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5 Lifelong Lessons From A Childhood Spent On The Road

Nostalgia is tricky emotion. It is a feeling of sadness that stems from a happy once-upon-a-time. It is also where a lot of stories come from. And everyone knows travel and stories are two sides of the same coin. Ibn Batuta thought so too. I am extremely fortunate that my family laid the foundation for innumerable stories, most of which started with us in the back of a car…
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The Moon Lake In The Hills

It may not be as high as the moon, but sitting pretty at a height of 4300m, the crescent-shaped Chandra Tal (Moon Lake) takes quite an excursion to get to. Located in the Lahaul region of Himachal Pradesh in India, the nearest town is Manali, about 140km away, but because there are few roads to speak of after the Rohtang Pass, it takes about eight to 10 hours to reach. But as these pictures hopefully prove, the effort is worth it.
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Solo Female Travel: To Go Or Not To Go?

As you finally broach the topic of setting out solo, there's a sequence of reactions from the family. It starts with the calm before the storm, an air of hushed incomprehension. Then the eyebrows go up a fraction. And then all hell breaks loose. There are cackles of disbelief, wails of lament. How can our daughter even think this way? Could a demon have possessed her? Hope is reposed in divine forces. God will help us, he will cure her of these unholy thoughts.

India In All Her Blazing Glory

India, you will meet her, not in newspapers nor in a movie, not an idea or fantasy, not solely in her texts, nor what the journalist, moviemaker or prejudice says, nor in fables or documentaries. Y...