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    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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    This quaint Yunnan town has managed to retain its olde worlde charm. You are unlikely to find any flaw in its design aesthetics.
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From Times Blogs
The end of Detroit
Jobs in Detroit's car factories are moving to India.
Chidanand Rajghatta
How I love the word ‘dobaara’...
Can ‘bindaas’ or ‘jhakaas’ survive transliteration?
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.
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…
Island Games
Tribal travel

Tribal travel

July 13, 2013
Ethically sensitive ethno-tourism ventures are benefiting tourists, tribals.
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'…
Mount Everest Sikdar
Why it's not Mt Sikdar

Why it's not Mt Sikdar

Ashish Lahiri | 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

Frightful fun in Bath

Gustasp and Jeroo Irani | June 1, 2013
Bath has strange things that go bump in the night.

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