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Where Ras Leela Happens Every  Night

Where Ras Leela Happens Every Night

  Before you get ready to see Lord Krishna at Brindavan, you have to watch out for the monkeys! They snatch your cell phone and glasses. At every corner, vigilant citizens shout out to visitors to take off their glasses and to hide their phones. What use is a...
Girivalam: Experience at Tiruvannamalai

Girivalam: Experience at Tiruvannamalai

A sea of humanity, young and old surged through the streets. A trickle had started in the early afternoon and reached its peak as the moon rose and shone in bright and balmy glory. It was an auspicious full-moon (pournami in Tamil) night at Tiruvannamalai, the ancient...
A Museum All About Ice Cream?

A Museum All About Ice Cream?

A picture is worth a thousand words. The Museum of Ice Cream in San Francisco proves it. With hardly any words to describe ice cream, its history, chemical composition or any other facts one would expect from a building called a museum, this attaction is a genius...
New Zealand Beckons: Milford Sound

New Zealand Beckons: Milford Sound

      According to Maori legend, Lake Wakatipu was formed when the body of a sleeping giant was burnt by a Maori warrior, who wanted to ensure that the giant could never kidnap his beautiful daughter again. The fire caused the ice and snow on the surrounding mountains...
The Good Times Roll In Mashobra!

The Good Times Roll In Mashobra!

I first went to Mashobra in 2010 when my parents bought a summer home there. This idyllic little locale about 10 kilometres north east of Shimla, is the perfect embodiment of untouched natural beauty. Somewhere between a village and a small town, it’s somewhat like a...
“Getting Lost” Everest Jeep-Style!

“Getting Lost” Everest Jeep-Style!

  Our epic journey began as an empty book. It only had the title – “To the Top of the World.” The rest of the pages would be filled over the next few days. All that was known was that it would be a story of 25 Mahindra jeeps which would carry us...