Tag: religious

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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Historical Tales – Wai & Panchgani

The goal that I had set for myself was to see as many places as possible within India and that these would not be the normal tourist destinations. Though I had several smaller trips jotted down in my list WAI was definitely not one of them Wai was seen to be perfectly  doable with Panchgani

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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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Wandering in Old Goa ( Vagando no velho goa )

Goa, the first reaction is beaches and blue ocean , lounging in the beach shacks with music somewhere in the background. But if we say Goa and that too in  the midst of the tropical monsoons , not many would warm up to the idea. I would say, a weekend visit to Goa in the

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Nandikund: The Garhwal Himalaya (Sequel I)

  Few among us are born restless, destined to reach out into the unknown. They do not know how to sit still; the calling is always upon them. To push the concept of “what is expected” is what always plays on their mind. I think I belong to this breed, for omnipresent is this urge

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Monsoon wanderings – Uttara Karnataka

CARPE DIEM: SIEZE THE DAY . The Latin saying in retrospect may somewhat signify what I was feeling when I set out for the trip but after having completed it am not sure in which category do I place it .. was it a calling of the western Ghats in the monsoons or was it

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Hidden jewel of the Garhwal Himalaya : Budha Madhmadheswar

If one considers the top three states to be visited upon when it comes to admiring nature’s beauty and the mountain ranges , the state of Uttarakhand figures amongst the top three owing to its rich portfolio of having the lower Himalayan range running through it . Now if we consider the top ten places

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Belief & Faith : The Paanch Kedar , a trek into the less visited trails

The Garhwal Himalaya situated in the Indian Subcontinent can be related to be very close to the Gods. The air out here is fragrant and spiritual. The snow clad peaks and the gurgling historical rivers like the Ganges, Bhagirathi emerge from here. As one sees all this, it is easy to imagine that this place

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St Augustine’s tower, Old Goa : The lonely vigil

Goa, famous the world over for its golden beaches and laid back attitude attracts hordes of visitors each year both from within as well as outside India. The smallest state in India, it has a lot of things to offer other than beaches to those who visit. Renowned for its history and unique heritage, the

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