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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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A cruise along River Nile resonates with ancient cultures, traditions and lifestyles

It was a boat ride like none other. As we cut through the blue-grey waters of the River Nile, the air seemed full of stories of 5,000-year-old battles, struggle-for-power and tales of passion. We had launched off the banks of the Nile with its brilliant pink oleander flowers and exuberant ...

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Devi Singh Bhati is travelling penniless to promote his cocktail

Leaving wallet: check. Empty pockets: check. No tickets or hotel booking: check. Backpack locked and stocked, thus began Devi Singh Bhati’s first leg of the journey from Goa to Hyderabad. This self-taught bar tender is on a 2400 km journey without a penny in his pocket. His plan to cover ...

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Love and bananas – The Hindu

Kothai tickles Sundaravalli’s feet with her trunk. The latter, probably used to her antics, moves her feet away nonchalantly, and utters the elephant version of ‘ah!’. Sundaravalli’s mahout and his assistants are scrubbing her at a shower set up on the banks of river Bhavani and she lies down, her ...

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