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Purulia: A Pillion Rider’s Tale

The bike was ready by next morning and we pushed off. The harvesting season being done, the villagers were all busy in stacking the granaries. The crops were drying all over the village roads. The villagers, mostly the ladies, were busy…
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Dhankar: A Fort on a Cliff

At a distance of about 25 kilometres from Kaza towards Tabo, a link road leads to Dhankar Gompa. After travelling for eight kilometres on this metalled road, when you spot some houses scattered on sand dunes that appear as if they have been…
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Getting lost in Beatles Ashram

Set in quaint surroundings beside the holy river of Ganga, lies a long forgotten cultural gem in the city of Rishikesh. The Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ashram, fondly known as the ‘Beatles Ashram’. It is now just an abandoned ashram in Rishikesh,…
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