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Chasing the Barfi! Trail in Darjeeling

Chasing the Barfi! Trail in Darjeeling

Darjeeling and Indian Cinema has an eternal bond that has been celebrated through various movies as well as song sequences shot in this heavenly Himalayan hamlet. From Mere Sapno ki Rani to Main Chali Main Chali to Kasto Maza Hai, Darjeeling has ignited the imagination of many filmmakers since as early as the 1960s. Movies like Aradhana, Humraaz, Mausam, China Town, Barsaat ki Ek Raat, […]

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Happy in Happy Valley Tea Estate, Darjeeling

Happy in Happy Valley Tea Estate, Darjeeling

Spiralling down the serpentine and incredibly narrow roads of Darjeeling while carefully clutching the rear side of the seat ahead I look through the window to see vast expanses of not so lush pruned tea shrubs waiting to flourish once spring is here. It’s a cold February morning and the sky is like a painting of clouds playing hide and seek. Binay, the driver happily […]

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The Sun Temple, Modhera – Impressions of an Enigma Lost In Time.

The Sun Temple, Modhera – Impressions of an Enigma Lost In Time.

The Sun Temple in Modhera, Gujarat was built by King Bhimdev-I of the Solanki or Chaulukya Dynasty in the year 1026-27 A.D. The Sun Temple in Modhera is one of the 4 significant Sun Temples built in the Indian subcontinent.

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I found my star at the International Kite Festival, Ahmedabad

I found my star at the International Kite Festival, Ahmedabad

The International Kite Festival or Uttarayan at Ahmedabad is a massive celebration that marks the change in season from winter to summer and welcomes the approaching harvest period for the farmers of the country in the form of Makar Sankranti.

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Rani ki Vav- Where time stood still.

Rani ki Vav- Where time stood still.

Rani ki Vav roughly translates to the Queen’s Stepwell and is believed to have been built by Rani Udayamati in memory of the king Bhimdeva-I and dates back to the 11th Century.

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Life, Lemons and the Last Year

Life, Lemons and the Last Year

Life is difficult and none of us has mastered the art of living yet. Therefore, what do you do when life throws lemons at you? Well, you catch them, mix some ginger syrup with Hendrick’s gin and add a dash of lemon juice to make the perfect Lemon Gingerini.

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My First Hot Air Balloon Safari at Pushkar, Skywaltz.

My First Hot Air Balloon Safari at Pushkar, Skywaltz.

This is an account of my first Hot Air Balloon safari and Glamping experience at Pushkar during the iconic Pushkar Camel Fair,2016.

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The Chronicles of Makhania Lassi

The Chronicles of Makhania Lassi

The Makhania Lassi is one of a kind. It is a creamy concoction of thick strained yoghurt and a few other ingredients that give it the deliciously creamy texture. It is served with a spoon because you really can’t drink it. Yes, you need to eat it.

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Shri Mishrilal Hotel-Jodhpur

Shri Mishrilal Hotel-Jodhpur

Located near the Sardar Market and Clocktower, Shri Mishrilal Hotel in Jodhpur is an age old business run by a family of entrepreneurs and dates back to the year 1927.

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F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Cafe, Kolkata

F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Cafe, Kolkata

The F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Cafe in Kolkata is one place every F.R.I.E.N.D.S. fan must visit.

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