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KOLKATA DIARY – The Effect of Cyclone in Sandarbans

  • October 8, 2020
KOLKATA DIARY – The Effect of Cyclone in Sandarbans

 

With a significant population, India has already been facing a great task in dealing with the damages caused by the impacts of the virus and maintaining social distancing. To make matters worse, another natural disaster hit West Bengal on 20th May as the coastal areas of the states of Odisha and West Bengal suffered the heavy impacts of one of the strongest cyclones in decades. The hurricane caused by super cyclone “Amphan” destroyed fishing villages, homes, and farms, brought down the power lines, and damaged roads and highways. The high-speed winds of up to 190 Km/h caused surges in storm and heavy rainfall, raising the sea level and flooding agricultural land, farms, and towns. The poor infrastructure of Kolkata could not cope with the consequence of overflowing water in the streets. Many neighbourhoods such as Kumotuli were devastated. Homes and workshops were swamped in the flooding water. People have become both jobless and homeless

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KOLKATA DIARY: Corona Cripples City of Light

  • October 8, 2020
KOLKATA DIARY: Corona Cripples City of Light

 

It was in October of 2019 when I was in Kolkata, India, to be a competition judge among 13 members of a jury. The International Jury Award took place during the Durga Puja festival to help review 300 hundred pandals created by local artists and artisans. The city was colourful and vibrant in the celebration of the festival, uplifted in a united spirit to bring joy and happiness to the city regardless of religion or political ideas.

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The Cruise Days in Hamburg – Part 1

  • June 1, 2020
The Cruise Days in Hamburg – Part 1

I arrived in the city of Hamburg in September 2019 during the Cruise Days event. It was a very long time since my last visit, nearly 25 years ago, but my memory of the old town, the harbour, the river, the inner lake and all city attractions and landmarks were still fresh in my head.

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The rock-cut tombs of Dalyan

  • April 15, 2019
The rock-cut tombs of Dalyan

Dalyan, on the southwest coast of Turkey, is not a beach resort but an inland town that attracts visitors due to the impressive Kaunian rock-cut tombs.

These are the mighty remains of the ancient port city of Kaunos.  It was founded in the tenth century BC, as a port city. With magnificent temple tombs cut high on the face of the rocky mountains ( to properly enjoy the sight, take a boat trip) you can drive to the highest point on the cliffs, which used to be a gateway to the city’s harbour. From here you see Dalyan River on one side and Suluklu Lake on the other.

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To view the photo gallery of Turkey click here.

In a lazy paradise called Palawan

  • April 14, 2019
In a lazy paradise called Palawan

The Filipino province of Palawan consists of a string of islands that trickles down from the western part of the Philippines towards Malaysia. With 1,780 islands it offers those seeking an adventure holiday the opportunity to travel to places that few tourists see.

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To view the photo gallery of Palawan click here.

Madhya Pradesh Travel Mart 2018

  • September 11, 2018
Madhya Pradesh Travel Mart 2018

Will Cuba remain frozen in time?

  • August 31, 2016
Will Cuba remain frozen in time?

Havana is one of those rare destinations on our planet which peculiarly attracts visitors of all different types and tastes from all over the globe. The warmth, antiquity and charming architectural character of a city with only five hundred years of known history invites curious tourists to the distinctive realm of diversity and contradictions.

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Review: Corinthia Hotel Prague

  • August 31, 2016
Review: Corinthia Hotel Prague

When I arrived in my executive double room on 23rd floor of the Corinthia Hotel Prague, I felt that I am residing in the watchtower of a giant fortress overlooking a protected city across the famous Nusle Bridge. The Hotel was just like my gateway to Prague, on my first visit to the city. It took me a while before I unpacked my luggage, as I was fascinated with panoramic view of the historic city.

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To view the photo gallery of Corinthia Hotel click here.

72 Hours in Poetic Linz Austria

  • November 26, 2015
72 Hours in Poetic Linz Austria

From making Linzer Torte and listening to opera to going on a river cruise and wearing the soles of shoes thin from all the walking:

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Linz – beauty and tranquility combined

  • November 26, 2015
Linz – beauty and tranquility combined

Linz is a vibrant city, which looks forward to a bright future. It has a lot to offer to visitors from history to art, music and nature.

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