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Ramya Abhinand

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A blogger, editor, and wife of an Armed Forces Officer, Ramya Abhinand has travelled the length and breadth of India. She writes about the country, it's people and culture on her blog

Meet Major DP Singh, India’s First Blade Runner

I spotted Major Singh on 26 July 2015, the day India proudly marks as Kargil Vijay Diwas. He was undertaking an 11-km run in Delhi to support the larger cause of OROP, representing many faceless soldiers who live and die fighting for the nation. Now, lots of people run, walk, paint, sketch or sing for a cause, so what's so inspiring about Major DP Singh? There’s plenty.
16/08/2016 10:06 AM IST
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Are You Into Customer Support Or Snake Charming?: 5 Annoying Myths About Indians

My cousin was to wed a beautiful French damsel, and the family in India was excited that he had finally decided to settle down. They were thrilled at the prospect of interacting with a family that was not only foreign to them but also spoke a language that was fairly new. But for some strange reason, the French side wasn't too happy with the alliance. To them, India was nothing but a land of snake charmers, a poor country where few people were educated.
21/07/2016 1:20 PM IST