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Jun
2019

Kashmir, we know less about: Charar-e-Sharief

In the previous post on Kashmir, we travelled to Aishmuqam Dargah of Hazrat Zain-ud-Din Wali, who was principal disciple of Sufi saint Sheikh Noor-ud-Din Noorani. Now we are talking about the shrine of the saint himself at Charar-e-Sharief. Well, name Charar-e-Sharief might not be as unknown as the Aismuqam, but its importance might be. Also […]

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Jun
2019

Witness one of the biggest pride celebrations in the world at Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv is a diverse city with multicultural influences and open-minded locals. Every June, in honour of Pride month, people of all genders, religion and colour flood the streets of Tel Aviv in support of love, diversity and freedom to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community. With a series of events across the city, Pride is that […]

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Jun
2019

Kashmir we know less about : Aishmuqam Dargah

I visited Aishmuqam Shrine near Anantnag in Kashmir valley for the first time years before the Salman Khan starrer Bajrangi Bhaijaan was shot in 2015. This Bollywood superhit film did lot on its part to make people aware of this place. A very beautiful song sung by Adnan Sami was filmed here. The song was […]

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May
2019

Nature, myth and history of Syahi Devi Temple

Last year, when we went to Shitlakhet, we headed for an early morning trek to Syahi Devi temple. But we started a bit late, and then we had a packed schedule in the day ahead. And, with some clear view of Nanda Devi range consuming lot of our time, we dropped the idea of going […]

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May
2019

Waterfalls are the best pit stops on way to North Sikkim

Journey from Gangtok to Yumthang in the North Sikkim is indeed very scenic, but it might not be best of the roads. Road goes along the Teesta river for most of the journey. Because of tough terrain, landslides, road widening and work on various power projects, the road condition, although not very bad, but is […]

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May
2019

Namprikdang in mystical land of the Lepchas

I had not heard about the Namprikdang in my earlier visits to Sikkim, until a trip exactly ten years back. Then, one of the senior most tourism officers of the state himself suggested us to go there. We were then already on way to North Sikkim. Hence we decided to stay there on our way […]

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May
2019

Qatar’s Angry Birds entertainment park gets outdoor section as well

Middle East has always been a favourite hunting place for travellers from India. But Dubai, for all lot of reasons, always had a larger share in the pie. However in recent years, other places have been trying hard to match up the pace with Dubai. So, while in UAE itself places like Abu Dhabi have […]

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Apr
2019

Glimpses from the International Dance Day

It was International Dance Day yesterday and from various events organised to mark the day, I had chance to witness one at the India Habitat Centre in New Delhi. It was a wonderful event to mark the landmark day. This day not just makes you celebrate the spirit of dance but also helps you learn […]

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Apr
2019

Negombo, I remember

It was painful to watch the aftermath of carnage at St Sebastian’s Church in Negombo. For that matter, heart pained for Sri Lanka as a whole. No innocent people need to die this way anywhere in the world. This bloodshed takes us nowhere but to more bloodshed. It has to end. Period! I felt a […]

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Apr
2019

Ten things not to be missed while in Munnar

It’s getting hotter day by day. No, I am certainly not talking about the election heat, but I am literally talking about the weather. A few days earlier, I was talking to a friend in Thiruvanathapuram, and he said that it is getting difficult to venture out during the day. So, while rest of the […]

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