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  • Exotic Yangon and its charming people

    Uday K Chakraborty feels the city’s exoticness is accentuated by its charming people Why Burma, when many Indians view it more with apprehension than interest? For us that was the very reason to visit Yangon, where monks and markets coalesce with sandalwood and spirituality in a city that still bears vestiges of its colonial past….

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  • Exotic Indonesia, and the stunning Indian influence

    While exploring Indonesia, Uday k Chakraborty marvels at its India influenced cultural life During my childhood I read how, during the golden era of Bharatvarsh, Indian religion and culture had spread to the distant lands of the Far-Eastern Asia. I also remember the annual ritual called Bali Yatra (meaning ‘Going to Bali’) practiced in costal districts of…

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  • San Marino is a tiny spectacle. Find out why

    Uday K Chakraborty is spellbound with the world’s smallest republic and its many attractions While not many Indians know about San Marino, many international travelers are keen to discover the spectacular beauty and quaint charm of San Marino. This oldest and smallest republic in the world lies 18 km from the Adriatic coast of north…

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  • Unravelling what Vietnam has to offer for tourists

    Uday k Chakraborty unravels Vietnam while traveling from its southern to the Northern end. In the Great Railway Bazaar, Paul Theroux travels the world by train, and Vietnam makes a deep impression: “Of all the places the railway had taken me since London, This was the loveliest.” And, one of the most apt symbols of…

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  • Exploring the Angkor Wat Universe

    Uday K Chakraborty walks in amazement amidst many attractions of Angkor Wat Archaeological Complex Also Read: 2017 has 14 long weekends and here’s perfect getaway for each  Everyone come Cambodia to see Angkor Wat, largest and most wonderful religious monument in the world. Angkor Wat, literally means “City of Temple”. Is a legacy of the…

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  • Manhattan – The pinnacle of urban buzz

    explores to find out that most of the attractions are free in this megapolis. One a wintry evening, my sister-in-law suggested that we visit Rockefeller Plaza to see the dazzling Christmas decoration followed by the Times Square,  where all roads of the city supposedly led to enable lakhs of revelers usher in the New Year…

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