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Hanukkah – also called the ‘Festival of Lights’ (also romanized as Chanukah or Ḥanukah) is an eight day festival which begins on 25 Kislev of the Jewish calendar. It celebrates…

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The period from 752-985 CE saw the rise of the Rashtrakuta dynasty in the region of Karnataka. Dantidurga, the founder of the empire, who defeated the Gurjaras and captured Malwa…

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Thanksgiving, popularly known as ‘Turkey Day’ is a national holiday celebrated in Canada and the United States. It was originally celebrated as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding…

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Chhat Pooja

Chhath puja is performed on Kartika Shukla Shashthi, which is the sixth day of the month of Kartika. It is a four day long festival celebrated majorly in the states of Bihar, Jharkhand…

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Bhau Beej

  This is the second day of the bright fortnight, Yamadwitiya or Shukla Paksha of the Hindu lunar month of Kartika. It is known by different names in different parts of the country.…

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Dahnteras marks the beginning of the festival of lights. Primarily celebrated in the Northern and Western part of India, this festival is also called as Dhanatrayodashi. Dhan means wealth and…

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We reached Kolkata on 27th jan, and handed over the car to Mahindra. It was the end of a beautiful road trip. We still had 3 more days in Kolkata.…

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Chandipur beach is elevated. It is called the vanishing beach because twice in a day water recedes for 3kms. It is beautiful and there are not many people on the…

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The car was given for servicing the next day. We visited the Jagannath Puri temple where non-Hindus were not allowed. The women were ululating and the men threw their hands…

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We stayed in Gopalpur, a small village I had never heard of. The girls slept through the afternoon. I rested. In the evening, we went to the beach and caught…

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We drove for close to 184kms today and reached Kakinada. The river godavari was everywhere in sight as we made our way to visit the forest of Koringa. We later…

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We drove from Nellore to Vijayawada to pick up Sumati, our final joinee. Today's highlight was the interview with Mrs. Mythri, the daughter of Gora had who set up the…

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Next day we left for Puducherry. Enroute was Tranqeubar. We stopped there for a break and headed for “Bungalow on the beach” that was run by Neemrana hotels. There is…

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We have finally got things SORTED and the roads take me home 1. return tickets - sorted - one thing is for sure... we are coming back. that means we…

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