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  • Why it's not Mt Sikdar
    June 1, 2013
    Everest was named after a surveyor who had little to do with calculating its height while Indian mathematician Radhanath Sikdar, who actually solved…
  • Frightful fun in Bath
    June 1, 2013
    Bath has strange things that go bump in the night.
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    May 18, 2013
    The quietly beautiful East Khasi Hills are just an indication of the magic that the rest of Meghalaya is capable of weaving.
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Don't parrot, perform Maestro Buddhadev Dasgupta will hold a masterclass on ragas.
A man's man Shivananda Khan spent his life speaking up for men who have sex with men.
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The end of Detroit
Jobs in Detroit's car factories are moving to India.
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Shobhaa De
Anand marte nahin...
India's first superstar died almost a lonely life.
Robin Roy
Visiting Chandernagore
Town of the crescent moon

Town of the crescent moon

Priya Ganapathy and Anurag Mallick | July 20, 2013
Chandernagore, an erstwhile French enclave is renowned for its revolutionaries.
World of whiskymaking
Intoxicating highlands

Intoxicating highlands

Ruhi Batra | July 20, 2013
Tain, the home of the Glenmorangie distillery, offers some fascinating insights into the world of whiskymaking.
Island Games
Tribal travel

Tribal travel

July 13, 2013
Ethically sensitive ethno-tourism ventures are benefiting tourists, tribals.
Andaman Islands
Boycotts are a last resort

Boycotts are a last resort

Amardeep Banerjee | July 13, 2013
Remove tourists from the Andaman Trunk Road and open an alternative sea route, says the director of Survival International Stephen Corry.
What ban on Andaman?

What ban on Andaman?

Zubair Ahmed | July 13, 2013
Survival International, a UK-based NGO, has called for a ban on tourism and the closure of the Andaman Trunk Road to protect the Jarawa tribe from…
Is there a charge for that?

Is there a charge for that?

Ranjit Lal | June 15, 2013
From loos to late-coming, a look at the fee-happy ways of airlines.
A day in Durban

A day in Durban

Shalini Umachandran | June 15, 2013
Durban, the third largest city in South Africa, has a population of 4.5 million warm, laid-back people and the busiest container port on the…
Hauz Khas, not so khas?

Hauz Khas, not so khas?

Padmaparna Ghosh | June 1, 2013
Arty, eclectic, bohemian, hipster — all these adjectives are used for Hauz Khas Village, but the local Delhi term — 'thoda hatke'…
As the birds fly

As the birds fly

Lakshmi Sharath | June 1, 2013
TOI-Crest lists five 'hotspots' where scores of exotic birds and curious birders flock each year.
Scaling Mount Everest
Peak hour

Peak hour

June 1, 2013
To mark the 60th anniversary of the conquest of Mt Everest, India's armed forces, old visitors to the mountain, mounted several expeditions.

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