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A critical overview of the Indian Shinkansen

The Shinkansen is one of the most reputed and reliable train systems in the world. Shinkansen is Japanese for ‘New Trunk Line’ & English for ‘Bullet Train’. It has established a record for being punctual, clean and insanely efficient leading to it arguably becoming Japan’s lifeline much like how the Delhi metro and Mumbai local are lifelines for their respective cities. Recently, India and Japan have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to open a

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#TheBeachTrail- Part 3- Discovering the Phaeng Waterfall.

This is Part-3 of a series where we explore the trail of the movie ‘The Beach. Check Part 2, Part-1 and Part-0 here. To do something similar in Thailand here are some planning tips for you Look out for cheap flights to Bangkok which starts at about 10,000 INR from Chennai to Bangkok. From Bangkok you could directly fly to Koh Samui through Bangkok Airways, but since its a private airport, fares are usually high. You could alternatively fly to Surat

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#TheBeachTrail2017- Part 2

This is Part-2 of a series where we explore the trail of the movie ‘The Beach. Check Part-1 and Part-0 here. To do something similar in Thailand here are some planning tips for you Look out for cheap flights to Bangkok which starts at about 10,000 INR from Chennai to Bangkok. From Bangkok you could directly fly to Koh Samui through Bangkok Airways, but since its a private airport, fares are usually high. You could alternatively fly

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India’s North West: A Picture Starting to Emerge

Afghan Taliban’s intransigence on the peace process coupled with its attack on civilians in Kabul has forced the four powers initially driving the peace process to increase the pressure on the group. President Ghani’s announcement to initiate a 5-year war strategy[1] against the Taliban, American drone strike on the head of the Taliban[2] travelling through Baluchistan and Pakistan policy of stepping up operations[3] on the terrorist groups have put the group on the defensive. The Americans have been

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Pakistan Political Economy- Where are the Actions for Leap frogging?

The Pakistan politico-economic strategy, like many developing countries is based on the logic of leap frogging certain stages of development. Channeling new information and hardware technologies, flow of international capital and goods, liberalizing trade, massive infrastructure and private sector investment along with parallel human resource development are essential components of this strategy. It is based on the idea that developing countries can learn, improvise and refashion best practices looking at the experiences of developed countries

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10 Things That You Should Not Miss To Do In Bali

There are so many things to do in Bali, Indonesia, so as to make it somewhat easier for you to plan your trip, #MacroTraveller has selected a list of the top 10. These are the things you should do during your vacation in this beautiful island.The easiest way to reach Bali is with AirAsia unbelievable offers. Click here to get the best Travel Experience to #Bali. 1) Head to the Beach – Bali has best beaches

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Mesmerising Elephanta Experience

Ten nautical miles away from the busy city of Mumbai lie the enigmatic Island of Elephanta.  Water bodies tend to have a soothing effect on me and but not this time. The heat and the moisture made the atmosphere in the boat extremely oppressive. I was more troubled by the number of food packets, plastics and coconut shells which went floating past. However, we reached the island within forty-five minutes and then took a tram

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A Slice of China in India

Though Capitalism continues to dominate the Indian economy, the country has had its tryst with Socialism in the past and continues to experience the same in certain pockets despite a thinning percentage. My motive behind penning the above paragraph is to focus on the fragment of Chinese Culture that is still trying to preserve its identity in a country. India shares an elongated history with her neighbour China. Both the countries have close cultural and

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Guide for Accommodation and Restaurants @ McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala

Don’t get belied by the ‘littleness’ of the township. McLeod Ganj hosts an assortment of private and government hotels, restaurants and café. Herein, you will get a list of tried-and-tested accommodation facilities and restaurant(The list of hotels is subject to the number of user reviews we get.) Accommodation Takhiyal Guest House For those looking for a cute and neat little place to lodge, this is the place to go. Every room is equipped with a

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#TheBeachTrail2017-Part 1- From Bangkok to Phangan

#TheBeachTrail2017 is a trail followed in the movie ‘The Beach’ and aims to capture the spirit of independent backpack travel. This continues from the first in the series already published here As soon as we made our way to the intersection of Khao San Road and Rambutri Road, I had a look at the dawn that was slowly changing from violet to orange. Khao San Road, known to be the place where most backpackers from

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