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Veeresh Malik Veeresh Malik 14 November 2011
Despite media hype, air fares have not shot up if you book in advance. In any case, travelling by air has become extremely expensive, when you factor in all the add-on costs, as compared to when you travel by train. Here's a simple truth – in spite of all the media hype about rampant...

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Jaideep Mukerji  and   Veeresh Malik Veeresh Malik 05 November 2011
Jaideep Mukerji explores a wealth of history & grand architectural traditions and basks in a unique cultural experience—not too far from home A jewel of South Asian cultural heritage, the Kathmandu valley, is located a short flight away from India’s metros. Within less than a...

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Jaideep Mukerji  and   Veeresh Malik Veeresh Malik 20 October 2011
This country has a number of historical sites that cannot be covered in a single visit. Jaideep Mukerji brings you more on this shoe-shaped Mediterranean marvel In our previous issue (Moneylife, 6th October), we had given you a glimpse of Italy’s rich culture and history. Italy is a...

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Jaideep Mukerji  and   Veeresh Malik Veeresh Malik 06 October 2011
Located in southern Europe and bordered by the Mediterranean Sea, Italy is a country full of rich history and culture that amazes the world If there is one country that combines the best of history, culture and landscapes together with superlative cuisine and shopping, it is Italy. I...

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Jaideep Mukerji  and   Veeresh Malik Veeresh Malik 22 September 2011
Jaideep Mukerji visits an iconic state in the US which offers grand landscapes and endless opportunities to visit historic, cultural and scenic locations In the far northwest of the continental United States is located the state of Washington. Not to be confused with the American...

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Jaideep Mukerji  and   Veeresh Malik Veeresh Malik 08 September 2011
Spend a fortnight enjoying some grand mountain scenery along the curves of a river that defines India. You’ll capture the very soul of our country, The Garhwal region of the north Indian state of Uttarakhand has mythological and spiritual connections with Indian civilisation dating back...

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Jaideep Mukerji  and   Veeresh Malik Veeresh Malik 25 August 2011
McLeod Ganj is one of the fascinating parts of Himachal Pradesh with an elegant mixture of British heritage and Tibetan Buddhist tradition The north Indian state of Himachal Pradesh is a colourful tapestry of different ethnic groups, religions and landscape, which vary from the...

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Jaideep Mukerji  and   Veeresh Malik Veeresh Malik 11 August 2011
Visited by millions of people every year, Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon represent the grandest of spectacles that mankind and nature can provide Over the past many months, I have shared with you a number of travel destinations that may be thought of as being away from mainstream...

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Jaideep Mukerji  and   Veeresh Malik Veeresh Malik 28 July 2011
The capital of South Korea is a perfect example of the harmony between the past and the future Seoul, the capital as well as the largest city of South Korea, is a true megacity. Connected by a direct seven-hour long flight from Mumbai, the Seoul National Capital Area is the world’s...

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Jaideep Mukerji  and   Veeresh Malik Veeresh Malik 14 July 2011
Jaideep Mukerji explores this former Himalayan monarchy’s stunning mountain landscapes, rich Buddhist culture and relatively short distances—that make it an ideal destination for avid trekkers and travellers who want to savour the culture The Eastern Himalayas, dominated by the world’s...

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Jaideep Mukerji  and   Veeresh Malik Veeresh Malik 30 June 2011
This culturally rich and visually stunning part of northern India is dotted with landscapes of fertile green valleys, glacier-fed mountain rivers and high snow peaks Visited by hundreds of thousands of travellers every year, Himachal Pradesh is known for the popular destinations of...

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Moneylife Digital Team 29 June 2011
RTI query reveals that despite inclusion of voluminous views in the report on customer service which is ready, the committee chairman continues to hold it back The confusion and curiosity surrounding the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) report on customer service headed by M Damodaran,...

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Jaideep Mukerji  and   Veeresh Malik Veeresh Malik 16 June 2011
Jaideep Mukerji stays clear of the well-trodden tourist paths of Thailand’s bustling capital and takes a leisurely river cruise—for a completely refreshing, different and adventurous look at one of Asia’s largest cities A city that is visited by thousands upon thousands of travellers...

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Jaideep Mukerji  and   Veeresh Malik Veeresh Malik 02 June 2011
Jaideep Mukerji steps back in time as he travels through South Asia’s tiny kingdom, untouched by the ravages of civilisation Bhutan–India’s neighbouring country, is the only country in the world where there are no traffic lights, few traffic crossings and where police boxes are decorated...

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Moneylife Digital Team 24 May 2011
Sachin Chaudhury, business head of Indiabulls Housing Finance, underlines the importance for home buyers not to be misguided by aggressive pricing by developers or be lured by freebies, but to undertake a proper check of the property and location, before making a purchase "Negotiate with the...

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Jaideep Mukerji  and   Veeresh Malik Veeresh Malik 19 May 2011
Tango on the streets, lush sub-tropical forests, spectacular mountains and a vibrant culture. Jaideep Mukerji discovers that Argentina has all this... and more One of the countries that appears distant to visitors from India is, in reality, easily accessible and makes a great travel...

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Jaideep Mukerji  and   Veeresh Malik Veeresh Malik 05 May 2011
Jaideep Mukerji comes away fascinated by the Caribbean’s pristine beaches, exotic hotspots and the rich diversity of cultural heritage that the place offers A relatively short flight away from the busy cities of New York, Miami and Washington in North America are located the islands of...

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Jaideep Mukerji  and   Veeresh Malik Veeresh Malik 21 April 2011
Ladakh is one of the most culturally distinct parts of northern India, where ancient Tibetan Buddhist traditions flourish in the mountain town of Leh and the villages of this land of snow peaks and brown earth In the very far north of the country and only an hour’s flight from Delhi is...

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Jaideep Mukerji  and   Veeresh Malik Veeresh Malik 07 April 2011
Mexico is a perfect blend of traditional culture and colonial legacy, says Jaideep Mukerji, as he explores the country’s historic buildings, majestic monuments and imposing cathedrals Mexico—one of the world’s fastest growing economies—is a culturally rich country with diverse ethnic groups and...

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JAIDEEP MUKERJI  and   VEERESH MALIK VEERESH MALIK 24 March 2011
Jaideep Mukerji explores the Panch Chuli, five perfectly triangular and prominent snow peaks located in the Kumaon Himalayas, close to the Tibetan border Located in the Kumaon Himalayas, close to the Tibetan border, stand five prominent snow peaks in a row, rising more than 20,000 ft...

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