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Pune: The Queen of the Deccan

Pune: The Queen of the Deccan

Pune is considered as the cultural capital of Maharashtra. It is also the second largest state. In the ancient period, the city was the home of the Maratha leader ‘Shivaji Maharaj’.  Pune has been famous for almost everything possible in India. It consists of numerous educational institutions and is also considered as ‘The Oxford of…
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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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For the Bibliophile: College Street, Kolkata

For the Bibliophile: College Street, Kolkata

Kolkata (erstwhile, Calcutta) is a picture of paradoxes. It is a city which is ready to take on the future and yet clings on longingly into its Colonial past. A city of nostalgia. A city that is a daily celebration of  the human existence. It is ‘the city of joy’, indeed. As the former capital…
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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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Oxford of India – Pune

Oxford of India – Pune

Truly a city of virtue according to its name Punyanagri (Pune) is the cultural capital of Maharashtra. It is not only famous for the education it offers, but also is renowned for the history and delicacies from street to five star restaurants that it greets its visitors with. Situated just besides the bustling metropolis of…
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Scotland of The East: Shillong, India

Scotland of The East: Shillong, India

Shillong, capital of Meghalaya is popularly known as “Scotland of The East”. It being one of the north-eastern states is home to Khasi Hills. It is said that the name “Scotland of The East to the place was given by European settlers, as the hills and place here reminded them of Scotland. Thus, Shillong popularly…
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