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Five simple travel safety tips for your international travels

Throwback to our first holiday in Europe a decade ago. It was 7 pm and we had just landed in Rome. We had taken a ...
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48 hours in Prague – Beer, golems, dancing houses

My 48 hours in Prague starts with a gaunt skeleton called Death. I am lost in the annals of time as I stand there along ...
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Times Passion Trails – Fifteen favourite experiences in Odisha

There is something special  about curated travel trails. They literally bring a bus load of people from different walks of life bound by a common ...
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The Sadhus and Naga Sadhus of Prayag Kumbh – A ...

There are Sadhus and Sadhus and then there are the Naga Sadhus. They are quirky, dramatic, volatile, intimidating and are undoubtedly the show stoppers of ...
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My tryst with spirituality in the Prayag Kumbh 2019

I was one of the many crores (millions) of people who headed to the Prayag Kumbh 2019 – which was the  Ardh Kumbh Mela in ...
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Soaring High at Araku Hot Air Balloon Festival

I wake up to a white world in Araku Valley. It is not snowing but the curtain of fog has descended on the landscape wrapping ...
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Tales of djinns and black magic from Bahla Fort Oman

My trip to Oman starts with a ghost story and a haunted fort.  It is a hot afternoon and I am standing  at the foot ...
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