Yogini Ekadashi

Ekadashi fasting holds an important place in Hinduism. Ekadashi of Krishna Paksha of Ashadha month is called Yogini Ekadashi. In this fast, the idol of Lord Narayana is bathed in the Ganges water and offered […]

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Odisha – Sanctuary for Olive Ridely Turtles

Murli Menon : There are seven types of sea turtles in India. These include the Green Turtle, Hawksbill, Loggerhead, Leatherback and Olive Ridley.  The Olive Ridley turtle indulge in mass nesting, once a year, on […]


Shiva and Vishnu – The Legend of Badrinath

There is a legend about Badrinath. This is where Shiva and Parvati lived. It is a magnificent place at around 10,000 feet in the Himalayas. One day, Narada went to Vishnu and said, “You are […]

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Exploring Indian Vegan Gastronomy

By Murli Menon I turned vegan on 2nd October 1996 after suffering a near fatal head-on collision with a truck driven by a drunk driver. After 14 years of being on a strict plant-based diet, […]


Nirjala Ekadashi

Ekadashi fasting holds an important place in Hindu religion. Ekadashi of Shukla Paksha of Jyeshtha month is called Nirjala Ekadashi. Drinking water is prohibited during the fast of Nirjala Ekadashi, meaning that not a single […]

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The temples of Angkor Wat

Murli Menon I started my journey from Ahmedabad and I flew to Bangkok via New Delhi and Bangkok to Phnom Penh. From Phnom Penh airport, I took a taxi to Phnom Penh Bus Station and […]

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Tesla’s job cut may save up to $1 billion yearly operational costs: Report

San Francisco (TIP)- While tech billionaire Elon Musk recently said that Tesla would be reducing its salaried headcount by 10 per cent, a Goldman Sachs analyst says it can provide the company up to $1 […]

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Thimphu: A blend of tradition and modernity

Thimphu is known as the heart of Bhutan nestled in its central-western part. Replaced by Bhutan’s ancient capital – Punakha, Thimphu was declared the capital city of the Himalayan Kingdom in the year 1961. Originally […]


Ganga Dussehra

The festival of Ganga Dussehra is celebrated on the tenth day of the Shukla Paksha of Jyeshtha month. This day is a special day for Hindus as well as all mankind. Ganges Dussehra falls in […]


Operation Blue Star – A festering wound

38 years after it took place, the infamous Operation Blue Star is a festering wound for the Sikh community the world over whose psyche was terribly hurt to find their Holiest Shrine desecrated, the Holy […]


Guru Arjan Dev: The fifth Sikh master whose martyrdom changed the course of Sikhism

Guru Arjan (April 15, 1563 – May 30,1606) was the first of the two Gurus martyred in the Sikh faith and the fifth of the 10 Sikh Gurus. He compiled the first official edition of […]


Somvati Amavasya

Somvati Amavasya is a very important day in Hinduism. Amavasya which falls on Monday is called Somvati Amavasya. Somvati Amavasya falls only once or twice in a year. This fast is observed by married women. […]

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Best places in Kovalam

Travelling to a city like Kovalam can be immensely enriching. A visit to an ancient temple can help you really appreciate the bygone times and India’s cultural heritage. A walk near the beach can be […]


Budhwa Mangal

Budhwa Mangal is a day dedicated to Lord Hanuman. This day holds an important place for Hindus. Budhwa mangal is also called big mangal. Lord Hanuman is worshiped on this day. Budhwa Mangal is on […]

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Spiti Valley: A virgin paradise

Long winding roads and valleys that present unforgettable glimpses of cold desert and snow-crowned mountains welcome you when you set foot into Spiti Valley. Bordered on all sides by the Himalayas, Spiti Valley, located in […]

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Lesser explored treks of the Himalayas

If you are looking for an adventurous getaway, now would be an ideal time for it. This time around, trek through the lesser travelled areas of the Himalayas, and experience the magic of clear skies, […]


Buddha Purnima

Buddha Purnima, traditionally known as Vesak or Vesakha,  is celebrated as Lord Gautama Buddha’s Birthday. Vaishakh Purnima is also called Buddha Purnima. Gautama Buddha’s name was first Prince Siddhartha Gautama. Buddha means ‘Knowledgeable and knowledgeable […]

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Sonamarg : The Meadow of Gold

Sonamarg is a picturesque hill station in Jammu and Kashmir, located 80km north-east of Srinagar. At an elevation of around 2800 km from sea level, Sonamarg is known for its snow-laden fields, surrounded by majestic […]


Janki or Sita Navami

Sita Navami is an important day of Hindu religion. This day is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Goddess Sita. Married women observe a fast on the day of Sita Navami and pray for the […]