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Palace hopping in God’s own country | travel

Ancient forts and palaces are often considered to be portholes for travelling back in time. Standing strong since centuries, they take us on a visual expedition through the many journeys that have shaped history. During a recent trip to Kerala, we decided to explore the lesser-known palaces of the Kingdom ...

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Students of Lady Doak College along with Iragukal birding group have recorded over 120 species of birds in Ramanathapuram district as part of Pongal Bird Count

“Our last birding trip was to Valparai and Kodaikanal,” says A Varsha, a first year student of Zoology, Lady Doak College. “And this year, when it was announced that we were being taken to Ramanathapuram, none of us were happy about it. We wondered how we would find beautiful birds ...

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Kimchi in a museum – The Hindu

Test your appetite Despite what its name might suggest, the intention behind the newly-opened Disgusting Food Museum, is not to judge. The museum showcases some of the most bizarre food offerings from around the world, in an effort to highlight different perceptions of food in different cultures: what some may ...

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Scaling Agasthyarkoodam, a trekker’s dream destination

  Agasthyarkoodam: every trekker’s dream destination. The misty peak of Agasthyarkoodam is the second highest peak in South India, about 70 kilometres from Thiruvananthapuram in the Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Located in the heart of the pristine bioreserve of the Western Ghats, Agasthyarkoodam, situated at 1,868 metres above sea level, is ...

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Street art in Downtown Los Angeles

In the middle of Downtown Los Angeles’ (DTLA) Arts District, the dizzying array of colour and character hasn’t just become a pretty sight prompting Instagram posts. It’s now a travel destination in itself, luring millions from around the world to peruse this Mecca of murals and to, well, ‘stay woke’. ...

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The Calcutta chromosome – The Hindu

  Calcutta Then – Kolkata Now is a solid tome — heavy with the weight of history and nostalgia. Part of a series of coffee table books, starting with India that was first put together 14 years ago, its text and photographs have been authored and curated by Sunanda K ...

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Walk along the comic book route

Graffiti was once frowned upon. Today, it’s an emerging form of art that has produced several international artistes of repute. Street art plastered across the streets, walls and buildings have become a tourist attraction internationally. Mexico City, Lisbon, Rio de Janeiro, New York, Prague and several other cities have a ...

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It all goes downhill from here

It was an evacuation of sorts. We lived on Whitefield Main Road, and when we heard the Metro construction was about to start right outside our apartment complex, there was only one possible course of action: to get out as fast as we could. And thus, Hennur-Bagalur Road came into ...

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A riot of art forms

A large imposing mural of Telugu Thalli welcomes visitors to the newly-opened heritage wing of Palm Beach Hotel, named Andhra Art and Craft Hotel. With a kalasam in her right hand and harvest crop in her left, the mural signifies the prosperity of the Telugu lands. Glistening at a distance ...

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Priyanka Chopra’s printed bikini look is perfect for your next beach trip | fashion and trends

PeeCee and Nick Jonas , who tied the knot in last year in December are currently on their honeymoon in the Caribbeans and the pictures are sure to nudge the travel bug in you. Nick Jonas, who posted their picture together a few hours ago on his Instagram handle, captioned ...

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