Photo Story: Mohan Shakti Heritage Park, Himachal Pradesh

As I departed for Chandigarh airport from Kandaghat, we stopped by Mohan Shakti Heritage Park. The park was about 20 kilometres away from Kandaghat which took us roughly an hour. The premises is spread over 40 acres and has a cafeteria and washrooms. The area is being developed with Ayurvedic centre currently. This space is essentially a…

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A Guide to Kandaghat, Himachal Pradesh

Kandaghat is a small highway town, about 30 kilometres ahead of Shimla when travelling from Delhi or Chandigarh. I had crossed it many times on my way and back from the capital of Himachal Pradesh. But not until I won the Dream Trails contest with Club Mahindra did I get a chance to explore and stay here….

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What Makes Taiwan Different

It took me sometime to comprehend that I was going to Taiwan (officially called Republic of China). May be because it was my first destination in East Asia. And it is a very different place from every other place I have been to. The only one feeling that came to my mind when I overviewed the…

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Photo Story: A Sunday in Longding, Arunachal Pradesh

On an unlikely and unplanned Sunday in April, I found myself in Longding, a district in eastern Arunachal Pradesh. I was standing on the land of a district whose name I hadn’t heard of previously. Longding (the town) was essentially the middle point from where a number of hamlets and villages diverged. Hence my short…

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Myths about Arunachal Pradesh

One of the primary reasons why I travel is to witness how different the world is in comparison to what has been written or said about it. I question every day’s ‘breaking news’ which states horrific headlines, in an attempt to keep my sanity. I’m not questioning the truth in them. I’m questioning their power to influence…

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Photo Story: Reis Magos Fort, Goa

Sometimes taking second chances becomes necessary. The first time I visited Reis Magos Fort, it was on a Monday and only met a closed door. However, determined to see this historic Fort, I revisited when it was open to public. My main purpose of visiting the fort was witnessing another one of the renowned architect,…

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