Exploring the Alps

The Eiger North Wall was right in front of me. I could even make out the fissures in the rock face leading up to the peak and to the huge river of ice that was the Eiger Glacier. A huge craggy rock face, it reminded me of The Wall in Game of Thrones. Only, this […]

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New Delhi to Chopta

It had been twelve full hours since starting the journey. The road twisted and turned through the Himalayan range. Full of giddy altitudes and hairpin bends. The bus had been following the winding route for several hours on the narrow roads. The heat coupled with the road was sickening. The destination, still a few hours […]

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Zurich Altstadt

What better way to spend a day in a new city is there other than wandering around with a camera in hand? I recently moved to Zurich, Switzerland for my studies. Today I had the day pretty much to myself as the semester hasn’t started yet. So I decided to make fruitful use of my […]

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Shady Food Joints of Vile Parle

Everyone loves cheap food. And the best places for cheap food are located on the streets. Vendors selling either from a van or a stall by the roadside are normally the most popular places for such tasty bites on the go. Most of these places won’t feature high on the list for the most hygienic […]

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The Hakone Circuit

From the cable car, I could see fumes rising up into the sky. Snakes of white smoke curling out of their bills. A fine yellow powder coated the ground, giving it a yellow tint. The sulphurous odour had yet to penetrate the cable car. I could only imagine how strong the smell might be down […]

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Akihabara Electric Town

It was a huge area. Full of electronics stores and references to Otaku culture. The road was lined with glittering stores on both sides and larger than life billboards. Gaming arcades, anime cafes and even an Alienware store. This was how Time’s Square would look if it was Japanese. Akihabara has it all. The largest […]

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5 Best Airports for Transit

We’ve all been through tedious airline connections. Stand in a queue to get off a plane. Search for the security check zone for connecting flight. Then stand in another queue to get yourself checked again. Even though you were security cleared before boarding your previous flight. As if someone was going to smuggle something in […]

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Trains Around the World

Rail transport is an important mode of transport in the world. Started in ancient Greece in the 6th century BC, we have come a long way from the ancient paved paths for vehicles. Today we have electric and diesel locomotives running at various speeds. But even with modernisation and frantic globalisation, each train in every […]

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Wine Capital of India

Nasik. The city of temples. Also the city of grapes. And where there are grapes, there’s wine. Wine wasn’t always being made in Nashik though. It started only in 1999. And today, this city is recognised as the wine capital of India. We decided to visit the pioneer vineyard. And so on an afternoon, we […]

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Eid in Egypt

It was early morning. I was on my way to Cairo airport. The streets were full of people in their finest clothes. A kaleidoscope of varied robes and vibrant hijabs. People were gathered in the streets and near mosques. Almost everyone offering their first prayers of the holy day. The scene reminded me of my […]

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