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Understanding our legacy of tea cultivation in Darjeeling

Posted on Jun 17, 2019 in Travel

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Darjeeling is a popular hill station situated in the north of West Bengal. It is spread over a steep mountain ridge and surrounded by vast tea plantations. Besides its splendid views of the Khangchendzonga Reserve, Darjeeling is famous for Buddhist monasteries and colonial structures. In addition, it is known for producing the finest of teas, …

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Mysuru Palace: A study in how architecture narrates history

Posted on Jun 04, 2019 in Travel

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Located in the foothills of the Chamundi Hills, Mysuru (earlier known as Mysore) is famous for the production of sandalwood and silk textiles. The city is also known for its variety of tourist destinations. One of its chief attractions is the Mysuru Palace. Since it is one of the most-visited monuments of India, we decided …

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London: Engaging with British culture, history, and language

Posted on May 16, 2019 in Travel

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When we started our journey, we were extremely nervous about travelling to a foreign country. We were highly unsure of adjusting to a new environment. However, the Language Immersion Program with EdTerra inspired us to explore British culture and encouraged us to come out of our comfort zones. Our travel itinerary included several places such …

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Studying religious architecture and inclusiveness at the Golden Temple

Posted on May 06, 2019 in Travel

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The Golden Temple is one of the most famous pilgrimage sites in India. It is also known as Sri Harmandir Sahib or Darbar Sahib. Every day, thousands of people visit this wonderful place. The entire upper half of the structure is inlaid with copper, which is then gilded with pure gold. Hence, it is popularly …

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Goa: A study in the unity of cultures and styles of architecture

Posted on Apr 20, 2019 in Travel

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Goa is blessed with so much beauty that it is actually difficult to describe in words. It is no less than a paradise for those who like exploring beaches. People from all over the world come to experience Goa’s beautiful coastline and especially, its architecture that reflects the perfect blend of Indian and Portuguese cultures. …

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Golden Temple: A symbol of unity

Posted on Apr 08, 2019 in Travel

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The Sri Harmandir Sahib is also known as the Golden Temple. It is a significant Sikh temple, which is located in the city of Amritsar. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and also a symbol of unity and brotherhood. Thousands of people from different corners of the world come here to pay respect to …

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Mount Titlis: The snow charm

Posted on Apr 08, 2019 in Travel

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On our journey to Europe, we went to Engelberg and visited Mt. Titlis. It was one of the most awaited destinations of our itinerary. It was a one and a half hour drive from Zurich to Engelberg. We were completely awestruck by the views on the way and the moment we reached there, we got …

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Golden Temple: The spiritual center of Sikhism

Posted on Apr 02, 2019 in Travel

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Amritsar is well known for its unity and rich culture, the Golden Temple is a perfect example of the same. This spiritual centre was built in 1601 and refurbished by Raja Ranjit Singh. And it is here, we learnt the basics of Sikhism along with its history. We enjoyed the day to the fullest. We …

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Ranikhet: Free is the soul in the hills

Posted on Feb 26, 2019 in Travel

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‘Tis in human nature to be freeTo become what we wish to be See any sight we wish to see Go places where we yearn to goLearn anything we wish to knowTrudge desert sand or lands of snowScale any mountain, climb any tree, Answer to this question is the key,What does it mean to be …

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The stupa at Sanchi

Posted on Feb 19, 2019 in Travel

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Have you ever wondered about the story behind the famous Sanchi Stupa? It begins with the war of Kalinga, in which a lot of people died. Ashoka, the king of Kalinga was saddened by the great loss to human life. This event changed his outlook towards life and he started searching for answers. One day …

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