articles by Charukesi

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I heart Melbourne: Cricket, chocolates and Harley Davidsons

While everyone else is heading to Sydney, beat your own path to Australia's city of infinite charms. Be it a tour around the MCG, or an ocean drive on a Harley Davidson, there are pleasures aplenty to be relished.

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Summer holiday getaways: Ooty, Amsterdam, or Thailand?

Here are four perfect getaways for April. From an artsy weekend in Ooty to a stroll through the tulips in Amsterdam. Or how about the Thai version of Holi?

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Whisky is risky: The wild, wild world of road signs

One of the great rewards of traveling remote stretches of India are quirky, funny and some downright baffling signboards of the Border Roads Organizations. Do watch those curves!

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Spring is here. Pack your bags for March adventures

Spring is blooming around us. If you are looking for some ideas for how to spend a few glorious days in March you can choose between cherry blossoms and yoga by the Himalayas. And a desert safari for good measure.

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Jaya's cradle babies: A second chance or licence to abandon?

In a country where the story of baby Falak is sad but not uncommon, could Tamil Nadu's cradle baby scheme at least give little girls a second chance? Or is it just encouraging parents to abandon babies they don't want?

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Valentine's Day travel planner: Four perfect excuses to make sweet love

February brings plenty of reasons for lovers to celebrate, including four perfect getaways. Canoodle on the beach, steam up that boat ride, surf the wave of love, or turn on the lovelights by the lake.

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Time travel in Shekhawati: A painted doorway to the past

As the crowds swarm to the Jaipur LitFest this weekend, consider a quick getaway to Shekhawati where plump mustachioed Englishmen jostle with princelings and gods in painted memories of yore..

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Four must-do January getaways: Dubai, Auli, Mahabalipuram and more

Time to start the new year on just the right note. Learn how to ski, rock a classical dance festival, or treat yourself to a pair of haute designer jeans.

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The perfect winter getaway: Four destinations better than boring Goa

Tired of heading for the same old places over Christmas break? Charukesi Ramadurai offers the four best vacation options, whether you want to shop, laze or soak in some real culture.

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Finding the still heart in Madurai's madness

This is the best time of the year to go to Madurai. But if the temple city sends you into a sensory overdrive, don't worry. You can steal your own moment of peace inside the bustle, says Charukesi Ramadurai.

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Planning your trip online: The savvy traveller's do's and don'ts

The average user visits 22 websites before he books anything on the web. Sounds overwhelming? Charukesi Ramadurai shares her tips about how to make the most of the World Wide Web when planning that next trip.

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Must-do festival getaways: From Rajasthan to Phnom Penh

Can't wait for the winter holidays? Here are four perfect getaways for the festival season with all the information you need: dates, fares, hotels, must-see sights and more.

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Degrees of separation: a modern guide to living apart

In its 21st century incarnation, separation is a flexible one-size-fits-all option for couples who are living apart, one way or the other.