Sri Lanka – Sigiriya Fort

Our first destination of this international trip was the Sigiriya Fort which is located in the central Matale District near the town of Dambulla in the Central Province, Sri Lanka. Sigiriya (meaning Lion Rock in Sinhalese), an ancient rock fortress, is a UNESCO listed World Heritage site. The name refers …

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Sri Lanka – The Departure

The D- Day finally dawned! The flight time was 3 am the following morning, the excitement of course started a day in advance. Frequent con-calls flew between us to discuss how many sets of clothing we’d need, the type, as Mr. G the beach boy mentioned that entry to casino …

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Sri Lanka – The planning

My passport done, I wondered what next? Keeping in mind the strange look given by the passport officer at the Stage 2 during renewal, I promised myself that I would have the stamping’s of at least 10 different countries before my next renewal! 666 total views, 2 views today Tweet

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Passport renewal!

It’s all started over a casual conversation with a friend about how to renew one’s passport. Whatever he said about the process sounded strange to me as I recollected the difficulties I faced to get one way-back in 2007. Unable to believe, I checked online for the new procedures as …

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FlyScoot

While we live in a faster world with an urge to travel globally at an economic cost, Scoot, A Singapore Airlines Group subsidiary, that started operations in India only recently. Just popped into their website and the found the below details. 12 total views, no views today Tweet

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15th assembly election results -Tamil Nadu

The poll results of 15th assembly elections in Tamil Nadu made the ADMK party leader Jayalalithaa as Chief Minister again In a State where no regime has won a second successive mandate since 1984. Defying electoral history and alliance arithmetic the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) has returned …

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Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST), formerly Victoria Terminus (VT), is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an historic railway station in Mumbai-Maharashtra which serves as the headquarters of the Central Railways which is an outstanding example of Victorian Gothic Revival architecture in India, blended with themes deriving from Indian traditional architecture. …

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Songs of the Mist – Book reading

Apparao Galleries at the Leela Palace, Chennai organized an interactive book reading session of the book “Songs of the Mist” by its author Shashi – A renowned spiritual blogger in India and a prolific writer of the Japanese poetry form – Haiku, avid photographer who has shot photos pan India’s …

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Race to the assembly

The Race at this full phase towards the 15th  legislative elections to be held on May 16, 2016. Lots of first times introduced in this election. Long before the battles were set to begin, it has begun. The war of memes. Throwing memes at each other was how political parties …

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