Train ride of a lifetime

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This story was first published by Yahoo! India Travel | Traveler on Tue 5 Nov, 2013 12:05 PM IST. Read it here. (Update: This link no longer works as Yahoo! India recently shut down its travel section, taking away all the the stories  and comments with it.) Delhi to Thiruvananthapuram on the Konkan Railway, all of 3,149 km, is the longest trip … Read More

Hyderabad, India | Fingersmiths with a sense of style

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This article was first published in Mint on Sat, May 11 2013. 12 07 AM IST. Read the article here. Hyderabad’s calligraphers’ sleight of hand keeps an ancient art alive, and electronic printers at bay Mohammed Abid Khaleel engrossed in work at his shop. Photo: Harsha Vadlamani Opening his bottle of Camlin Waterproof black ink, Mohammed Abid Khaleel dips the nib of … Read More