Travel & Getaways

Kuala Lumpur: A Jewel of the East

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Spread the love           Ruchira takes us on a tour of Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. She discovers many interesting aspects of the remarkable city, in the weekly column. A Different Truths exclusive. Right from my childhood whenever I read about the east-Asian city Kuala Lumpur (KL) in geography or general knowledge books, I was not […]


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A Perfect Horrible Day

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Spread the love           Dr. Paramita takes us through the trials and tribulations of a visit to the Disneyland in Paris, with her daughter. Read more, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. As a child in school many times we had to write an essay ‘on a day gone wrong’. I really didn’t ever experience […]


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Wine Tasting Escapade

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Spread the love           Winemaking in France started 2600 years ago. In the 19th century, some fungal disease wiped out the vineyards. So the French used some hybrid variety from the USA after the vineyards were destroyed. Wine making again started with full vigour. Dr. Paramita takes us on a tour of French vineyards and wineries, in the […]


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Meeting Simba, the Lion

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Spread the love           Now in the third installment let us talk about a real folk we came all the way to the Dark Continent to meet up with, our colourful four-footed cousins of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian varieties. Soumya takes us on a tour of the Masai, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Our […]


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At the Nick of Time at Big Ben

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Spread the love           The Big Ben fell silent from 21st August 2017 for repairs. It will be silent up to 2021 i.e., a period of four years. Conservation work is being carried out on the famous clock of Westminster Abbey. The Big Ben is a nineteenth-century clock housed in the clock tower which is called the Elizabeth […]


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Thiruvananthapuram: The City of Beaches and Temples

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Spread the love           Trivandrum is fairly well connected with all major cities through rail network and convenient flights. It is an amalgam of the old and the new – elements of modern architecture jostling for space with old temples, palaces and more, says Ruchira, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Deep down south, on […]


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The Story of Masai, a Fascinating African Tribe

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Spread the love           The most fascinating tribe who constitute the largest section of the population are the Masai.  Their language, Swahili, is the official language of both Tanzania and Kenya and is widely spoken across central Africa.  The Masai are nomadic herders who have chosen to maintain their lifestyle and culture over the centuries with the modern world […]


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A Tale of Two Villages: Cradle of Spirituality

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Spread the love           In Hooghly district of West Bengal, lie two nondescript yet idyllic villages, Kamarpukur and Jairambati. The two idyllic villages are the birthplaces of Sri Ramakrishna and Sri Saradamoni. Ruchira tells us about a visit to these two divine places, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. In Hooghly district of West Bengal, […]


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Ten Tips to Ensure a Safe Holiday in the Mountains

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Spread the love           Mahima gives us ten tips for a safe holiday in the mountains, in the weekly column. A Different Truths exclusive. Brought up in the hills near Shimla, it is but obvious that mountains keep pulling me back to their enchanting aura off and on, year after year. But this year when I took […]


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Jambo: Welcome to the Endless Grasslands

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Spread the love           We drove on through the Ngorang Ngora highlands and into the Savannah, where the great animal migration was gathering steam. We encountered thousands of herbivores from the gigantic giraffe to the diminutive diki diki, the ubiquitous gnu, the spectacular zebra, six types of antelopes and dozens of predators from the mighty Simba the […]


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