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Go solo, go far

Go solo, go far

January 16, 2020

First solo trips are not just special but are also the scariest. From choosing the place to planning, to actually going, the entire experience can be nerve-wracking. However, it can also be an overwhelming experience that will bring you closer to yourself.

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Portraits from Pushkar

Portraits from Pushkar

December 1, 2018

We witnessed the charm of the countryside, the people and their lifestyle, and made some portraits providing a complete backdrop of their brightly coloured saris, odhnis (strip of cloth); their everyday ornaments; some aged and painted faces in the crowd; men in equally colourful...

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Vibrant colours of the Pushkar Fair

Vibrant colours of the Pushkar Fair

November 23, 2018

The Pushkar Fair invites tourists from across the globe who flock to this town and soak in the riot of vibrant colours and festivities. The fair is all loaded with cultural programmes, folk music and dance, richly adorned camels and other livestock.

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Kullu-Manali, an adventurous traveller’s spot

Kullu-Manali, an adventurous traveller’s spot

June 15, 2018

  I hadn’t camped for years! But having a sense for real adventure, the only destination that came to my mind last summer was Kullu- Manali. Since I have a passion for photography and I love to explore nature, that was the first destination I thought of. Nestled in th...

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World Cancer Day 2017: A report

World Cancer Day 2017: A report

February 4, 2017

Notwithstanding precautionary measures and awareness drives, cancer is spreading widely, killing approximately 8.8 million people annually worldwide. And thus, the focus this year is on early diagnosis.

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Union Budget 2017: India on the path of remonetisation

Union Budget 2017: India on the path of remonetisation

February 3, 2017

After the Indian government has started wheeling the remonetisation mechanism enduringly, banks and ATMs are witnessing a flow of currency. However, the authorities are urge the citizens to go cashless and it was reflected on the budget this year, which was centralised at spendin...

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Haryana aims to develop rural areas into smart villages

Haryana aims to develop rural areas into smart villages

January 19, 2017

In a bid to modernise its villages, the government of Haryana has set up two Non-Resident Indian (NRI) cells to invite investments from NRIs belonging to the state, thus allowing them to contribute to the development and also reconnect themselves with their roots.

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Demonetisation hitting hard on Indian microfinance sector

Demonetisation hitting hard on Indian microfinance sector

December 23, 2016

Demonetisation has affected the debit-credit culture of the entire nation. Urban and rural poor of India are both suffering the heat, but in their own ways.

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Bill Gates extends personal association with India

Bill Gates extends personal association with India

November 24, 2016

The world’s richest man and the winner of America’s highest civilian honour - the Presidential Medal of Freedom - Bill Gates has been visiting India, every single year since 2002. He has initiated and maintained his relations with India through acts of philanthropy towards th...

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Indian PM seeks support of perturbed citizens

Indian PM seeks support of perturbed citizens

November 15, 2016

As India is in a state of turmoil after demonetisation of INR 500 and INR 1000 currency bills in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the citizens from Goa asking people for their support and to give him some time to settle the chaos.

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Prisma photo editor launches Indian-themed filters

Prisma photo editor launches Indian-themed filters

October 26, 2016

Prisma, the phone photo editing app that transforms pictures into various styles, is set to include an Indian flavour in its filters.

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Indian women honoured with UN Climate Solutions Award

Indian women honoured with UN Climate Solutions Award

October 7, 2016

Soon after India confirmed its intention to contribute towards climate change mitigation, the United Nations recognised 1,000 rural Indian women internationally on September 28, by honouring them with the ‘United Nations Momentum for Change Climate Change Award’, for their in...

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