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History of Indian Coffee – Baba Brings the Beans

It is said coffee culture is growing in India these days. Is it true? Not really!! If we flip the pages of history, we get to know there is history to coffee culture in India that many of us are unaware. Coffee has had an international journey and political colours to it as well!

Turn Over a New Leaf: Upgrade to e-books

The digital technology has taken over every aspect of our lives, so why will the print media be spared? While reading books is important, it is necessary to evolve with time and opt for e-books so that reading will turn into a nice experience. I am definitely an e-book reader, are you?

Junagadh – Walk Into an Abandoned History

In Junagadh, there is a sense of time slowing down. Here, the folklores live on, well beyond the lips of the tourist guides. The name ‘Junagadh’ comes from the words ‘juna’ and ‘gadh’ and all that is old about Junagadh greets you, somehow undermining all efforts of modernization. A visitor is tempted to live off the history that every turn in every street offers in this small town in south western Gujarat.
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Ahmedabad Law Garden – A glimpse of Gujarat

Street shopping at the Law Garden in Ahmedabad is a rare exotic experience. this colourful shopping street is a night market. its sole focus on selling traditional handicrafts made by artisans such as weavers and quilters from Gujarat.
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Vote for Best Eco-friendly Ideas from India

Our Caleidoscope Eco-ideaz Contest has reached the culminating stage now. We have received nominations from all across for the best eco-friendly innovative idea seen in India. Now, we seek your vote for the best idea among these innovations. The primary criteria will be the eco-friendliness of the idea and its commercial feasibility. If your idea is not in this list, you can add a new idea along with its photograph searched online. A participant can only choose two ideas. They can also promote their idea among their friends and get more votes. Just write a comment to vote for the idea.

Desert Festival in Jaisalmer – A feast for the senses

Continuing on my desert sojourn, I went to the famed Desert Fest. Held annually in Jaisalmer, this fest is known for a strong local flavor, rejoicing in an explosion of colour and candour. And it did not disappoint.

Sing a soulful lullaby

New age moms are finding the act of putting a child to sleep a tough one. Why? Simply because most of them actually do not know how to sing a soulful lullaby!
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

One Amazing Author: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

One fine day in February, I was enthralled to see Dr. Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, an award winning Indian American author. She was at the Starmark (South City Mall) in Kolkata, celebrating and sharing her success with her readers during the launch of her latest books: Shadowland and One Amazing Thing.

Little Magazines and Big Books at Kolkata Book Fair

I was eagerly awaiting the book festival like a priestess waiting for Durga Pujo. And finally it arrived.

Can you handle the Nafrat… Taksha, a Hindi Rock Band

Rock music and Hindi… yes, Hyderabad is the city of origin for Taksha, a unique Hindi power rock band that emerges from a group of seasoned musicians.