Travel & Getaways

Solo Travels of a Married Woman

Reading Time: 4 minutesMahima shares her experiences of travelling solo after her marriage. She also discusses her fears and demons, in the regular column, exclusively in Different Truths.  We met at a formal interaction during the early winters of 2004 over a cup of coffee at a media-management learning seminar. We both were students then. Later, we met […]

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Impressions of Italy

Reading Time: 3 minutesOur humourist dabbles in the travelogue. He likens Italy with India, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Italy is just like India.  I didn’t meet a single Italian there.  Whenever asked “Are you Italian” I usually received replies, “No I am Roman, Tuscan, Florentine, Neapolitan, etc.”  Just as we cannot find Indians in […]

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Dazzling Dubai: A Travel Paradise

Reading Time: 4 minutesRuchira takes us on a tour of Dubai, in her weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. On a pleasant December afternoon, I saw Dubai for the first time. It was a nice end to an otherwise bad day. Well, first things first. On that chilly, winter morning, at Delhi airport we learned with dismay that […]

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Sultanate of Oman: Pristine Beauty Blended with Modernity

Reading Time: 3 minutesRuchira takes us on a tour of the Sultanate of Oman, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. I am footloose by nature. My fondest dream is to go on a world tour before I leave this world.   The Middle East or West Asia whatever you may call it, has always fascinated me. That’s […]

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Festival Lights in Singapore, Blotting History, Stoned to Study, Lost and Found

Reading Time: 3 minutesShail talks of four news, in the last week, in her regular column. Diwali-themed trains, a station and five buses in Singapore to run until October 31. Taj Mahal is being communalised by a BJP MLA, supports UP government to remove it from the booklet on tourism. Northern Michigan University is offering a marijuana-focused degree […]

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Our Opinion about Kashmir Changed!

Reading Time: 4 minutesWe are often conditioned by our biases and prejudices. This is what Soumya felt during a visit to Kashmir. A different shade of writing from our humourist, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. A few years back, we had gone for a family vacation to Kashmir. We had the usual apprehension that the […]

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Backpack to One of the Oldest and Charming Cities of India

Reading Time: 3 minutesKolkata-based Soma tells us about a backpacking trip to Varanasi and Saranath, exclusively in Different Truths. Well, it’s an easy guess – Varanasi! That evening I checked my watch umpteen times as if it would help me time travel and catch the train for which I was running late. My manager had taken a virtual […]

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A Roman Holiday

Reading Time: 2 minutesRuchira tells us of her visit to Rome, the eternal city, many moons ago, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Rome has as sobriquet: The Eternal City. It has carved a niche for itself as the cradle of several splendid civilisations-from pre-Christian to medieval times. Today, it is a popular and much-sought-after tourist […]

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The World of Waters

Reading Time: 1 minuteAnumita captures the enigmatic mystery of water bodies that she had visited, in an enchanting photo essay, exclusively for Different Truths. Water, a compound with two parts Hydrogen and one part Oxygen, so fluid, yet so strong. It molds and carves while caressing in its gentle waves. It envelopes more than half of the earth, […]

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Ottawa, a City Named after the Riverine Trade – III

Reading Time: 4 minutesOttawa is on the south bank of Ottawa River and so its name. “Odawa,” in Algonquin means “to trade”. In 1800, a New Englander named Philemon Wright, along with five families and twenty-five laborers, created the first settlement in this area. His idea was to start an agricultural trade and became the pioneer in timber […]

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