Asia

By Mamta Naidu
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May 13th, 2017
When I think of Sri Lanka, I think of incredible landscapes, pristine beaches, misty mountains, rich biodiversity, friendly locals and delicious food....
By Mamta Naidu
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Mar 19th, 2017
Muktinath temple Prayer flags flutter along the wall inside the Muktinath temple compound. Just outside the wall, Buddhist monks air their blanket by s...
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Sep 22nd, 2016
I feel grateful and privileged beyond words to be part of such a beautiful planet, perhaps the best place in the universe. For enduring pain inflicted ...
By Mamta Naidu
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Mar 23rd, 2016
Owing to the Velas turtle festival during the turtle nesting and hatching season, there are more tourists in the village than residents! Turtles have b...
By Mamta Naidu
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Jul 29th, 2015
Durbar Square before earthquake reminded me of Florence, it had a tinge of red, yellow, orange, blue and green to it and the place came alive with tour...
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Apr 16th, 2015
I always thought of Ooty as a place only fit for honeymooners: cold, hilly and romantic. “Ooty and me? no way,” used to be my usual response. When we ...
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Mar 3rd, 2015
When I talk about trekking in the Himalayas, sometimes people ask me, “What is the point in walking or climbing aimlessly from one point to another, in...
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Nov 22nd, 2014
I say this at every opportunity, “not for nothing people associate The Himalayas with renunciation of the material world.” If you spend enough time in...
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Oct 25th, 2014
Here I realized it was possible to walk in the clouds but without Keanu Reeves by my side. The white fluffy clouds descended so low on the town that it...
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Sep 26th, 2014
As a kid the very sound of market excited me, because of its association with the pleasant prospect of shopping, much to my father’s dismay. The soun...