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Land of royalty, home of heritage

Sinead McManus With beautiful architecture, exquisite handicrafts and plush accommodation, Jaipur is truly the city of fantasy. A world where fairy tales were inspired, Jaipur is every tourist’s haunt. It’s the perfect representation of colour, architecture, history, culture, food and mysticism that has come to be associated with India. Both royal and local find a place here, crushed against one …

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Gangtok: A haven in the Himalayas

Bonita Menezes I always heard so much about Sikkim, which was once a country by itself, later blended into India to become one of our most beautiful states. I wanted to know more about this mystic land and I wasn’t disappointed in the least. The minute I stepped in Gangtok, the capital city of Sikkim, I was spellbound by its …

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Freedom, but at what cost?

This August 15, India is celebrating 68 years of independence from the British rule. It has been over six decades and our country has achieved many goals and is aspiring to be a dream nation. But, in recent times few initiatives by the government (be it the act of banning or moral policing) has forced citizens to think if we …

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Still the Greatest Story Ever Told

Sachin Chatte August 15 is a special day in the history of India. It also happens to be a day of significance in the annals of Indian cinema for on this day forty years ago Sholay was released.  It had a very modest beginning and critics slammed it saying it was too violent and gory. But they were proved wrong …

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Ramesh Sippy on Sholay

“I began my directorial career with ‘Andaz’, a mature love story, and followed it with ‘Seeta aur Geeta’, a film in a lighter vein. When ‘Seeta aur Geeta’ became a huge success, we wondered as to what we could produce that would be different from these two films, and which would hold bigger potential. Finally, we decided to produce an …

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A plateful of culinary India

As a tribute to the great country that India is and its culinary diversity, Goa Marriott Resort and Spa annually organises the Incredible India Food Festival, coinciding with Independence Day. In its successive fourth year, this popular food event is  being organised by the resort at its Waterfront Terrace and Bar, till August 16

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A for Apple

Anuradha Goyal When you drink water, remember the spring – says a Zen saying. If you had to apply this thought to red delicious apples on your breakfast table, you would have to remember the valleys of Himachal Pradesh that produce these juicy apples for us.

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The beauty of Europe

Santosh R Kenkre Before we reached Italy we were warned of thieves and burglars, which they said may include pregnant women. At the entrance of Vatican, one young beggar woman almost stole my bag containing money and passports. She used a long cloth to distract me but of course she did not know that I’m an auditor by profession! Seeing …

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