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Caffeine Crazy: Drinking Coffee in St. Petersburg


When one thinks ‘Russia’, gastronomic delights along the likes of vodka, caviar and borscht – lots of borscht – spring to mind. What you, the discerning reader, may be surprised to know is there’s another something brewing in Russia’s food & beverage scene – coffee. Russia’s tea drinking culture throws back hundreds of years. But over the past two decades…

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Jaipur Must Do: Get Shot by Tikam Chand


Jaipur – a photography enthusiast’s dream. Home to the forever picturesque Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort and the only 1860 Carl Zeiss camera left in the world. Wait, what? Lo behold, Tikam Chand and his ‘magic box’, Jaipuri institutions if we’ve ever seen one. Seated down the block from the salmon-coloured, honeycombed façade of the Hawa Mahal, Tikam Chand’s 150+ year…

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Komorebi (木漏れ日) in Nainital, Uttarakhand


A poignant characteristic of Japanese culture is the close and harmonious relationship between man and nature. The Japanese consciously, constantly and consistently weave elements of nature into the close proximity of their daily lives. From seasonal festivals (case in point, celebrations surrounding the famous cherry blossom season) to the arts, fashion, food and more, the deep set intermingling of man…

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Tamil Nadu Travel Guide: Coracle Riding in Coimbatore


Raise your hand if you know what a coracle is. Anyone? I for one had no idea what I was getting myself into (…quite literally…) when I was whisked away for a coracle boat ride courtesy Zone by The Park when I visited them in Coimbatore earlier this year. Worry not, the story to come isn’t as ominous as I’ve made it…

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