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In God’s Own Country

By Nithya Subramanian · 1 week ago

Hawkers shouting, ‘Pazham Pori, Pazham Pori (plantain fritters, Paruppa Wadai-Paruppu Wadai (lentil vadas), Chai-Chai,’ in a sing-song tone was music to our ears, confirming that we had reached our favourite holiday destination – Palghat in Kerala. Lush green trees, pristine ponds and hours spent playing with cousins are all unforgettable memories of my summer holidays.…

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A Heritage Game Park

By Runima Borah Tandon · 1 week ago

After our exhilarating trip to Shillong, we decided to take our Singaporean guests, Jane and Rachel to the world famous Kaziranga National Park, located in Golaghat and Nagaon districts of Assam. The drive from Shillong to Kaziranga National Park had taken us five hours. As we left behind the blue mountains of Meghalaya, we drove…

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IndianRaga… Going Gaga

By Parul Trivedi Shah · 1 week ago

Indian classical dancers and musicians in Singapore can showcase their talent on a bigger stage with the arrival of IndianRaga. The MIT-founded digital arts education start-up, which helps artists learn, perform and shine, is launching IndianRaga Singapore to hone local talent and show them in high-quality video to the rest of the world to see.…

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COCKTAILS

By Team India Se · 1 week ago

COCKTAILS Goodness Ginger Me  2 two-inch fresh ginger, peeled 2 two-inch turmeric, peeled 1 lemon 4 tbsp honey Sparkling water Cayenne pepper 1 oz tequila METHOD Place ginger, turmeric and lemons into a juicer and allow to strain into a glass jar, stir in agave and store in a clean airtight container in the refrigerator…

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Silken Touch

By Jamuna Pai · 1 week ago

My skin is very sensitive and breaks out easily. What routine should I follow? Sensitive skin is often associated with hormonal imbalances and is sometimes mistaken for rosacea. This skin type is acutely sensitive to many stimulants like sun exposure, heat and even touch, that is, even touching the face could make it turn red or…

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Health Food – The Kumquat Is A Fruit That’s Good For You In So Many Ways

By Team India Se · 1 week ago

Derived from Cantonese ‘gam gwat’ which means “gold orange”, these Kumquats are considered auspicious and their shrubs are often used as ornamental plants during the Lunar New Year. While kumquats are much smaller than other citrus fruits, you can eat the entire fruit including its skin, zest and pips. Though the flesh is sour with a hint…

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Astronaut Aesthetic

By Team India Se · May 15, 2019

Turkish designer Bora Aksu debuted his much-anticipated Autumn/Winter 2019/20 Collection at London Fashion Week’s opening day – February 15, to a packed audience of top fashion influencers, fashion bloggers and freelance writers like myself. Apart from feeling rather out of my depth at such a glitzy event, surrounded by fashionistas dressed to the nines, I…

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Yumthang Valley in Sikkim

By Abhijit Nag · May 15, 2019

Yumthang Valley in North Sikkim is a veritable wonderland with hot springs, yaks and grazing pastures on rolling meadows surrounded by mountains. Located more than 3,500 metres (11,500 feet) above sea level, the valley has an unspoilt beauty. The lush green forest abounds in pine and silver fir trees and wild flowers like primulas and…

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Cherry Blossoms In Japan

By Abhijit Nag · May 15, 2019

“O my Love is like a red, red rose,” proclaimed the poet Robert Burns, but the cherry blossom is the apple of the eye – at least, for the Japanese. Soft and delicate, often pink or white, the flower is the cynosure of all eyes in Japan. People gather to see it bloom – the…

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Visiting Wordsworth

By Shobha Tsering Bhalla · May 15, 2019

“For oft when in my couch I lie, in vacant or in pensive mood/ they flash upon the inward eye that is the bliss of solitude.” – The Daffodils by William Wordsworth. Has it really been over a month since brook and road, haystacks and fells and limpid lakes were my fellow travellers? As I…

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