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TRAVEL: PRAGUE`S WALL OF LOVE AND PROTEST

All you need is love… The John Lennon Wall in Prague is a wall with a storied history In a city filled with stunningly beautiful monuments, a   Gothic bridge of much atmospheric antiquity, a languid river, a sprawling Palace complex, the John Lennon Wall is a bit of an anomaly. But there is no doubt…

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TRAVEL: THE NEWS MINUTE/SAKLESHPUR BY CAMPER

Travel Of bunk beds and kitchenettes: A fun camper trip to Karnataka’s Sakleshpur Our 17-feet-long trailer held a compact bathroom complete with bathtub, TV, kitchenette with microwave, mini fridge and a cupboard full of board games. Sheila Kumar Saturday, February 09, 2019  Chandrakanth R, CEO of Camper Trails, gently warns us that it might be…

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FEATURE: MAGAZINE/TRAVEL TRAVAILS

SOCIETY Who wants my passport? JANUARY 05, 2019 Or why anyone who wants to break the travel jinx must travel more Put simply, something not-so-good happens on every trip I take abroad, which quickly turns the vacation into a not-so-good trip. It took a while for me to see the pattern; now I brace myself…

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TRAVEL: DECCAN HERALD/THOTLAKONDA, ANDHRA PRADESH

  History on a hill Thotlakonda in Andhra Pradesh is today a hazy hark-back to its glorious Buddhist traditions   It’s a hot day, a very hot day in fact. The sun glares down mercilessly and I`m glad of the foresight to have carried a hat. There is a strong breeze blowing, though, carrying the…

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TRAVEL: THE HINDU SUNDAY MAGAZINE/THE WAY WE ARE

                                                  SOCIETY Nightmare tourists on steroids Sheila Kumar When on holiday, we desis know just how to jump from being bindaas to crass I read of the incident that happened last…

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TRAVEL: DECCAN HERALD/THE DAMBULLA CAVES

Sheila Kumar, OCT 13 2018   Sri Lanka`s Dambulla Cave Temple stuns the viewer into an awed silence Of late, I have broken a long-time habit, that of reading up on a place before I visit it. Because, when you go someplace you know little or nothing about, the visual pleasure of what you come…

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TRAVEL: READER`S DIGEST/ 7 WONDERS OF NEW ZEALAND

NOTE: Due to space constraints, the Reader`s Digest piece carried Five Points; the following article is the original Seven Points one.  From natural beauty to fabulous food and unique local culture, this island-country is pure magic The amazing waterbodies   The deep blue of Lake Wakatipu; the ice-blue Waikato River With 4,25,000 km of rivers…

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Travel: The Week/The Sounds of New Zealand

Speechless in the Sounds By Sheila Kumar September 01, 2018 A strong ice-tipped wind is blowing through the Fiordland in New Zealand`s South Island when I board the launch that is to take me through the Milford Sound. This is big sky country and the gigantic, chubby clouds moving at a rapid clip overhead makes for…

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TRAVEL: METRO PLUS/ZEN SITES IN SRI LANKA

  TRAVEL Walking the path to Zen Sheila Kumar makes a trip to three well-preserved heritage sites in Sri Lanka and learns some lessons for life along the way         Ritigala, deep inside very dense forests (`Strict Nature Reserve,` announces a signboard), ringedby the high and dense Ritigala mountain range, is not…

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TRAVEL: DECCAN HERALD TRAVEL/CHIKMAGALUR

                                                                          Home/Supplements/Travel Over the hills and  far away…. Sheila Kumar, July 06 2018 There`s a lot more in coffee…

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