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The Year of Chasing UNESCO Sites

At the start of this year, I took upon myself a task, a list, a plan. India is blessed with 35 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, which individually adds up to a big 50, dotting over various states in all directions. It was an impressive list to try and travel my way through. Not just educating and thought-provoking at times, it has made me see and learn about my nation, its culture, heritage, and history in

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Humanity Instilled

Sometimes certain things happen that put you in the thinking chair for long. One such incident happened this Diwali in Ooty. In October-end, as a part of my backpack trip to Orissa and Tamil Nadu, I was on a train from Bhubaneswar to Chennai. Not only was it already running late when I boarded, but by the end of its run, it was at a seven hours delay. Aboard, comfy on my 3AC side-upper berth,

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A Learning From Jodhpur

I’m unsure if this qualifies as a travel tale or as introspection while on-the-go. Nonetheless, it’s valuable enough to be recorded. I return to Jodhpur this November after nearly a decade after completing my Hotel Management graduation in 2007. Excitement was obvious not only to see the city in a new light, but also to see my cousin brother, Major Ashish Dwivedi, and his newly married wife. Just a day prior I learnt that he