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Best Places to Play Holi

Best Places to Play Holi

Holi is a boisterous affair celebrated with equal fervour and gaiety in both urban and rural India. The legend of Holi draws its inspiration from Indian mythology and the playful flirtations of Radha and Krishna. It is said that Krishna being jealous of Radha’s fair complexion threw colours on her to even the score. Krishna’s angst is captured in the famous Bollywood song Yashomati maiya se bole n... »

Top 5 Valentine Special Hotel Getaways

Top 5 Valentine Special Hotel Getaways

“Valentine’s is on a Friday, how about going on a holiday…”. “My boss isn’t romantic, why would he give me an off”? The countdown has begun! Valentine’s Day is just around the corner but you’re still clueless what to do…Well, you’re no exception. Most working couples must be wondering how to make their Valentine’s special this year. If work doesn't allow you to take that long holiday, how about a ... »

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5 LGBT Friendly Cities Across the World

While India is still debating whether to legalize same sex relationships or not, we decided to put on our detective caps to bring you a list of LGBT friendly cities across the world. These places are both accepting and tolerant of homosexuality. In fact, the governments here take extra measures to make sure the LGBT traveller feels welcome and safe, and even host many interesting events for them. ... »

Valentine's Day For Singles

Valentine’s Day for Singles

Being 'single' on Valentine's Day seems to be almost a bad word! While researching for this article, I searched Valentine’s Day for singles on Google and it was not a pretty sight! Be it completely ridiculous concepts like 'Singles Awareness Day' acronym - S.A.D. (sigh) or to go as far as there being a deluge of 'survival guides' for singles on V-Day, I realized that being single on 14th February ... »

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5 Places You Don’t Want To Visit This Valentine’s Day In Mumbai

On a normal day, if you were to ask a Mumbaikar, a perfect date in the city would involve a sea facing restaurant or a walk along the sea, or both. But beware, there are exceptions. By popular consensus, the seaside gets ruled out on Valentine’s Day in Mumbai. Here are five romantic spots in Mumbai, which I suggest you avoid on V-Day. Read on to find out why. Juhu Beach Crowded on any day, Juhu Be... »

5 Ways To Celebrate Valentine’s Day With Your Dog

5 Ways To Celebrate Valentine’s Day With Your Dog

Every year, you spend a lot of time thinking of new ideas to pamper your better half, don't you? How about doing something different this Valentine's Day? Perhaps it's time to shower love and attention on your furry friend, who might be sitting by your bedside and wagging his tail as you read this blog. So go ahead, plan an outing with your dog and I promise you will love the change! Here are some... »

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Jaipur Literature Festival 2014: Top 10 Speakers You Can’t Miss

What do Oprah Winfrey, The Dalai Lama and Vikram Seth have in common? You got it, they’ve all been to the Jaipur Literature Festival. Every year, the JLF manages to spin a fresh curiosity about who would be the star speaker of the year. Well, the wait is over. All the ‘Who’s coming this year?’ questions have been laid to rest. The speakers’ list for Jaipur Literature Festival 2014 (17th to 21st Ja... »

Soha Ali Khan & Arshad Warsi Celebrate Christmas at Le Meridien – Delhi

Soha Ali Khan & Arshad Warsi Celebrate Christmas at Le Meridien – Delhi

Soha Ali Khan: Dear Santa, this Christmas, please give me a size-zero figure. Arshad Warsi: Dear Santa, please give me a fat bank account post the release of Mr. Joe B Carvalho (their upcoming flick releasing 3rd Jan). Bhawna: Dear Santa, please don’t mix these two up! MERRY CHRISTMAS! Read more [...] »

Top 10 Indian Pilgrimages in 2014

Top 10 Indian Pilgrimages in 2014

Thousands of people come to India from all over the world seeking spiritual enlightenment. In the land of temples and pilgrimages, we pick the 10 best holy trips in India. Amritsar A shimmering golden façade reflected in the water, soothing intonations of the Granth Sahib being read out, the calming atmosphere – a trip to the Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahib) of Amritsar is a must-do. Do not miss ou... »

Time Again For The Jaisalmer Desert Festival!

Time Again For The Jaisalmer Desert Festival!

This one is for all of you who want to experience the magic of Rajasthan at its best. Starting February 12th, the three day long Jaisalmer Desert Festival will yet again be all set to take tourists from far and near into the world of Rajasthani celebrations. The dull golden Thar set ablaze by vibrant decorations, a perfect weather, grooving performances by tribals, spicy food to beat the winter ch... »

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