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Sentient Snippets: Week 5

This week on Sentient Snippets: leaps of joy, life on the edge, tunes of truth, exquisite universes, and radiant secrets.   A luminous joy glows in the eyes, when these changing dark forms appear as the evening prayerfully collapses into the lap of a night. Remember it, remember it, remember it, you think.
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Five Himachal Treks You Must Do

As you walk down the valleys and climb up the high mountains in Himachal Pradesh, you feel rather grounded, humbled. And here are five treks you must not miss, because it’s all about quiet celebration of being in the lap of the Himalayas. When being tiny and obscure becomes a celebration, it becomes easy to […]
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How Does It Feel to See a Wild Tiger?

So how does it feel, approximately, to see a wild tiger? We could tell you that waiting for a tiger to emerge feels like watching raindrops trickle off a roofline while awaiting your beloved – a wistful longing fanned by sweet anticipation. But that wouldn’t let you know what it’s like to melt in your […]
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When a Hobby Becomes an Obsession: Sunny Roy

About six years ago, when Mr. Roy was leafing through the pages of National Geographic Magazine, his zest for a new hobby had found a clear direction: photography thus became the calling of another man who decided to teach himself the art of making images. Sunny Roy began reading everything he could about
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Glossary of Bandhavgarh Expressions

Bandhavgarh’s human inhabitants are articulate and imaginative with word usage, so there are many words and phrases endemic to it.  Here’s the beginner’s pocket-glossary to the commonest of them in regular circulation. 1. मिला कुछ? Transliterated: Mila kuch? Structurally: Interrogative sentence
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Busted: Five Commonest Myths about Tigers

Tiger, Corbett
Tigers have for millennia inspired awe, admiration and reverence.  And their secretive nature has for long fostered numerous myths and misconceptions about their behaviour.  We take the five commonest myths and bust them in public interest. Myth 1: It’s dangerous to be in tiger country in an open vehicle.  
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Five Crazy-coated Truths about Travelling in India

There’s a reason they say there’s more truth concealed in humour than humour concealed in truth. And here’s another testament to it, a hilarious blend of wit, sarcasm, art, smart wordplay, and above all, truth! That, in a nutshell, is Toehold’s The Crazy Desi Book! Filled with tummy-numbingly funny remarks,
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