A sparkling gem of living history: Gangaikonda Cholapuram

This article is a continuation of my series on “The Grand Living Chola Temples” of India – a series of UNESCO World Heritage Temples in India, built by the Great Chola Kings, which are active even to this date, despite the passage of a Millennium post the completion of their construction. What makes them so […]

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Singapore: The Mechanics of the city of the Merlion

The previous post of mine (read here) suggested some of the uncliche as well as a few highly cliched places to visit in Singapore. This is partly in line with the Need for the Uncliche as to why one must explore the roads less traveled to extract the maximum benefit and pleasure from his / […]

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A Magnificent display of living History: The Brihadeeshwara Temple

We are not makers of history. We are made by history. Martin Luther King Jr. It is an unquestionable fact that our past does have an influence over us. The context and the degree of such an influence might be open to debate. Keeping the aforesaid line of thought in mind, let me take this […]

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Singapore: A Walk through the City of the Merlion

Singapore – One of the smallest countries in the world, is a city state lying in the strategic Straits of Malacca in Southeast Asia. The image of the iconic Merlion Lion pops up in our mind whenever we speak about Singapore, akin to the image of Eiffel Tower for Paris. In addition to being an […]

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The Need for the Uncliche: The Mechanics

A judicious use of the tourist bucket list becomes imperative once things are conjectured maturely as an adult, which subsumes the filtering out of the real memorable experiences from the hype.

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