• Chasing coffee: This little known museum is a 'must-visit' hotspot in Dubai

    Dubai: A popular beverage in most parts of the world, coffee is much more than just a drink in the Middle East. It is an integral part of the region's heritage, a celebration of its culture and a dedicated coffee museum in Dubai -- the first of its kind in the Middle East -- stands as testimony to t...

  • Walking through London, tongue in cheek

    London: Going around is a British invention, not improbable in the land of the cartwheel penny, but the London Eye tops it all. It earns 25,000 pounds every day. This millennium marker was supposed to last just five years but has gone around for 17. The slowly moving Ferris Wheel takes 15 minut...

  • Of different Tales from the Vienna Woods

    By Mohit Dubey Vienna: These days, in the land of waltz maestro Johann Straus, there are different "Tales from the Vienna Woods" as this Austrian capital opens its arms wider every passing year to the LGBT community, which otherwise faces slurs and indignity in many places in the world."We love to p...

  • Into the wild: A Bengalurean's Himalayan dream comes true

    Bengaluru: The snows-capped Himalayas are home to some of the rarest flora and fauna in the world. For years, documentary filmmakers and photographers have gone to great lengths to capture this hidden wealth, braving dizzying altitudes and sub-zero temperatures. Bengalurean Hari Somashekhar falls in...

  • Monsoon is here. Where shall we go this weekend?

    Sowmya A Raman Some places turn magical during rains. There are the usual suspects - Mekedaatu and Shivanasamudra - and some less-explored - Kudremukh, Mandalapatti in Madikeri, and Horsley Hills in Andhra. Beat the stress by checking out these weekend getaways this monsoon.1) SkandagiriSituate...

  • Auschwitz: A cry of despair

    As I stood in front of the commemorative plaque reading the words, "For ever let this place be a cry of despair and a warning to humanity, where the Nazis murdered about one and half million men, women and children, mainly Jews from various countries of Europe", someone standing behind said, "My gra...

  • Tipu Sultan’s Battery and Tannirbhavi Beach

    Submitted by Editor on Tue, 2015-11-10 20:44 Priyadarshan BanjanIn my twenty-two years of existence, I have lived in and visited numerous cities, spanning across cultures in India. However, never have I felt at home, as I feel in my hometown of Mangalore. The delectable seafood with their...