The spread of the pandemic from one country to another has put a heavy toll on international travel with most countries imposing travel restrictions as one of the main precautionary measures. Every country depends a great deal on air travel for continued work, trade, education, diplomacy and so on....
Dear readers, April this year is a quiet month, with most places in the world under a lockdown. This is a time to stay at home, practice social distancing and take the utmost care and precautions that the WHO has been advising and the governments are advising for their citizens. There...
I was fortunate enough to finish with my Vaishno Devi yatra just in time because immediately after the day I returned to Mumbai from Jammu, there was a lockdown imposed to contain the spread of coronavirus, which has wreaked havoc in many parts of the world already. When I came...
Sitting in Katra, at the foothills of the Trikuta mountain range, surrounded by the valleys and snowcapped peaks, amidst the passing clouds, is an ideal setting to pen your poetic thoughts or compose a poem - and so here is the poem I composed some time ago. A dialogue: I,...
Dear readers, Wow! February rushed past - did anyone notice it had an extra day? But we are in March now and we find ourselves in the midst of an epidemic that has become an international concern - the coronavirus, which has affected people in many countries, while some have...
Most of us who are fond of travelling have been bitten by the travel bug at one point in time or another; we often throw caution to the wind, pack our bags and take off to our dream destinations. However, these days a different kind of bug, or virus, as...
“Holi Hai!” The sound of that instantly conjures a visual of a cloudburst of colours for anyone who has ever seen what Holi is. In a brilliantly plural country like India, every festival has its own unique tradition in different parts of the country and Holi is no different. Holi...
It is that time of the year when the pleasant February air BECKONS travellers who enjoy winter breaks much more than the summer ones. Usually, people run to warmer locales in winters (running away from the chills) but Himachal Pradesh is another story. It makes you fall in love...
Here's how India would truly BECKON in 2020! You could start making your bucket list but before you do that, we would like to share with you our pick of five offbeat spots in the country every adventurer and traveller must explore. The great French author and Nobel Prize laureate...
One of the places famous for its beautiful beaches in India is the State of Odisha. The beaches of Odisha (Orissa) can really envelop you in a festive spirit. While enjoying the glory of a moderate sun here, the golden beaches leave you asking for more. Embraced lovingly by...
Just a short train journey away from Shanghai, Suzhou is a city that is popular with tourists and it has many gardens to visit. Known as the Venice of the East because of its winding waterways and tranquil walking streets, Suzhou is a breath of fresh air after the...
Do you want to see a glacier up close? Close enough to hear its creaks and cracks, to see huge chunks of it fall into the water below, then look no further than Argentina. This wonderful country has such a variety of landscapes to offer. From the colourful landscapes...
It is said that in order to truly connect with yourself, you have to disconnect from the world. And, when you come to think of ways to disconnect, camping in the wild has proven to be one of the most effective ways to do it. Imagine, sitting in the...
Going to Belgium made me experience a lot of new things as it was not just a new destination but my first international trip as well. The day came and I took an eight-hour-long flight from Delhi to Brussels. The flight was comfortable and I ended up sitting next to...
The capital of Wales is easy to get to from many places in England, with a direct train from London in just over two hours and an airport with direct flights to several destinations in Europe and beyond. If you want to go somewhere new on a long weekend,...

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