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Surf’s up: Meet Tanvi Jagadish, India’s first professional stand up paddle racer

Surf’s up: Meet Tanvi Jagadish, India’s first professional stand up paddle racer

finasteride cheaper than propecia The first time Tanvi Jagadish tried surfing, she did it on the sly. She had seen her friends practicing at the local beach and wanted to give it a shot. But as a tiny 10-year-old who didn’t know how to swim and suffered from light asthma, she knew her parents would not approve of her Continue reading Surf’s up: Meet Tanvi Jagadish, India’s first professional stand up paddle racer

The Best Places in India and South East Asia for Snorkelling and Diving Holidays

The Best Places in India and South East Asia for Snorkelling and Diving Holidays

If you think our planet’s terrestrial wildlife is fantastic, wait until you duck beneath the waves. The Earth’s oceans are a vast wilderness where fantastic beasts swim, crawl, and shuffle through ever-changing landscapes. Graceful whales, inquisitive turtles, candy-coloured coral gardens—they all thrive in the warm, tropical, crystal-clear waters around South East Asia. Listed below, are Continue reading The Best Places in India and South East Asia for Snorkelling and Diving Holidays

Wildlife Photography Lessons, Live from India’s National Parks

Wildlife Photography Lessons, Live from India’s National Parks

“How I wish a leopard walks down when I’m talking to you folks,” wildlife photographer Sudhir Shivaram says to the camera, while standing on a tree-covered slope on the outskirts of Karnataka’s Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple Tiger Reserve. For the past few days the award-winning photographer has been live broadcasting his adventures in the reserve on Continue reading Wildlife Photography Lessons, Live from India’s National Parks

Enjoy The Sunrise From Mumbai’s Raj Bhavan

Enjoy The Sunrise From Mumbai’s Raj Bhavan

The sign said, “Caution, peacocks crossing road” – not the instruction you usually see on a street in Mumbai. But then, this wasn’t a regular thoroughfare, but a road deep inside the city’s magnificent Raj Bhavan, the official residence of the Governor of Maharashtra. It was about 6.45a.m. and the first light of day was Continue reading Enjoy The Sunrise From Mumbai’s Raj Bhavan

Live Sounds: The Beatboxing Birds Of The Western Ghats

Live Sounds: The Beatboxing Birds Of The Western Ghats

What do you get when you put a bird ecologist, a music producer/beatboxer, and a wildlife filmmaker in the same room? One hell of a conservation awareness plan. Through the Sky Island Beatbox project, musician Ben Mirin, photographer Prasenjeet Yadav and bird expert VV Robin of the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), put a Continue reading Live Sounds: The Beatboxing Birds Of The Western Ghats

Vintage Photos: Time-Travelling With Mumbai’s Iconic BEST Buses

Vintage Photos: Time-Travelling With Mumbai’s Iconic BEST Buses

One of my favourite memories of growing up in Mumbai is riding in the city’s iconic red buses – specifically the double-decker bus. The second the bus pulled up, I would dart up the spiral stairs and rush to the upper deck, hoping the first row of seats was free. There’s something about those seats; Continue reading Vintage Photos: Time-Travelling With Mumbai’s Iconic BEST Buses

Discover The Secrets Of Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

Discover The Secrets Of Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

Every time I’ve passed the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) I’ve looked up at the magnificent building, trying to spot something I haven’t seen before. Honestly, there are so many details on the façade that it isn’t a hard task. I’ve often been bowled over by a grimacing gargoyle while zooming past in a cab, or Continue reading Discover The Secrets Of Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

Eat Your Way Through India With These 14 Mangoes

Eat Your Way Through India With These 14 Mangoes

It’s that time of year when everything is bathed in a warm, fuzzy, honey glow and there’s a sweet fragrance in the air. That might be partly due to summer setting in across India but it’s also because the best (and India’s national) fruit is making the rounds. For most Indians, summer is synonymous with Continue reading Eat Your Way Through India With These 14 Mangoes

Turtle Watching: How Many Baby Olive Ridleys Does It Take To Have A Good Weekend?

Turtle Watching: How Many Baby Olive Ridleys Does It Take To Have A Good Weekend?

It was like a scene from one of those crazy Japanese game shows. As soon as the instruction came in, we made a run for it, all 250 of us. We lost our slippers – and our balance – in the black, slushy sand, waded through a stream of knee-deep water and climbed over a Continue reading Turtle Watching: How Many Baby Olive Ridleys Does It Take To Have A Good Weekend?

Fund Your Travels By Hosting In Your City

Fund Your Travels By Hosting In Your City

With countries and cultures now opening up more to tourists, travellers and locals are interacting in new ways, sharing their couches and kitchens. Here are a few ways that you can host people from around the world, share some of your culture, indulge in some armchair-travelling, and maybe even make enough to pad your own Continue reading Fund Your Travels By Hosting In Your City