Planning Your Travel In and Around Switzerland

Most travellers I’ve met, ask me two definite questions about Switzerland. First, ‘what are the must-see places?’ And ‘isn’t it a very expensive country?’ The good news is that the country thrives on tourism. Whether you are travelling through the popular circuit or taking an off the beaten trail be sure to find easy-access and…

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The Purpose of Art in Madhubani, Bihar

Through Bengal, Jharkhand and Bihar, the #DoorsofIndia journey took me to a destination I have always wanted to explore—Madhubani. We drove 175 kilometres from Patna before sunrise to make it on time to the Mithila Art Institute in Madhubani town. Mithila art, popularly known as Madhubani painting, is an art form that the women of Madhubani…

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#DoorsofIndia— Building Perspective and Glorifying India’s History

Why do we travel? Primarily I travel to add perspective. Perhaps this is why every time I repeat a destination, each experience is different from the other. The #DoorsofIndia campaign, by Tata Pravesh, multiplied my perspective to very many things. Architecture has always been a defining subject in all my travels. But narrowing it down to doors was…

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The Bedni and Ali Bugyal Trek, Uttarakhand

Sometimes I wonder if heaven is real. And then I witness the most incredible sight ever. I find myself taking shelter from snowfall under a grand oak tree somewhere in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district. I am hiking to Bedni and Ali bugyal from a small village called Kuling, via Dedina. My companions are my elderly, experienced…

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Photo Story: Winterthur Local Market, Switzerland

Winterthur was a revelation. Only 20 minutes away from Zurich, this is the sixth largest city in Switzerland and is a playground for explorers. On a Tuesday morning, I walked a few steps away to explore the weekly market in the heart of the Old Town. Every Tuesday and Friday, the farmer’s market has many local visitors. The…

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Testing the Travel Trails 

Have you read about the marshmallow test for kids? It is psychological test done by a Stanford professor back in the 1960s. He welcomes nursery school children in a room one-by-one and tests them for grit and self control. He puts a marshmallow or a sweet treat in front of each child and gives them…

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