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Here’s how to choose a travel bag that can keep up with your adventures | travel

Choose a bag with helpful storage slots and pockets which works best in every situation.

When you’re on a road trip or getting lost in the culture of a new country, the last thing you want is for your luggage to slow you down. Picking the right bag will make sure your spirit is not interrrupted. Sridhar Thirunakara, founder and CEO, Arctic Fox, and Srikanth ...

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Amsterdam may be a ‘party city’ but you could be fined for rowdy behaviour | travel

An innovative campaign focuses on four kinds of behaviour seen as causing the most trouble: public drunkenness, noise, littering and public urination.

Amsterdam on Thursday warned rowdy British and Dutch tourists who “party excessively” in the city that they could face stiff fines, in the latest campaign to halt drunken mayhem on the streets. The campaign specifically targets men aged between 18 to 34 years, who are increasingly attracted by the freewheeling ...

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Notes from Durban by Raul Dias

Notes from Durban by Raul Dias

Durban. Miami. Mumbai. Geographically speaking, there couldn’t be a more disparate trio of cities. But there is one very important factor that links them all together — the abundance of Art Deco-inspired structures. This architectural style that originated in the early 1920s in France, and flourished worldwide until World War ...

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‘Sprawling Colours of Jamaican Summer’

‘Sprawling Colours of Jamaican Summer’

Let your senses explore the fusion of Jamaican festivities this holiday season All India, For Immediate Release Summer in Jamaica is fun-filled and has everything to make your summer a memorable one.  Home of all Right, Jamaica, brings to you the summer festivals, starting July. The preview includes an exciting ...

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Cheers from Russia – The Hindu

Cheers from Russia - The Hindu

While the Prime Minister was shaking hands with President Putin in Sochi, we were greeting his doppelgänger at the other end of the country. Yes, we were in Moscow, getting our photos taken with the troika of Putin, Stalin and Lenin, over caviar and vodka at Grand Café Dr Zhivago, ...

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This famous Thai beach is now closed to tourists, here’s why | travel

Maya Bay is famous for its emerald waters and glistening white sand.

Once a pristine Thai paradise, the secluded bay made famous by the Leonardo DiCaprio movie The Beach has been exhausted by mass tourism. Now it’s getting a break. After Friday, the daily influx of dozens of boats and thousands of visitors unsuccessfully scrambling for an unspoiled view of Maya Bay’s ...

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Fisherman by day and photographer by night

Fisherman by day and photographer by night

When we first meet Bala Krishnan at Marina Beach, he is in a standoff with a tourist couple from China over the price of the photographs he has clicked of the man. Fisherman by day, photographer by evening and an occasional lorry driver, Krishnan straddles completely different worlds in one ...

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Travel to Kerala for the best Indian adventure

Travel to Kerala for the best Indian adventure

On the world tourism map, Kerala once meant laid-back, secluded beaches and misty hills. However, in the last few years, another word has been added to the lexicon defining the State — adventure. From surfing and scuba-diving to river rafting and paragliding, adventure tourism is making waves here. A look ...

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Adrenaline rush in God’s own country

Adrenaline rush in God’s own country

On the world tourism map, Kerala once meant laid-back, secluded beaches and misty hills. However, in the last few years, another word has been added to the lexicon defining the State — adventure. From surfing and scuba-diving to river rafting and paragliding, adventure tourism is making waves here. A look ...

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Yanni’s music draws its own band of listeners as was evident at a recent concert in Philadelphia

Yanni’s music draws its own band of listeners as was evident at a recent concert in Philadelphia

In 1993, when Yanni performed at the Acropolis, Greece, the Internet was just being born. So was the Backstreet Boys band. In the 25 years since, the world of Internet grew unrecognisably. (As did Nick Carter of Backstreet Boys!) But, even at 63, Yanni still has the long hair and ...

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