Baghdad | Ultra-rare snowfall in the morning

In the morning, I woke up with the alarm as usual to be ready on time for the office. The duty times starts from 8.00 a.m. in Baghdad. I checked the time and it was mentioned that the temperature then was minus 1 degree Celsius but feeling like minus 4 degrees Celsius. It was mentioned […]

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Flashback | Highway dacoity at Bishnugarh

It was in the month of January 2001. I was then posted at the bank’s zonal office in Ranchi, the capital of Jharkhand state. Occasionally, I had to visit various branches in the state of Jharkhand for official purposes. Many areas in Jharkhand were infested with Maoist rebels then. From the security point of view, […]

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Doha | Thumb in the Souq

The Qatar Museums has installed a new bronze with gold patina art piece by acclaimed French artist César Baldaccini at the heart of Souq Waqif to mark the biggest sporting success in Qatar’s history in February 2019.

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Ranchi | Beautiful Dassam Falls

The Dassam Falls is a natural cascade across the Kanchi River, a tributary of the Subarnarekha River. The water falls from a height of 44 metres (144 ft). The sound of water echoes all around the place.

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Bhubaneswar | The Historical Udayagiri & Khandagiri Caves

We have been planning to visit the famous temple of Lord Jagannath at Puri in Odisha for sometime. We decided for a short trip to Puri this time due to paucity of time. We reached Bhubaneswar by air in the morning. We had planned for sight-seeing in Bhubaneswar before proceeding to Puri and had made […]

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Trabelsiyeh: A Lebanese Fish Dish

Yesterday was Friday, a weekend holiday in the middle east. I thought of having my dinner at a restaurant. I went to the Mansour Mall in Baghdad, Iraq in the evening thinking of what to have in the dinner. Undecided, I walked into a Lebanese restaurant, named Ahwak — an Arabic word, which means I […]

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Impressive penetration of digital payments

A few days ago, I went to pick up my son from his hospital in the morning; he was finishing his night duty. We decided to have tea from the tea-shop just next to the hospital gate. I was surprised to find that the tea-seller was accepting digital payments. Then again, a couple of days […]

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