Sunday, February 25, 2018

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11 Feb 2018

In the wild world of Kanha

11 Feb 2018 | 12:54 AM

So what’s the big deal about tigers?” We’ve been asked that question very often. It’s generally followed up by a justifying statement: “Shouldn’t our first priority be to feed our people and save our environment?”

04 Feb 2018

A testimony to Deccan glory

04 Feb 2018 | 1:46 AM

Founded in 1591 by Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah, Hyderabad, is a city replete with royal traditions and history. During the early years of the 18th century, India’s biggest and richest princely state was ruled by the Nizams, once the Mughal power came to an end.

Two and a half steps to faith

04 Feb 2018 | 1:46 AM

In a city dotted with innumerable mosques, no one gave this mosque a fancy name. It is simply known as Dhai Seedhi Ki Masjid. Two and a half steps. In Bhopal, this is all that the devout have to climb to reach the prayer hall, kneel and pay obeisance to the lord.

28 Jan 2018

Essence of a city by the sea

28 Jan 2018 | 1:48 AM

What do tourists usually do in Puducherry, earlier known as Pondicherry? Typically, they go to the Aurobindo ashram, visit Auroville, walk on the seafront or the Promenade as it is called, visit the churches and try and visit the beaches (nowhere as lovely as those in Goa or the Andaman and Nicobar Islands).

21 Jan 2018

Canada’s highway to heaven

21 Jan 2018 | 1:39 AM

American poet and author Ella Wheeler Wilcox once said, “So many gods, so many creeds. So many paths that wind and wind, while just the art of being kind is all the sad world needs.”

Unwinding in the lap of nature in Pollachi

21 Jan 2018 | 1:39 AM

Stunning landscapes, carpets of velvety tea gardens, cascading waterfalls and lush forests are just some of the things you can expect on a visit to Pollachi in Tamil Nadu.

14 Jan 2018

Monumental stories set in stone

14 Jan 2018 | 1:43 AM

Stories abound in this fort. Wrapped in history, Chittorgarh Fort, 100 km from the lake city of Udaipur, has been a textbook lesson on valour, honour, sacrifice and romance.

Symbol of defiance

14 Jan 2018 | 1:43 AM

The ramparts of Vellore Fort, 125 km from Chennai, are surrounded by a wide moat filled with water, overlooking the verdant rolling hills and the town of Vellore at its foothills.

07 Jan 2018

Vertical limits

07 Jan 2018 | 1:34 AM

Before Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York were reduced by terrorist planes to a plume of mushroom smoke sucking in its vortex nearly 3,000 human lives and countless dreams of the dead and living left behind, it was the biggest tourist attraction of the Big Apple.