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Ganjifa and the Royal Patronage

During the course of travel to offbeat destinations, one comes across unique arts, practices and folklore which are a link to the rich historical past that our country possesses. In this context I came across “Ganjifa” History   Ganjifa the name of an ancient Indian game of cards, which was popularized during the reign of

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My preliminary thoughts on the Alps Mountaineering (Chaos II )-2 Man Tent

Sometimes one picks up an activity out of curiosity and pretty soon it dawns that this activity engrosses you to such an extent that it becomes an integral part of the life. Hiking/Trekking is one such activity that has happened to me, though I picked it up quite late yet am drawn to it in

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My review of the Digi Cabi Dehumidifier

One of the critical points of owning and maintaining photographic gear which in themselves are quite expensive is safeguarding them from fungus attacks. The hazards of living in coastal region is the high level of humidity which is the persecutor to fungus growth. When exposed to moisture or high humidity, the fungus easily manifests on

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WILD LANDS OF KUTCH

The concluding part of the Kutch Expedition , as we venture deeper into the arid vastness of the Rann and its surrounding regions . DAY IV : Dholavira-Bhuj I left Dholavira early as  had a long way to cover and as i retraced my path towards Rapar I was feeling warm within to have been

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WILD LANDS OF KUTCH

1030 in the morning and I am on a lonely sand swept broken road, camouflaged desert bunkers are all around me and I can imagine sharp eyes peering at me through the slits. This is the region of harsh reality far long away from the touristic hordes that visit Kutch advertised by Mr Amitabh Bachhan.

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To Bola,” Ganapati Bappa Morya

Its that time of the year again, when Lord Ganesha comes visiting his devotee. Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated all over the country, indeed Lord Ganesh is one of the most loved gods in the Hindu mythology but it is in the cities of Mumbai and Pune where this festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm and

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Puppetry art of coastal Maharashtra- an art obliterating through time

When we think of Maharashtra we generally tend to gravitate towards the exquisite beaches be it Tarkali , Devgad or Alibaug, however there is more to what meets the eye. The cultural diversity and lifestyle is also something worth witnessing. This article deals with one particular aspect in this theme. It deals with the art

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Serie – III , through the by-lanes of high altitude Nerak Village : Chadar 2017

DAY IV : Wandering to Nerak Gongma & Nerak Yokma Woke up to the sounds of other groups calling out for breakfast, today was a lazy day compared to the previous days. The agenda for the day was trek to the famous frozen water fall followed by a visit to the Nerak Yokma and Nerak

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My Trek on the Zanskar – Chadar 2017

“A cold wind was blowing from the north, Winter is coming.” ― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones Though the preparation was underway for over two years yet it picked up steam only in the last eight months or so but guess the gradual preparation helped and was able to cater to each point of the

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WATER ; The Elixir of Life

Wikipedia defines “Water is a transparent and nearly colorless substance that is the main constituent of Earth’s streams, lakes and oceans and the fluid of most living organisms and that includes humans too”. Since time immemorial water has had a special significance in the lives of all humans distributed throughout the globe across the ages.

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