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Incredible India: When I almost shook hands with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Republic Day Parade!

Incredible India: The Republic Day Parade of India, Rajpath near India Gate, New Delhi!I have been watching India’s Republic Day parade on TV since childhood. Celebrated every year on 26th January, the Republic Day parade of India is spectacular. What I didn’t know was that watching it live would be a different experience altogether. A …

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Offbeat Goa: Unique Boat Festival during Tripurari Poornima aka Dev Deepawali!

This November, I discovered a totally different side to Goa. Not many know that Goa has a sizeable Marathi population and they celebrate their festivals with aplomb and in style. I got the opportunity to attend one such festival. The boat festival celebrated as Tripurari Poornima is one of its kind festival close to the …

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NORTH GOA: YOUR QUICK & EASY GUIDE IN TO THE HEART OF INDIA’S PARTY CAPITAL PLUS AN ITINERARY

NORTH GOA: YOUR QUICK & EASY GUIDE IN TO THE HEART OF INDIA’S PARTY CAPITAL PLUS AN ITINERARY WHY GO TO NORTH GOA?  Goa is the smallest state of India. Yet every few kilometers the character of this beautiful land changes. There are quieter havens in Goa but North Goa has retained the undisputed status …

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What A Comic Show – Unique Comic Themed Restaurant in Delhi!

Growing up as a child in 1990s in North India, I was addicted to comic books. Diamond comic’s brand of wisecracks were my favorite. While entertaining us, the comics also ensured there was something for the kids to take back as a lesson. Pran, the most famous comic legend was a universal favorite. Who could …

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4 Rooms Hotel : My Stay in a former merchant’s house in the mountains!

Staying at 4 rooms hotel in Gunehar is a very unique experience. A few hours away from the bustling Mc Leodganj, which is perennially crushing under the touristy madness is this quaint home stay, away from all the touristy frills and other nonsense. I had never stayed in a restored property so I was looking …

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Gudi Padwa in Dombivali – The Grand Carnival Of Mumbai called Shobha Yatra

Everything in Mumbai is ‘Maha’ (grand) in size and stature. Be it the buildings, the vast expanse of sea, the industries, the heart of its citizens or the way they live their ‘larger than life’ despite the several personal and professional demons they struggle with everyday. Mumbaikars never skip an opportunity to celebrate their life …

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HOLA MOHALLA – Why You Should Be here next Holi! Incredible India!

HOLA MOHALLA – Why You Should Be here next Holi! Incredible India! I was walking curiously through the open fields and residential quarters of Anandpur Sahib, filled with Nihangs (Soldier wing of Sikhs) wielding weapons and arms. Some of them ran towards me with swords, maneuvering their way skillfully in the narrow lanes of the …

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