Gems from Goa

“Travel is never a matter of money, but of courage.” – T. S. Eliot The meaning of travelling extends beyond just moving from one place to another. One travels in search of something, to explore something and even to discover something. One of the meanings the word, travel has, is to proceed or to move forward. And such an advance happens emotionally and intellectually too. I have travelled with my family and my friends. I

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Hitch hiking along the Indo-Pak border

Hitch hiking along the Indo-Pak border

If you love to meet people and want to know Amristar better, then get out of your cars and get onto a bullock cart of tractor. That’s pretty much the kind of hitch hiking we did when we packed our backpacks and 16-month-old daughter to head into the heartlands of India’s famed border of Attari-Wagah with Pakistan. It was harvest time and the fields were partly lush-green waiting for the ripe time to reap what

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TRAVELLING THROUGH TADOBA

TRAVELLING THROUGH TADOBA

Text by Saon Bhattacharya | Photographs by Dwaipayan Bhattacharya Picture a fawn-shaded, summer landscape from Central India. Now imagine a sharply contrasting mahua tree, with its crimson leaf clusters, mothering a myriad group of wildlife. As a regal black shouldered kite perches on the top branch, a tree shrew scuttles down its trunk to the seclusion of a neighbouring jamun tree. On its way down, the shrew meets a family of langur monkeys feasting on

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Bullets Still Hurt at Jallianwala Bagh

Bullets Still Hurt at Jallianwala Bagh

It’s one to read about battles in history books; it’s another dimension to stand on the battleground long after it is over and yet feel the war. Tears prick the eyes, hair stands electrified on goosebumps as one can still hear the screams of those innocent protestors who were killed indiscriminately by General Dyre and his men. A gentle touch over the holes that the bullets bore through thick brick walls suddenly ignites a flame

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Anxiety to Exciting Trip – A Personal Experience

Can you see this old man and imagine how he feels? He is full of fear and anxiety with the thought of flying in the air. Reasons: Could be scared of death Doesn’t Fly Often (Anxiety) Has to pay for the extra ticket (I am just kidding) I am writing here about my personal travel experience that I had, when I visited Bengaluru on a 3-day trip. I had to visit the Silicon Valley, for

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The Joy of Solo

  Ella Maillart had once said – “You do not travel if you are afraid of the unknown, you travel for the unknown, that reveals you with yourself.” I truly believe that every soul has a purpose to accomplish in this lifetime. And it is vital to awaken to that purpose to bring meaning and fulfillment to our lives. I have found my purpose in travelling. Travel to unravel my own unknown core. My soul

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Dance like a Dervish…

Dance like a Dervish…

  “When I am silent, I fall into that place where everything is music. Jalalad-DīnMohammadRumi   dance with fervor  dance like a dervish,    enjoy the mystique  unravel the mystery,   seek the moor,  anchor your ship,   feel the emptiness of a gushing wind, feel the gentle caress of the Zephyr,     seek the treasure trove of  love,  seek the inner divine    dance with fervor  dance like a dervish   -Anonymous  My first

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Bonded For Life!

Bonded For Life!

Ringggg… my mobile buzzed, defying the serenity of the sparkling snow-clad peak of Apharwat, Gulmarg. I reached for my phone wondering who it is, disturbing the absolute peace at 14000 ft… A call from the airline canceling our flight back to Delhi the next day pushed me back to the reality. Slowly, absorbing the news, I decided to inform this to my husband and daughter after reaching Srinagar. Seeing them playing blissfully in the snow,

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Majesty of the Jammu – The Blest Trikuta Goddess, Maa Vaishnavi….

Majesty of the Jammu – The Blest Trikuta Goddess, Maa Vaishnavi….

The first thing that catches our mind while thinking about the place Jammu is none other than the Holy Shrine Vaishnav Devi.  No doubt, this is the first and the predominant source of attraction about the region but other things like its ethnic wear, the sweet dialect, its cuisine, the gala etc. are equally alluring, which makes this place more winsome.  So are you ready to proceed for the pilgrimage to the Goddess Vaishnavi. Let’s

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HISTORY IS ADVENTURE

HISTORY IS ADVENTURE

The reflection of word ‘travel’ perks up my spirit, And when it’s known for History; It can’t be abdicated. Though we always plan an excursion amongst mountains, beaches or landmarks. But personally feeling, all of us must have and should plan a HISTORICAL chronicled & factual adventure travel. Since Bhansali been surrounded by rumors and … regarding his HISTORICAL FICTION archival movie PADMAVAT. So to excavate the truth I planned a trip around the beautiful

