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Walking amid nature: Making discoveries in Lansdowne like the Romantics | travel

Looks like the cats and dogs have finally descended on Kotdwara, this sleepy Friday morning. As the pitter and the patter batter the ceiling of the railway station, the Mussoorie Express grinds to an orgasmic halt. We trundle our bags to the foot of the giant staircase and as we ...

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Sandeep Raina on the Kashmiri connection in Kremlin

Four summers ago, I decided to drive from London to Moscow. We never did it. Fear of the old car breaking down, fake Russian police and potholes on Russian roads. An internet advisory also said that Russians reserve their smiles for family. I had no family in Russia. But in ...

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Il Dolce Vino Project gives Indian cities a peek into its culture and heritage Italics Wine Clubs

Mature peaches, apple and wild flowers on the nose lead to a fresh and balanced white wine, the fruity and floral notes coming together in a remarkably long finish. Russiz Superiore’s Pinot Bianco Collio DOC is an elegant white wine from Friuli in the northeast of Italy. It is made ...

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Three-time ‘burner’ Lekha Washington talks about Burning Man, its non-stop partying and gifting culture

A 34-foot polar bear stands tall in the middle of the desert. It’s made of car hoods. Keeping it company is a 40-foot jellyfish, a giant colourful chameleon made of tiles, clouds held in place by a sculpture… and amidst all these brilliant art installations is an 11-foot moon, dancing ...

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The Burning Man, the temporary city that crops up annually in Nevada’s Black Rock desert, is an alternate universe with joy and creativity

For years I have heard friends gush about how Burning Man “changed their lives”. I normally take any extensive use of clichés with a pinch of salt. But, I admit, I was curious. And then one day, I got a call — “Do you want to go and help set ...

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In search of Banksy in Bristol

I never knew Bristol to be the birthplace of the modern tobacco trade, until I went on the Wills Memorial Building tour inside the Bristol University campus. Our guide narrated the story of how two brothers William Day and Henry Overton took over their father’s business in 1826, named it ...

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Best places to visit in September in India, here are 5 spots that you can’t afford to miss | travel

September is probably one of the best months to travel almost anywhere in India. The weather is pleasant with the monsoon slowly starting to subside by the end of August, and there is cool weather needed for leisurely travel. Be it the mountains up north, the south, or even the ...

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Capri like a local – The Hindu

It’s not every day that I find myself shopping in the same store as Luca di Montezemolo, the former chairman of FIAT and Ferrari, and his wife, but that’s Capri for you. Beyond stylish, the island, and especially its main square, the Piazzetta, was described as “the living room of ...

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Travelling on a budget, 7 best money-saving travel tips to use on your next vacation | travel

Want to go on a vacation, but the only travelling you do is between your home and office or college? It’s easy to talk yourself out of making travel plans — whether for fear of planning your itinerary or booking hotels and flight tickets. Most of the time, however, it’s ...

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Kollam on the itinerary – The Hindu

Here’s your chance to visit and explore Kollam town and Tangasseri. Heritage Walk Trivandrum is organising an exploratory visit to Kollam this Sunday. Since registration for travel by bus is already full, those interested can now directly join the team at 8 Point Art Cafe, Asramam, Kollam. “Known as one ...

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