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The end of the line for India’s iconic railway buffet car

India’s much-loved pantry car, introduced by the British almost a century ago, is being phased out by Indian Railways and replaced with ‘e-catering’ and takeaways


Happy Diwali 2015

TripOrTrap family wishes you a very joyful, prosperous and blessed Diwali. May the warmth of festivities enlighten the truth and Goodness among all of us! 15 more words

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J R Ackerley: Hindoo Holiday

The Penguin Travel Library series has been a reliable source of good quality and interesting travel writing, with only a couple of disappointments; here, sadly, was another. 313 more words

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Exploring Kerala - makes you want to go back again!

Lord Vishnu’s 6th incarnation, Parasurama fought back the sea to save the land. He threw his axe from Konkan to Kanyakumari and sea gave way. Thus was God’s Own Country born, which is called Kerala. 6,135 more words


Travelling in India, A Rare Hotel Review, The Four Seasons, Mumbai

Whisked seamlessly in a seven series BMW from the airport to the Four Seasons Hotel, Mumbai, my reintroduction to the Maximum City as it has endlessly been called, after seven years away. 1,768 more words

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A gecko fell on my head.

I was outside on my balcony smoking a cigarette admiring the view and I felt a thud on my head. 212 more words


What Southwest Airlines did for a passenger reminded me of this...

So this story about how Southwest airlines turned a plane around for a mother to be able to meet her son in hospital has gone viral. 448 more words

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