Book Review : Songs Of Blood & Sword

Riveting, Engaging and Personal By Michael Ronald *** – A Must Read For History Buffs Synopsis As the Gandhi family took hold of national politics in India, the Bhuttos were Pakistan’s equivalent of a political dynasty. Brought to the forefront by Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, the one time Foreign Minister, Prime Minister and President, the Bhutto clan has captured the imagination of many Pakistanis and neutrals all over the world. Leaving behind a legacy partially marred by

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Maratha Morcha To Paralyse Parts Of Mumbai Tomorrow

Over the past 12 months, the Maratha community have been airing their concerns in a silent, yet effective, protest.   Over 57 rallies have been held since August last year, when a 14 year-old Maratha girl was brutally raped and murdered in Kopardi in western Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar district in July 2016. The rallies quickly began addressing some of the Maratha community’s long-standing grievances, culminating in increased demand for reservations. ‘Silent Rallies’ have been held in

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Efficiency Is The Key To The Byke Hotel

Thane’s best Business Hotel, The Byke Suraj Plaza is optimised towards giving guests the best result for the best costs. The point of business is efficiency. How do you get the best result while conserving both investment, and effort? Save Time, Save Money is the mantra of all great business leaders and it isn’t something that they choose to do at their convenience. It’s always there in play. Wasting either money or time (i.e. effort)

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A Secret Lake at Igatpuri – Monsoon Escape

By Ananya Bhattacharjee It was the end of June, monsoons had already arrived and her magic was everywhere. Lazy, gloomy, cloudy sky and a lush green landscape that adorned itself flawlessly. Frequent showers of rain and the aroma of wet soil filled the air around. View of the western ghats So, one afternoon I packed my bag on a weekday and drove towards the mountains, looking for yet another story. An unplanned drive towards the

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Where Do You Go In Koregaon Park?

If you’ve ever been to Koregaon Park, Pune, you’ll know you’ve stumbled into heaven. Beautiful houses, lush greenery and the cosmopolitan culture make for a great ambience for folks of all tastes. So what’s the one thing you need to truly enjoy this made-in-Pune paradise? That’s right. Alcohol (& Food, but that’s an afterthought). Here are some places you should definitely try out next time you’re about KP : 1. Sassy Spoon  A chilled vibe

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BEST PUBS IN BANDRA (WEST)

If you’re thinking of a nice weekend spent in a beautiful locality, ponder no more and head over to Bandra (west). A cosmopolitan paradise where you’ll see students, young professionals, models, athletes and even the odd movie star about, there’s something for everybody in this once-upon-a-time fishing village. Let’s get into what we really care about though; The Alcohol! Bandra has some insane places to drink at with your friends with a mix of grunge

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5 Places To Visit On Your Next Pune Trip

There’s rarely a more ‘foodie’ city than the one of Pune. With over 100 different colleges offering an education in numerous streams, students flock to this ‘Oxford of The East’ from all over the country. Naturally, these guys eat, eat, eat. (It’s called the munchies!). A plethora of cuisines await any visitor to Pune in some of the most inventive, quirky restaurants. Here are some of the best restaurants & hangouts in Pune : 1.

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For The Perfect Millennial Vacation

Family or Group holidays are always a blast. There’s long drives, late night conversation over bottles of alcohol and the picturesque beauty of your vacation spot. However, they need to be done right.   So what’s the first thing to take care of?  That’s right. The Accommodation. You got to know where you’re staying before planning out the rest of it. There are many hotels, motels, lodges, shacks and air bnb’s to check out in

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Welcome To The Festival Of A Million Fireflies

If you’re looking to do something different, connect with Mother Earth and answer some of your subconscious questions when set amidst the beautiful peace of nature, then your plan is here. This year, experience a once-in-a-lifetime phenomenon with millions of Earth’s own creations. At the start of the Monsoon season, millions of fireflies wake up to mate, bedazzling the mountains and valleys around Purushwadi. Firefly flashes are part of a complex Insect courting ritual – male

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Where are the World’s Millionaires?

Once upon a time, earning a Million dollars was seen as an amazing achievement. While it is still extremely desirable, it isn’t as unique as it used to be. Nearly 33 million people across the world now claim wealth in excess of a $1 Million, according to the esteemed Credit Suisse in it’s recently published ‘Global Wealth Databook’. The United States alone have 13.6 million people with a net worth of over $1 million –

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