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Into the Heartland

Text by Shalini Singh

As days of isolation stretch ahead of us in a locked-down world during the pandemic and we remain bound indoors, travel writing takes on its age-old task of memory-making. Award-winning journalist Shalini Singh — who’s covered the better part of the country and the globe to break stories on climate change, development and its effects on our environment — reminisces about the spiritual nature of her work and how being out on the field is actually a journey within
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Shruti Bajpai, Former Country Head of HBO South Asia
September 25, 2019

Keeping It Local: Beijing

Illustrations by Karan Mhatre

Former Country Head of HBO South Asia Shruti Bajpai’s insider guide to Beijing and emerging entertainment trends in China
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Beijing, Mithila Phadke
August 18, 2018

Settling into her new life in Beijing, Mithila Phadke is constantly surprised by the hidden secrets of its lesser-known winding alleys and the many stories they hold. She writes about how a geographical shift led her to fuel her creative juices
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Philippines, International Beauty Brands
March 31, 2018

If you're headed to South East or East Asia, you will find that local brands can prove to be a treasure trove of cosmetics
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China, honeymoon, couples, travel,
September 11, 2017

China is a mélange of UNESCO sites, offering an assortment of exotic escapes into pristine havens
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Chinese Roots And Silk Routes, Ashdeen Z. Lilaowala, Parsi Gara embroidery, saris

We delve into the history of the gara to understand what makes it so special in the 21st century
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