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The city of temples: Bishnupur, India

The city of temples: Bishnupur, India

In the Bankura district of West Bengal lies a town so steeped in history that once you step on to the red soil, you are transported to a different world, where time stands still and stories of an age gone by blows in the wind. Bishnupur, situated about 160 km away from Kolkata, is a…
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The Colors of Spring: Vasant Utsav in Shantiniketan

The Colors of Spring: Vasant Utsav in Shantiniketan

India is a land of festivals. Festivals that are celebrated with much pomp and show. Festivals that are colorful. And when one is talking about colorful festivals, how can the mention of Holi be left out? The Indian festival of colors, Holi is celebrated in spring to celebrate the bounty of the season. People smear…
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For your sweet tooth: The Story of Rosogolla

For your sweet tooth: The Story of Rosogolla

India is known for the variety of desserts available all over the country. Indeed no occasion is adequately celebrated without a hearty filling of sweets; and different regions of the country have their own signature dishes. Bengal for example has always been known for its sandesh and rosogolla (literally meaning ‘dumpling of sweet syrup’ )….
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Life on Islands: Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Life on Islands: Andaman and Nicobar Islands

The juncture of the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal has a group of islands across it. The islands were previously referred to as graveyards of Martyrs. By then they were just some hills which are found to be extending from Myanmar to Indonesia. But now the islands are a Union Territory of India…
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