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“The Balasore Connection” by Dr. Rabin...

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‘Travel & Tourism tit-bits’ by K....

Tweet A street scene in Cuba. Goa Carnival 2013: It is time to plan for attending the Goa Carnival 2013.  The Goa Carnaval, Food & Cultural Festival 2013,  will take place from 8th to 12th of February, 2013….music, dancing and other activities,  and  a float parade The Opening Ceremony will commence at D.B. Marg, Panaji on the 9th of February, 2013.  The festival, as usual, will feature float parades in four...

‘Canchanchara’ by K.J.S.Chatrath

Tweet I visited Canchanchara, the famous Trinidad tavern, in trinidad, Cuba, which is housed in a mansion that was built in 1723. The house has its original cedar roof. Canchanchara  is a drink of the region, made from lemon juice, honey and Santero Cuban rum.   It is served in glazed ceramic pots. (Address: Real entrance Boca and San Jose street, old Trinidad town.) Making this drink is easy. Take: 1.5 oz of raw rum 0.5...

‘Rann Utsav 2012′ by K.J.S.Chatrath

Tweet Media hype creates heightened expectations which result in utter disappointment, especially if the trip being promoted is not well organised. Having seen and heard Amitabh Bachan exhorting all to visit Gujarat generally and Rann on Kutch in particular, I enrolled myself for the three night- four day trip to Rann of Kutch. The paperwork from Gujarat Tourism’s side was very prompt and I received my money receipt and...

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Tweet   Kanathoor Nalvar Bhoothashanam: Kanathoor Nalvar Bhoothashanam Start date: 29-12-2012 End date: 02-01-2013 Venue: Kanathoor Nalvar Bhoothasthanam, Kasaragod district, Kerala.The Theyyam festival at Kanathoor Nalvar Bhoothashanam in Kasaragod district, which takes place usually in the month of December is a noted event. The typical luster and radiance associated with Theyyam can be witnessed...

Iceland by K.J.S.Chatrath

Tweet I found Iceland to be absolutely amazing. Geographically it is not a particularly small country covering 103,000 square kms.  By way of comparison it is as big as Panjab (50,362 sq km) and Haryana (44,212 sq. km) combined. And this country has a population of just 3,20,000! And quite surprisingly it has a horse population of around 1,00,000! For more on that see my post ‘The Icelandic Horse’ at...