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Quirky Restrooms Across the World

Quirky Restrooms Across the World

Doing your business is serious stuff.  Sitting on the pot can be one of the most epiphanic experiences of your life. That’s where creativity strikes at its best. So isn’t it only fair that we have some food for thought whilst doing the oh-so-serious business? Whether or not you agree with the idea, there are(…)

8 Most Clichéd Tourist Photographs

8 Most Clichéd Tourist Photographs

They are the biggest clichés but also the most popular poses among tourists. You do have a picture of yourself holding the Taj Mahal by its tip, right? Pushing back back the Leaning Tower of Pisa? Kissing the sphinx? We have all been there, done that. If you are thinking boring clichéd photographs of tourists, then(…)

How (and why) to go to Antarctica

Why should we go to Antarctica? Open a travel forum, and they shall tell you ‘for the ice capped glaciers, for the Emperor Penguins, for the unusual and pristine landscape and for its virgin nature.’  But is that only why we want to visit a land, where the weather can change in a matter of(…)

The Whirling Dervishes: Tales from Turkey

The lights dim. Men dressed in black robes and tall headdress  walk to the wooden center stage. They take a bow.  The men  with musical instruments step back and settle down with their instruments. The dervishes or the dancers settle down perpendicular to the players. One dervish remains standing. Like the rest he has arms(…)

Up in the Air : Tales from Turkey

We sat around wooden tables shivering. The hot coffee did little to warm us. Each time someone opened the door the stinging chill of the morning rushed in. It was  cruel to have to get out of bed and breakfast at 5 am.  A little after half past five, a not so young yet not(…)

One Night at the Chowmallah Palace

  The 11th Conference of Parties to the Convention of Biological Diversity has seen the host city Hyderabad get a facelift. Overnight, roads have been paved, widened and marked. Sculptures seem to have grown from the earth and colours of green, blue and yellow have merged themselves into artistic outlets to mask the graffiti alongside(…)

The Man from Belgaum

  “Do you believe in the supernatural?” I asked my audience of three. “Well, I did speak to a fortune teller while I was in Agra and he asked me to stop travelling and go back home to Germany,” Atul replied smilingly. “What about you Kroot, what do you think?” Typical of her to say(…)

One Night on the M.V.Harshvardhan

Disclaimer: This post is dedicated to a young girl who sent us a sweet email about the WAH Blog yesterday… ‘There is one knows not what sweet mystery about this sea,whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath.’ - Herman Melville (Moby Dick)   “I think I need some alcohol,” Sanju informed(…)