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Spiti: A walk in the clouds

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Watching the mighty Himalayas do their thing by just standing put can be therapy for the most troubled soul. The mountains are a constant reminder of your insignificance in the scheme of things.

The Travellers

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The foggy science is out of body experiences, astral projections and the people who believe

A fairytale excursion

Neuschwanstein Castle

With its iconic castles, dreamy stories and stunning landscapes, a trip to bavaria offers breathtaking sights and experiences — all with a sprinkle of fairy dust

Despite being a hack for more than three decades, I am yet to be invited for any political iftar party. Thereby, no one can accuse me of holding a grouse against any leader for not marking an invite to me. Throughout his 13 years as the chief minister of Gujarat, Narendra Modi never hosted one, breaking a tradition that his predecessor Keshubhai Patel followed.

Rarely in a diplomat’s career is one lucky enough to have a posting that is important and interesting, combining the elements of classic diplomacy with the new tools of development diplomacy, new media and social networks. Israel and India established full diplomatic relations just 22 years ago during the time of P.V. Narasimha Rao.