Category Archives: Short Holidays (Temple)

admin Sep 06 2016

7 tips to recover from a long weekend holiday

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Huh! It’s been crazy long weekend. I have no idea about others, but it was for me at least. Chennai is Monsoon rains can turn any normal person mad (pun intended). I was getting back home from work on Thursday evening, was so elated thinking about the long weekend ahead. And then crap happened. I got trapped in a bus due to water logging on the roads, the traffic went stand still. I reached home somehow after two hours; usually, it takes only half an hour to reach my area by that road. When I reached home my roommate told […]

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admin Sep 02 2016

Ganesh Chaturthi celebration in 5 major cities

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The pandals are almost set in most of the places for Ganesh Chaturthi, the festivity which is dedicated to Ganesha or the Elephant head God, the second son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. There are different versions of how Ganesha got elephant head. Long story short, it is believed that angry Shiva severed the head of Ganesha. The devtas could manage to find only a baby elephant’s head and this had to be fixed on Ganesha’s head to bring him back to life. This festival is celebrated for 10 days almost all over India. For many God believer or […]

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Shibani Banik Nov 22 2014

A Spiritual Moment that Satiates Hearts

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Sometimes, the chaotic life that you experience in the metropolis makes you all exhausted and tired. With your regular, mundane life; even an exciting trip doesn’t excite you anymore! There are times when you desperately seek inner calmness, divinity and spirituality that induce consciousness and allow you to access a strange sense of tranquil moment no matter what is happening around you. What is the best get-away to bring back this lost treasure of happiness? Let’s stop here and think for a moment. Is it because you need a spiritual boost to ease up your mind and savor into spiritual […]

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Hisham Barbhuiya Oct 14 2014

Jama Masjid – The Heart of Old Delhi

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These days, the city of Delhi has been famous for a lot of reasons and landmarks. Be it the bustling Karol Bagh, Chandni Chowk, the glamorous Connaught Place or the fancy underground Palika Bazaar – the national capital has always been the focal point of attraction for many tourists. Not to forget are the national landmarks of India Gate, the Parliament and the Rashtrapati Bhavan. However, what makes the city a little more interesting is its past, particularly structures from the Mughal era. Perhaps the most important and appealing Mughal structure in the city is Jama Masjid. As the name […]

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Urmila Marak Aug 11 2014

Beyond the popular Old Goa churches

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Goa looks best during the monsoon. The changing skyscape is either the clear azure sky after a heavy downpour or the dark clouds looming large over the rough sea that stretches beyond the horizon. You can simply sit and enjoy the silhouetted landscape against the coconut groves before the rain without doing anything. Or better still get wet in the rain and explore the places. Fortunately, during my recent trip, the rain gods allowed us to just have fun sans the rain. Having seen the popular Old Goa churches before, this time we wanted to explore some of the offbeat […]

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