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A day in the imperial city of Hue, Vietnam

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Palaces, temples, pagodas, royal tombs, culture and cuisine. This is what “Hue” is famous for and attracts numerous tourists every year. Our bus from Hoi An took about 4 hours to reach Hue and immediately we were surrounded by touts telling us about cheap hotels. Checking into the cheapest hotel we could find, we set off on foot to explore the town in the evening. You are always hungry in Vietnam and so first thing we found was a decent restaurant serving vegetarian food. The restaurant had an imperial splendour and food served was straight out of royal cuisine. The…

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Kashmiri Wazwan cuisine in Mumbai, JW Marriott

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Authentic Kashmiri Food Festival at the JW Marriott Mumbai  Move over global cuisine thought I, on sitting down for dinner- cross legged Wazwan style. With the aura of beautiful Kashmir surrounding us andauthentic Kashmiri food being rare in Bombay, we were treated to the rich delicacies of the paradise state. JW Marriott Mumbai welcomed us along with the expert duo Chef Fayaz Ahmad and Mohammed Abbas Bhat, from the lush valleys of Kashmir enticed each one of us  with the ‘Wazwan – Kashmiri Food Festival’ They completely enticed the taste buds by laying emphasis on the different spices and flavours. Along with…

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Continental GT- Royal Enfield Cafe Racer Overview

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Royal Enfield, a part of the Eicher Motors has expanded its motorcycle range in the country with the launch of 535 cc Continental GT. Café racers of the 1960s and Royal Enfield’s own 1965 Continental GT—the first mass produced café racer of its time—have been the main design inspiration for the current Continental GT. RE is definately going to have a different league after the launch of Continental GT as an international product. It unveiled first in London in the end of August, priced at pounds 5200 in UK, euro 6,350 in Europe and $7,200 in the US. The Continental…

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Save our Tiger- Are you a wildlife Lover ?

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How many of you have never seen tiger ? How of you love tiger ? How much will go forward to support wildlife and how much will you spread the message? Photokatha , is going to  help “Aircel and Sanctuary Magazine ” for the tiger conversation in India.  We were invited to be part of the panel discussion to raise awareness on tiger conservation. The Panel were Harshawardhan Dhanwatey, President, TRACT; Bittu Sahgal, Editor, Sanctuary Asia; Sabiana Anandaraj, Head-Corporate Communications, Aircel; Dr. Anish Andheria, President, Wildlife Conservation Trust and Poonam Dhanwatey, Founder Trustee, TRACT On 25th October, Mumbai 2013 in the Press…

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Photographer of the Week: Ingrid Stainier

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                                                This week we are sharing “Ingrid Stainier ” “Photographer of the week“. Born on April 1974, the Belgian artist Ingrid Stainier discovered her interest for photography at the age of four years old.  As a teenager, she discovered Morocco during a family trip and fell literally under the charm of this country. In 2010, she flew to India where thanks to the practice of photography, Yoga and writing, she found a new energy. In 2011, she came back to her first…

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Sheroes Summit- Delhi 2013 Session III & IV

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              Sheroes Session III- Powering Life – My way Interesting Panels here: Jagat Rathore Keya Rathore Sangeeta Singh “One of the most courageous thing a woman can do is to identify herself, know who she is, what she believes in & where she wants to go” said Sangeeta Singh.  Her idea speaks volumes about the importance of branding and positioning to make one visible.    India has more female doctors, surgeons, professors & scientists than USA. Every woman in our life is an incredible example of why we should respect strength and not power. The Sheroes…

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#ShadesofGoa – Goa Tourism Contest

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  Photokatha has tied up with Goa tourism for “Shades of Goa” You can participate here :  http://on.fb.me/16BPn7c You can also participate here : http://a.pgtb.me/lXJ8kV #ShadesOfGoa Photo Contest: Terms & Conditions The contest is open to all users on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – You can participate on Twitter and Instagram by uploading your clicks of Goa with a mention to us at @photokatha , @Tourismgoa and the hashtag #ShadesOfGoa – On Facebook you can enter the contest with above mentions here : http://on.fb.me/16BPn7c – Multiple entries accepted by a person – Group entries not allowed – Anyone found to use multiple accounts to…

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Suryagarh Hotel – Experience the unexplored (Preview)

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We are visiting Suryagarh soon to experience the magnificent combination of luxury and great picturesque of Thar desert. This is part of our Rajasthan road trip as well. We would be in Jaisalmer by 17th and then we would be sharing live experience as well. The majestic Suryagarh is situated in Jaisalmer. Designed like an 18th century fort, the luxurious hotel features beautiful courtyards and grand Rajasthani architecture. An indoor pool, fitness centre and free Wi-Fi are available. Suryagarh is 15 km from Nathmalji-ki-Haveli, while Jaisalmer Fort and Patwon-ki-Haveli is 16 km away. Jaisalmer Airport is 5 km from the…

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Lakme Fashion Week 2013 – Daniel Syiem

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Ka Tlang Winter in Shillong Daneil Syiem This was his last year’s collection.     Inspired by the wintertime in Shillong, the chill in the weather, the picturesque mountainside and the love of the local people for staying fashionable, Daniel Syiem presents his latest winter collection, Ka Tlang at Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2013. His signature style of simplicity, love of nature and a deep-rooted pride in tradition is apparent in his collection. He focuses on rich earthy tones and unique natural color dyes. He comes up with classy and sophisticated coats and jackets here. His collection stands out due to his…

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The White Owl Review: Micro Brewery, Mumbai

Food

We recently got this lovely opportunity , to review  the food of  The White Owl, a warehouse-like brewery bistro located in Lower Parel at One Indiabulls Center, Mumbai, India. This place opened recently, on May 31, 2013. The review was done by Shreyom Ghosh and Rutavi Mehta . The White Owl was conceptualized by two young entrepreneurs: Javed Murad & Kunjan Chikhlikar. With educational backgrounds from Harvard Business School and the Wharton School of Business, respectively, the two of them moved back to Mumbai from the US to set up the “Owl”. Their commitment to detail is evident by their teaming up with Obataimu Design Studio to engineer a rather unique creative concept. Right from the interior design…

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Albuquerque International Balloon Festival

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                        How many of you havent been for Hot air balloons Ride! What if you get to see millions balloons together?   Do you wana see millions of balloons in air? The world’s largest balloon festival (Oct. 5-13 this year) is a visual delight with whimsical balloons of all shapes and sizes floating over the Albuquerque, New Mexico landscape. Visitors can ride in a balloon and learn about aeronautics from exhibits. “It’s almost like going to a science museum that’s really beautiful,” The 200 acres of grass and booths…

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