Travelogue

Bangkok: As You Like It!

Reading Time: 5 minutes  Ruchira takes us on a trip to Bangkok, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. “You will find Bangkok a lot like older parts of New Delhi,” the guy at the travel agency had told me while booking my trip to Thailand. Later, I discovered that he was right.  On a warm October […]

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Close Encounters of the Wild Kind –1

Reading Time: 6 minutesFancy-free and footloose, three friends decide on an adventurous trip. They meet an Australian bicyclist and decide to visit a wildlife resort, meeting villagers and a sadhu. Here’s the first part of the two-part serial, by Soumya, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. The tourists spotted some movement in the grass and a […]

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Close Encounters of the Final Kind

Reading Time: 5 minutesSoumya tells us how he, with his two daughters, survived parasailing in the rough sea in Goa. Did the close brush with death break them or make them stronger? Here’s a real-life account, in a different genre, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. My daughter had written a story on death, at an […]

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Backpack to One of the Oldest and Charming Cities of India

Reading Time: 4 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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Shirdi and Sai Baba: Now and Then

Reading Time: 4 minutesCommercialisation has edged out the beautiful ambiance of the 1980s and 90s. The simple village, Shirdi, has lost its charm and innocence. Tribhawan tells us about the sad loss, exclusively in Different Truths. My family and I, paid a visit to Shirdi on 18th May 2017 to have darshan of Sai Baba. We all had an […]

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A Weekend Trip to Poland and a Lonesome Birthday in a Beautiful Land

Reading Time: 6 minutesWanderlust Abhijit decides to spend a weekend in Poland. He wanted to see and feel the beautiful eastern European country’s capital, Warsaw, all on his own. A casual chat with a Russian girl made him visit Krakow, known for its beauty. He was trigger happy, shooting pictures as the guide talked about the place’s history. He had a […]

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Bangladesh: The Land of my Forefathers, my Roots

Reading Time: 4 minutesMita reminisces a recent visit to Bangladesh and her visits to Dacca, Cox Bazar and Chittagong (her forefather’s land). She weaves history in this travelogue. The pristine beauty of her inherited memory, caught in a time wrap and romanticism of her forefathers’ time, is perhaps a far cry from harsh realities. But, the warmth of the people, their […]

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