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TRAVEL: THE WEEK/SIRINCE, TURKEY

SIRINCE On top of the world By Sheila Kumar | September 13, 2015 Nazar amulets embedded into the ground The House of the Virgin Mary (Meryemana), believed to be the last residence of Mary, mother of Jesus A woman cooks a traditional Turkish pancake, in Sirince, Turkey | evantravels Inside a wine cellar Costumed vendors…

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PHOTO FEATURE: CATS OF TURKEY/ A PICTORIAL REPRESENTATION

             Cats of Turkiye, a pictorial representation All pictures by SHEILA KUMAR except where otherwise mentioned.                                        All images are subject to copyright.      Miss Istanbul, at the Topkapi Palace.  …

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TRAVEL: THE HINDU SUNDAY MAGAZINE/TURKEY`S HEYBELIADA ISLE

                    FEATURES » SUNDAY MAGAZINE November 30, 2013 Islet in the sun The author visits a Turkish island with no cars but plenty of shaggy dogs. It’s a gorgeous morning, a brisk wind rifling the surface of the Sea of Marmara, the sun still in a mild mood…

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TRAVEL: SUNDAY HERALD/PAMUKKALE, TURKEY

Sunday 17 March 2013                 Turkish delight March 17, 2013: Calcite terraces in Pamukkale                                     PHOTOS: SHEILA KUMAR At Pamukkale in southwest Turkey, travellers get to climb a strange and wondrous…

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TRAVEL: THE HINDU SUNDAY MAGAZINE/HOT AIR BALLOON, CAPPADOCIA, TURKEY

FEATURES » SUNDAY MAGAZINE June 9, 2012 Just can’t wait to kiss the ground… SHEILA KUMAR                                               Into the sky: Up, up and away! Sheila Kumar goes hot-air-ballooning in Cappadocia with a  question on her…

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TRAVEL: THE HINDU SUNDAY MAGAZINE/MARY`S HOUSE, TURKEY

  September 14, 2012 The house on the hill SHEILA KUMAR Legend has it that after the crucifixion, Mary went to live in Turkey. We explore the site Our guide Cengiz is telling a fascinating story as the vehicle climbs the steep inclines of Mt. Koressos, the Bulbul Mountain, on the outskirts of the famed…

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TRAVEL: THE HINDU SUNDAY MAGAZINE/THE BOSPHORUS, TURKEY

TRAVEL September 1, 2012 Bosphorus magic   Sheila Kumar keeps returning to the blue waters of Istanbul. I just can’t help it. As I stand looking at the rippling swath of blue water, a line from an old Hindi film song comes to mind: “…tumsa nahin dekha.” I’m on the European side of Istanbul, staring…

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