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Last evening, as I sat down with my cup of freshly prepared coffee, I found myself reminiscing the year gone by. It wasn’t hard to observe that 2018 had been a year of remarkably heterogeneous experiences across continents. Cruising on the Seine waters, I marvelled at the impeccably…

The view from the top of a terrace, balcony, fort, building, tower, or mountain range is an engaging and beautiful sight. I believe there is something cathartic about a bird’s eye view. My earliest memories of enjoying panoramic views go back to my hostel life in Delhi. At…

During my maiden trip to Europe, I took long walks along the immaculately preserved historic buildings on the banks of Seine river in Paris, a UNESCO world heritage site. On one of the days, while I was walking across the city’s scenic hill area called Montmartre, I chanced…

Majority of us associate libraries with our school and college days. I remember entering the school library with my classmates during our compulsory ‘library period’. During graduation and after, it was commonplace to see the university library filled to capacity just before semester examinations. A place of ‘study’…

Mumbai is in the thick of monsoon. After incessant rains over the past few days, the city had some respite today. Determined not to loose the short yet significant window of opportunity to move my limbs, I quickly put on my walking shoes and hit the streets of…