Travel & Getaways

Bangkok: As You Like It!

Reading Time: 4 minutes  Ruchira takes us on a trip to Bangkok, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. “You will find Bangkok a lot like older parts of New Delhi,” the guy at the travel agency had told me while booking my trip to Thailand. Later, I discovered that he was right.  On a warm October […]

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Close Encounters of the Wild Kind –1

Reading Time: 5 minutesFancy-free and footloose, three friends decide on an adventurous trip. They meet an Australian bicyclist and decide to visit a wildlife resort, meeting villagers and a sadhu. Here’s the first part of the two-part serial, by Soumya, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. The tourists spotted some movement in the grass and a […]

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Ethiopia: Panoramic Beauty and a Primitive State Untouched by Colonialism

Reading Time: 5 minutesVery little is written about Ethiopia and online research does not give a true picture of someone who is looking at taking up an assignment here. Ethiopia is the only country in the world that has stayed independent and did not allow colonialism hinder its primitive state. People have lived here for many years undisturbed […]

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Close Encounters of the Final Kind

Reading Time: 4 minutesSoumya tells us how he, with his two daughters, survived parasailing in the rough sea in Goa. Did the close brush with death break them or make them stronger? Here’s a real-life account, in a different genre, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. My daughter had written a story on death, at an […]

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Solo Travels of a Married Woman

Reading Time: 4 minutesMahima shares her experiences of travelling solo after her marriage. She also discusses her fears and demons, in the regular column, exclusively in Different Truths.  We met at a formal interaction during the early winters of 2004 over a cup of coffee at a media-management learning seminar. We both were students then. Later, we met […]

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Impressions of Italy

Reading Time: 3 minutesOur humourist dabbles in the travelogue. He likens Italy with India, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Italy is just like India.  I didn’t meet a single Italian there.  Whenever asked “Are you Italian” I usually received replies, “No I am Roman, Tuscan, Florentine, Neapolitan, etc.”  Just as we cannot find Indians in […]

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Dazzling Dubai: A Travel Paradise

Reading Time: 4 minutesRuchira takes us on a tour of Dubai, in her weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. On a pleasant December afternoon, I saw Dubai for the first time. It was a nice end to an otherwise bad day. Well, first things first. On that chilly, winter morning, at Delhi airport we learned with dismay that […]

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Sultanate of Oman: Pristine Beauty Blended with Modernity

Reading Time: 3 minutesRuchira takes us on a tour of the Sultanate of Oman, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. I am footloose by nature. My fondest dream is to go on a world tour before I leave this world.   The Middle East or West Asia whatever you may call it, has always fascinated me. That’s […]

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Festival Lights in Singapore, Blotting History, Stoned to Study, Lost and Found

Reading Time: 3 minutesShail talks of four news, in the last week, in her regular column. Diwali-themed trains, a station and five buses in Singapore to run until October 31. Taj Mahal is being communalised by a BJP MLA, supports UP government to remove it from the booklet on tourism. Northern Michigan University is offering a marijuana-focused degree […]

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Our Opinion about Kashmir Changed!

Reading Time: 4 minutesWe are often conditioned by our biases and prejudices. This is what Soumya felt during a visit to Kashmir. A different shade of writing from our humourist, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. A few years back, we had gone for a family vacation to Kashmir. We had the usual apprehension that the […]

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