of England's Morgan...

Pakistan players celebrate with wicket of Zimbabwe's Chamunorwa Chibhabha during ...

Pakistan players celebrate with wicket of Zimbabwe's Chamunorwa Chibhabha during ...

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