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Everest The Movie: A visual treat with a story that runs skin deep

Sweta K Bhanushali Visually breathtaking, Baltasar Kormákur's  'Everest' The Movie is based on the 1996 tragic expedition to the highest peak in the world which saw the death of 12 people in a single season, making this one of the deadliest year on Everest. The film beautifully showcases the splendour and challenges of reaching the summit. It also does justice to the evident commercialisation seen sprouting at the Everest Base Camp as several...

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Rakshabandhan with the Army on the high lands of Ladakh

By Nikita Abhyankar Every year on Rakshabandhan and Bhaidooj, I go jumping to my brother, superficially choosing these days to celebrate our relationship. Some cynics always commented, “Why do you need a day to celebrate love for your brother?” I would have remained oblivious to the answer for my question had I not come across an article on Lakshya Foundation, and how its founder is assisting civilians to Ladakh for Rakshabandhan. My chat wit...

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Varanasi Diaries

By Aditya Kunte During my time in Varanasi, I have tried my level best to capture the essence of the ghats that I find so alluring. Photo: Aditya Kunte My trip to Varanasi began with an extremely hot, bumpy, crowded, and not to mention a very aggravated bus ride from Lucknow. It was the kind of trip that made me question my sense of self-importance (I had my first experience of a monkey bite, but more on that later). But it was also the kind...

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Exclusive Feature: Ironman Triathlon

Six-man contingent to make #India proud at #Ironman Triathlon at Zurich Before we begin on why we must watch out for the Zurich chapter of the Ironman triathlon this year, here is a small brief on what the Ironman triathlon is all about! A triathlon typically is a one-day sporting event that is a set of three sports; swimming-cycling-running that stands as a test of endurance and stamina. Although the distances vary, the Ironman triathlon is...

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Ananya Chouhan: All you need to know about the 16 year old Indian who is sailing through new victories

“A Sailor is an artist, whose medium is the wind” -Webb Chiles Here is one artist just like Webb Chiles says. We introduce to you one of India’s Youngest Sailors, Ananya Chouhan. Since falling in love with the waters at age 12, Ananya has not looked back. She has many wins which add to her list of achievements in India and abroad. Doing fantastically well even in academics, Ananya Chouhan bagged a silver in the  Laser 4...

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9 Festivals like Holi which are as much Fun, Messy & Exciting!

Holi Festival - IndiaImg Source: holifestival.com   "Sometimes all you need is a little splash of colour "   Isn't the above quote true?  Be it any situation or circumstance just a little bit of colour adds wonders to it. Nobody would want to live a life in monochrome, would they? That's when festivals come in and try to make our lives colourful. One such festival is Holi which is celebrated in India with great fervor and enthusi...

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Piyush Chavan: Bringing Awesomeness to Downhill Racing in India

‘Of all the paths you take in life make sure some of them are dirt’ and Piyush has taken this quite literally. Piyush Chavan is that guy who will make your normal life feel a tad bit dull. He has achieved so much at his age that it is almost difficult to not be in awe of him! Piyush Chavan, the Pro Downhill Racer PC: Utkarsh Rao Photography This is a 19-year-old boy who loves Downhill Racing and has been riding for 8 years no...

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#AdventureNme Contest Results: What is adventure for you?

#AdventureNme blogging contest     So far nobody has been able to explain what the definition of Adventure would be. Us ambitious lot at AdventureN made a few efforts and asked people around, “What adventure means to you?” with #AdventureNme. Far from what we expected, the answers from people ranged from being philosophical, crazy, hilarious and pretty insightful! This came from a college-goer: “#AdventureNme is clearing...

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Ironman coach Kaustubh Radkar: How to balance life and training

How to balance life and training? Be it the Ironman Triathlon or any other Training, the answer is really very simple says Dr. Kaustubh Radkar. Dr. Kaustubh Radkar is India's only Ironman Coach and has an aim to give the country least of 100 Ironman titles from the people he trains in this very year. The Ironman Triathlon is one of a series of long-distance triathlon consisting of a 3.86 km swim, a 180.25 km bicycle ride and a marathon 42.2 ...

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5 festivals of India you probably did not know about!

The monsoon has eased and winter is coming. October is the month when Navratri and Dassehra hold major importance. But in case you want to check out a few off-beat festivals this month, we bring you a list of some festivals which you are probably not aware of.   The Groove Yoga Festival (Oct 1-Oct 6)   Photo: kauaiyogaonthebeach.com Where: Ashiyana Center, Mandrem beach, Goa For all health conscious people, this festival is a per...

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This World Heart Day trek your way to a healthy heart

Whoever said exercising needs to be a boring and mundane? That only running on a treadmill is how you can stay healthy? Luckily enough for us, our geographical features are such that allow us the luxury to create a natural gym out in the open. Why then not use it? This World Heart Day, experience trekking your way to a healthy heart. Nothing can beat soaking yourself in the glory of nature, especially when it is responsible for the essential nut...

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Let's relax! Toilet-scrubbing travel couple are happy and living their dream

Nikita Abhyankar By now, perhaps everyone has read and spoken enough about the couple who left their high-paying advertising jobs to travel the world and are ‘now scrubbing toilets’ for a living. They blog at HowFarFromHome.com The first time I read about this couple in news, it made me feel sorry for them; gave the idea that they are regretting taking the decision they did and choosing a life of travel. Photo: How Far From Home Blog E...

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Quest for the Western Tragopan

By Shraddha Mehta Inside the Great Himalayan National Park (Photo: Shraddha Mehta) It was late March when me, along with a few friends realised that it was high time we needed a break. And the first thought that popped in our minds unanimously was, ‘The mountains are calling and I must go,’ a proverb widely used by John Muir. Photo: Shraddha Mehta A Himalayan trek, away from Pune’s dry March heat seemed welcoming and thus was made...

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Featured Travel Blogger - Lakshmi Sharath

Lakshmi Sharath – A media professional, a traveller, travel writer , blogger and photographer. And I believe that a rolling stone actually gathers moss. After 15 years of sitting beside a desk in several media organizations, I decided to travel and see the world. I have covered five continents and been to over 25 countries and my passion lies in exploring the nooks of India as well. Travel Writer I was a columnist with The Metro Plus, The ...

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