Saluting the Heroes at Kargil War Memorial at Drass

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I have been saving this post since my visit to Kargil last year during the Ladakh trip. For one, this has been a highly emotional visit – not just for me but the entire troop. The Kargil War Memorial in … Continued

Agra Fort: A prelude to the famous Taj Mahal

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It had been several years, rather over 2 decades that I had visited the Red Fort in Agra – popularly referred to as Agra Fort. Naturally, when an opportunity presented itself in form of Agra being a pit stop on … Continued

Detour to the Gulab Bari in Faizabad

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With that call to rush out of The ResidencyThe Residency in Lucknow, I reluctantly bundled up into the car to head to our next destination on the Epic Indo Nepal trip – Gorakhpur. With my GPS route set to the … Continued

The Residency Lucknow: A Reminiscence of British India

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With the heritage trot through Old Lucknow, you might have got a glimpse of its history that extends beyond the Nawabs. The Hussainabad Ghanta Ghar to be precise, is what might have given it off. In case you have missed … Continued

Trotting along Heritage Lucknow through Rumi Darwaza

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Whether you are a connoisseur of food or arts or heritage – there is no missing the epic city of the Nawabs – Lucknow. If you leave out the food bit, then the other two are what appeal to me. … Continued

Chota Imambara: Glittering Palace of Lights in Lucknow

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If the Bara Imambara in Lucknow was about the brilliance of the dark, twisted passages of the crypt – Bhool Bhulaiya, then visiting its younger cousin was all about a glittering jewel of the night. The Chota Imambara did not … Continued

Walking on the Street of Harmony in Georgetown, Penang

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One of the most interesting things that I found about the Pearl of the Orient – Penang was its confluence of cultures. I suppose this struck me as familiar for quite like India, there were people from different origins who … Continued

Decrypting the Crypt: Bhool Bhulaiya at Bara Imambara in Lucknow

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“It’s pretty impossible to get out of that maze without help” – That is what my friend told me after threw up a challenge at me. This was a few years ago when she had visited the famous labyrinth of … Continued

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