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The Joy of Travel

The Joy of Travel

Simple pleasures, the chirping of birds, gurgling waters, bluish-green lakes. See the tea laborers picking laborers on the slopes, quietly chopping the leaves, The fresh minty aroma of the leaves, some tea leaves, some cardamom, some henna, some cloves, you can see the aloe vera gel squeezing out of the plant.It is a rare an enthralling sight to see a rubber tree, hooded with plastic, and a cup to collect the latex. A lovely world to

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Me and my Travellator

Me and my Travellator

  Our journey begins the day we are born. My journey also began in the same way. I was born, I grew up… 1 yr old.. 2 yrs old… Life went on. When I was of 2 years I was in Indore ( M. P.)After which we shifted to Bombay, from then I have been in Mumbai( though this time Bombay became Mumbai.) From the journey of Bombay to Mumbai, I too had a huge

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Travel – The Best Therapy For Self Growth

Travel – The Best Therapy For Self Growth

  Travel can be the best therapy to discover your true self-provided it begins with the prime intention of learning and discovering the unknown territory. During the travel, exploring and learning about the external world become major activities of life. With a little determination, the same can also be applied to the inner space which is equally vast and unknown. Traveling throws an opportunity to raise the present level of awareness. It also gives an

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Discovery of Northeast India

Discovery of Northeast India

Why did we plan a trip to the Northeast? As in the case of any good job, there are many reasons. My friends will, however, be quick to pick up the most important reason of all – my DW [Darling Wife!] decided to visit Northeast. So we took a flight to Kolkata from there we were to take another flight to Imphal. I love the new Kolkata airport – perhaps because I have seen the

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Indian Election Slogans – Galli Galli Mein Shor Hain

Indian Election Slogans – Galli Galli Mein Shor Hain

  Galli Galli Mein shor hai……. The noise from a Morcha( protest rally)  on the small and quiet lane next to my house in Thane woke me up.  Yes, there are still some places in a city like Thane which sport a deserted look during the afternoons. Curiosity and anger saw me peeping out of the window of my bedroom. I could easily recognize the so-called social workers(?) from my area shouting slogans against one

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How to get a nett positive balance in your relationship’s saving account?

How to get a nett positive balance in your relationship’s saving account?

Weird? Is it? What do I mean? Whenever we mention the word relationship, it triggers a positive vibe in the brain. The very genesis of the word is “relation” is optimistic and therefore at the drop of this word, we all scout for names that we either have positive relations with or want to have positive relations with!!! But there also is an unknown dimension to it. Relations that are destined to happen.  Relations where

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Shirdi- The mystical soil

Shirdi- The mystical soil

Deepthi Musley FB Page Deepthi Musley- Blog A human being with a drained intrinsic worth is as useless as the gadget with a drained battery inside it. Travel is related to new beginnings, new learning, a transformation, and memories that last a lifetime. Life is all about reviving from the point of enervation. Spirituality is about energizing life positively. I have always been blessed to first alight at the Khandoba Mandir (Temple) every time I

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Protecting Public Property is Every Citizen’s Responsibility

Protecting Public Property is Every Citizen’s Responsibility

Deepthi Musley Blog page Deepthi Musley FB page A Barbaric action, lack of thoughtfulness, no sense of belonging, has nothing to do with “illiteracy. In every sense, a good citizen of any nation is the representative of his or her upbringing. Every citizen is the torch-bearer of his or her culture… A country’s dignity lies in the way, the citizens treat its heritage, children, and women. No country in the world which lacks diverse mutual

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Gangtok: The Hill-Cut Capital of Organic Sikkim

Gangtok: The Hill-Cut Capital of Organic Sikkim

When people ask me, during my travels which place appealed to me the most, Sikkim automatically pops up in my head. My journey in Sikkim started with the city of Gangtok. I traveled to Gangtok from Darjeeling hiring a 10 seater shared Jeep. People visiting Darjeeling often visit Gangtok at the same time because of the proximity of two places. I was hosted near Sikkim Manipal University by a locale in Sikkim who I connected

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TRAVELLING. IT LEAVES YOU SPEECHLESS, THEN TURNS YOU INTO A STORYTELLER!

If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet, He Said. –  Rachel Wolchin I like to describe myself as a traveller who lives by the maxim “Carpe Diem”. I fervently believe in the dictum “Serendipity is the traveller’s greatest ally”. My passion for travel started with my father taking us around to different places in India to visit temples and nature spots. This moved on to travelling with

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