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Journeying through Sikkim…

Photo by PRATAP CHHETRI on Unsplash India may seem like a homogenous home to its many people but it serves as an indubitable tribute to cultural plurality. There has always been a prevailing sense of peaceful co-existence that I picked up without much effort. Diverse cultures and individuals living together and thriving was the norm which I tried…
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A Heart for Migrant Workers – A Story of Singapore Amidst Crisis

Eighteen years ago, I returned to my birth region and moved to Singapore. Often, friends would ask me what is like returning to my Asian root? In the beginning, I always had to explain where is Singapore, talked about its political system, its business-friendly economy, etc. Now, I no longer need to go through the…
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Journeying through Kashmir…

Photo by Franky Ng on Unsplash Anything you already know is an understatement The sheer thrill and joy you experience, following a particularly challenging set of examinations is unparalleled. My euphoria knew no bounds when my father announced a family trip to Kashmir after my 12th-grade examinations in 2014. I couldn’t imagine a happier end to an otherwise…
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Has Covid-19 Really Killed Globalisation?

Bankruptcy filings are not the fates of only small businesses, retail shops, or restaurants in our neighbourhoods. Big and prestigious brands like Hertz, Neiman Marcus, etc. have also fallen victims of the pandemic outbreak.
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Off-Peak Season: Best Time to Discover – A Visit to Ostend (Part 2)

We spent the late afternoon walking along Ostend’s beach promenade and staring out at the sea, happy not to have to keep a look out for kids on tricycles zig-zagging every which way and not to have to avoid puddles of melted ice cream that had fallen off some unfortunate person’s cone. Our stroll eventually…
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Off-Peak Season: Best Time to Discover – A Visit to Ostend (Part 1)

You’ve probably heard a lot about why it’s better to travel in the off-peak season – fewer crowds, cheaper prices, more parking spaces available. But how about getting a deeper insight into the everyday lives of the locals and the culture of the place that you are visiting? There are few destinations in the world…
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The value of respecting others…

My hometown Lucknow is known for its famed Ganga-Jamuni tehzeeb. Ganga and Yamuna are two mighty rivers flowing in North India, and their confluence is used as a euphemism to denote the union of cross cultures and communities. A blend of different people co-existing in peaceful harmony. The word “tehzeeb” can be roughly translated into…
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Growing up with a Green Thumb!

My childhood was spent living in homes with expansive green spaces. Verdant gardens with neat rows for seasonal flowers, neatly trimmed grass and backyards with kitchen gardens. We would spend a lot of time outdoors and were fortunate enough to have plenty of space to jump, play around and just be kids while within the…
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Journey Through My World

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been a voracious reader. My parents, in their zeal to ensure that my English language skills were top-class so that I could keep my options as wide open as possible, kept me supplied with English books from a culture which was completely alien to me. Growing up in…
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Come on, It’s all in the family!

My family did not always live in Lucknow. My father’s parents moved in from Balrampur and Basti while my maternal grandparents came in from Bankeganj. Drawn from these tiny towns around Uttar Pradesh, a state in northern India (famous for the city Agra and its Taj Mahal), my family finally centred around the sprawling metropolis…
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10 Christmas Trivia Questions and Answers

With the holiday season beginning, the Internet is filled with information floating on Christmas. One that caught our eyes is the 31 Christmas Trivia Questions For Your Next Holiday Gathering. There are some interesting facts that you might not be aware of, but could be an interesting “small talk” subject at social events. Please read…
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