An Unparalleled Glimpse Into Space, Into Life, Into The Meaning Of Everything

“And now it’s clear,” he said passing the telescope eyepiece toward me. “Can you see a big dot and three other small dots on the same line?”

“That’s Jupiter and it’s 3 moons.”

Standing on a big lawn in a 6 degree Celcius cold winter, in the wee hours of morning in a place 100 km from Jaipur, we saw Jupiter and its two moons.

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A Visit To Rabindranath Tagore’s Garden Of Peace

Shantiniketan, near Kolkata in West Bengal, is a university town and home to Vishwa Bharti University that was established by Rabindranath Tagore – India’s only Nobel Laureate in Literature.

Today, thousands of young and old people throng to the little town to celebrate the fusion of contemporary thought alongside a legacy of the natives of the land.

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A Bollywood Lover’s Take On Bhutan And Why It Is The Land Of Happiness!

Heavily inspired by the movie Lunchbox, as most of my wisdom comes from Bollywood, I set out for Bhutan – The Land of Happiness. Also, my friend Madhur Upadhyay and owner of Avani Earth Journeys, enticed me with photos of Bhutan birds and a super-customised itinerary focused on nature.

I do not like mountains.  And it doesn’t get more mountainous than Bhutan.

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This Is Why France Still Reigns As World Champion In Sustainable Tourism

Along with everything that we stand to learn and practice everywhere else…

According to news reports this week, France has emerged as the world leader in promoting sustainable tourism. According to a report by The Economist’s Sustainable Tourism Index, France, Germany and the UK are best at preserving their social, cultural and environmental capital. Continue reading “This Is Why France Still Reigns As World Champion In Sustainable Tourism”