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17 December 2017

Old Delhi, where nothing is new


Some walls in Old Delhi have been painted in bright colours by pop artists. Fans of the Old Delhi charm have criticised the people who have made the graffiti for damaging what they say is a heritage asset.

6 December 2017

Nongstoin is where you should go if you want to take a closer look at Meghalaya



There's only one hotel in the entire town at Nongstoin, the headquarters of West Khasi Hills district in Meghalaya. If not a red carpet, you will get to walk on an orange doormat while entering Hotel River View.

23 November 2017

Why Kasauli is a great weekend drive from Delhi


If you are in Delhi and you’re planning a weekend run somewhere nice, cool and quiet, you can’t go wrong with Kasauli.

15 August 2017

'Ghost villages' in Uttarakhand's Kumaon region


There are many “ghost villages” in Uttarakhand’s Kumaon region – people suddenly leave homes, never to return.

23 April 2017

India’s civil obedience moment with Aadhaar


The weather app shows it is 43 degree Celsius outside a pigeonhole “photocopy” shop – a catch-all term for any documentation place – at Kalkaji in south Delhi.

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