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Manchester: Scintillating City of Science

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A memorable sojourn in Manchester By Veena Patwardhan I was recently in the vibrant ‘second city of the UK’ to attend one of the most reputed science conferences in Europe – ESOF 2016 (EuroScience Open Forum 2016) held from 23 – 27 July 2016. ESOF is a biennial event, held …

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Shopping in Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka – A great place for shopping Read on for valuable tips for shopping in Sri Lanka from Hiren Mansukhani. Travelling is the best getaway for escaping from the tedium or tensions of daily life. Travelling also helps us to appreciate different facets of nature and global cultures. But …

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Malaysia’s treasure: Terengganu Part – 2

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A trip to remember         … Contd. from Part 1 There is more planned for this memorable trip. Later, we board speedboats at the nearby Mangkuk Village Jetty in small groups of five or six and cruise along the Setiu River, feasting our eyes on the tranquil …

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Malaysia’s treasure: Terengganu – Part 1

squid jigging in terengganu, malaysia

Squid jigging in Terengganu, Malaysia, and more           Veena Patwardhan recalls an unforgettable experience in Terengganu, Malaysia. The heaving waters of the ocean are set ablaze by the rays of the setting sun, and a full moon that has just appeared above the horizon is rising …

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Visit Dapoli


The mini-Mahabaleshwar of Maharashtra Andrea Gogri describes the attractions of this must-see weekend destination. Along the west coast of Maharashtra in the district of Ratnagiri lies Dapoli, a beautiful town nestled 800 feet above sea level. Cool and pleasant Dapoli has charms that have won the heart of many a …

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London’s West End

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A wonderful “Theatreland” Alisha ‘Priti’ Kirpalani offers some useful tips for theatre lovers. A must see, at least once in a lifetime for tourists is the theatre scene in London’s West End. Like Broadway, the West End represents the highest quality commercial theatre in the world. London’s “Theatreland” comprises around …

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California Academy of Sciences: A fun place for all!

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Let children discover that science is fun If you’re planning a family holiday in scintillating San Francisco, make sure your itinerary includes a full day or at least half a day at one of the greenest museums in the world – the California Academy of Sciences. It’s a fascinating place …

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Kota Kinabalu: Malaysia’s resort destination

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A destination for everyone Kota Kinabalu, popularly known as KK, is one of Malaysia’s chief resort destinations. Deep blue waters, towering mountain peaks, lush rain forests, and abundant natural beauty make KK a popular leisure destination. Bustling malls, world class hotels, a well-developed infrastructure, restaurants and cafes and vibrant business …

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Family holiday in vibrant Chicago

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Visit Chicago Veena Patwardhan explains why the Windy City is a great choice for family holidays. If you’re planning a holiday in America and are looking for a fun destination with lots of interesting things to see for the whole family, consider flying in to Chicago, famously referred to as …

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