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Feel the bliss of silence, writes SOMEN SENGUPTA as he takes the route to Temi that passes through the hills enveloped under the cool and dark shadows of thick pine and oak The popular notion is that Sikkim has no great story of tea plantation like Assam or Bengal do. The...
Specialist battalion unit of the Indian Army, Desert Hawks, has launched a cycling expedition to inspire the youth, reports AKSHITA RAWAT The ‘Desert Hawks’ is a specialist battalion unit of the Indian Army for operations in the desert sector. It was formed in November 10, 1966. The formal name of...
Pahadi House in Kanatal, Uttarakhand, is the perfect place to savour the simple life of the hills and also to see the Himalayan landscape, writes AMITAV CHAKRABORTY Tired of three months of driving and high altitude treks with my St Bernard, Leo, I decided to call it a day and decided...
Baijnath Temple holds significance because, according to Hindu mythology, it stands near the confluence of River Gomati and Garur Ganga, where Lord Shiva and Parvati got married, writes Somen Sengupta With a breathtaking 300-km-wide angle view of splendid Kumaon Himalaya in the background, a small village on the bank of River...
The walls and floor of this ruinous city reveal a thousand stories of power and glory, and also carry the burning torch of the rich Indian heritage, which not many of us are aware of, writes Somen Sengupta This is a little known fact that under the shadow of the majestic...
Those with the knowledge of history will be astonished after learning of the rich legacy of Agartala, writes SOMEN SENGUPTA It is tough to find Tripura on the map of India. The small State, which is landlocked from three sides by Bangladesh, is mostly in the news for political reasons. Its...
At the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve, the chances of spotting tigers are bright in May and June. The park is also home to leopards, a wide variety of reptiles and birds, such as greylag goose and kingfishers, writes Suresh Srinivasan The desire to experience a safari with tiger sighting had been...
Of all the alpine lakes that dot Austria, Italy, Germany, and Switzerland, Lake Como on the northern border of Italy is by far and away one of the most stunning. If you find yourself with a day to spare in Milan, you absolutely have to go there, writesKushan Mitra Travelling to...
Almora was Swami Vivekananda’s favourite abode in the hills, writes Somen Sengupta In mid-19th century, India was at the cusp of a new awakening that took it on the path of modernisation. It was a new dawn for millions of Indians who had been deprived under the Mughal rule for almost...
Correct understanding of citizenship and democracy should be inculcated among school students, says VALLABH BHANSHALI We are so used to complaining and cursing when the roads are flooded, water supply stops, trains are dirty, schooling is corrupt or inaccessible, and over a thousand other things. Occasionally, we also laud the Government...
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In the case of both nations, India and Afghanistan, cross-border terrorism is originating from Pakistan which is also patronising it.
I have said goodbye to international cricket. I have played with seriousness and in a professional way for my country.
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