Tag: Travel

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  • Mystical McLeod Ganj

    Mystical McLeod Ganj

    “Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back and reasons to stay.” Cool and quiet, life is simple and peaceful here… and there are reasons to come, and to come back to this small and beautiful hill town—McLeod Ganj. While the beauty of the place beckons, a chance to meet a …

    November 10, 2016
  • Into Kipling’s World

    Into Kipling’s World

    Exploring the life of the writer who almost single-handedly conjured the popular image of “British India”, we look at the legacy of the Raj in other locations close to his heart — from the magnificent architecture of Mumbai, where he was born in 1865, to the hill station of Shimla, former summer capital and colonialist …

    October 27, 2016
  • A little known paradise

    A little known paradise

    Some 34 km from Gangtok and 158 km from Siliguri lies Martam, a small hamlet in east Sikkim, accessible only by road — the condition of which wasn’t what could be expected because of the monsoon and landslide debris hampering progress in some stretches. Although the Border Road Organisation was working at full tempo to …

    October 27, 2016
  • Luxury in the lap of nature

    Luxury in the lap of nature

    Punjab may not be known as a hill state but a new eco-resort is offering that hilltop feeling amid the abundance of nature right on the state’s border with Himachal Pradesh. Just a two-hour drive from Chandigarh, Gaj Retreat Manaswal village — located between Garhshankar and Nangal towns — virtually puts you in the lap …

    October 27, 2016
  • Captivating Colombo

    Captivating Colombo

    Captivating Colombo

    September 29, 2016
  • Travel tales

    Travel tales

    A correspondent writes: It was George Bernard Shaw who wrote ‘I dislike feeling at home when I am abroad.’ A collection of travelogues put together by Baranrekha, a little magazine has some pieces whose refrain GBS would have supported had he gone through them. At the same time, the rest would have met with stern …

    September 25, 2016
  • Solo trips are liberating: Kalki

    Solo trips are liberating: Kalki

    She went on her first solo trip at the age of 18 and actress Kalki Koechlin says every time she travels alone the experience is liberating.  The 32-year-old actress says solo trips give a sense of freedom and strength, and women should not hesitate from traveling on their own.  "It is very important for women …

    September 25, 2016
  • Straddling both East and West

    Straddling both East and West

    It is not often that a young Indian artist gets an opportunity to move into unfamiliar worlds of creative work. Just a visit to cities in Russia like Moscow and St Petersburg would offer one an idea of the artistic heritage in those places with a universal significance. The experience is reinforced with an opportunity …

    September 24, 2016
  • Impressive in  its entirety

    Impressive in its entirety

    Marked by novelty of presentation, dance acquired sparkling features in the seasonal concert of the Dover Lane Music Conference, held at the Satyajit Ray Auditorium ICCR, Kolkata. Besides, staging solo performances of Kathak, Bharatnatyam, Odisi, Kuchipudi and Manipuri by well-known artists of the trends, dance drama in the purely classical form of Bharatnatyam and Manipuri …

    September 23, 2016
  • Istanbul…a Turkish delight

    Istanbul…a Turkish delight

    I got a taste of the famed Turkish hospitality on board the Turkish Airlines as I flew Business Class. I was pleasantly surprised to be greeted by a chef — yes a "flying chef". Interestingly, the stocking and the groundwork of the foodstuff is organised to give the "flying chef" a chance to produce the …

    September 22, 2016
  • State budget utilisation goes up

    State budget utilisation goes up

    Odisha state budget utilization during the current financial year has gone up to around Rs.16202 crore by the end of August, 2016 compared to the expenditure of Rs.12,589 cr during the same period of last fiscal year, said official sources here.  The fund utlization was discussed at a meeting of all secretaries chaired by chief …

    September 15, 2016
  • Australia to push for more British visas

    Australia to push for more British visas

    Australians could soon find it easier to find work in Britain if free trade negotiations between the two countries run smoothly, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said on Saturday. Bishop, who met with her British counterpart Boris Johnson late Friday, said work, travel and study visas would be a priority for both governments once Britain’s exit …

    September 10, 2016
  • Two facets of Saudi travel

    Two facets of Saudi travel

    When he was about 22 years, Ibn Battuta set out from his home in Tangier for Mecca. The year of his departure was 1325 and, according to records, Ibn Battuta travelled for much of his life and performed Haj five times. Several hundred years hence, the wonders of jet travel have made the journey to …

    September 7, 2016
  • Enchanting El Jadida

    Enchanting El Jadida

    Enchanting El Jadida

    August 11, 2016
  • Delhiites planning trips during I-Day

    Delhiites planning trips during I-Day

    Delhiites planning quick trips during I-Day

    August 10, 2016