Amod Chopra
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Life

Travel Tales: Full moon rising over Yangon

As Myanmar heads into polls, the closed country is opening up more to tourists as well. In 2012, the annual Shwedagon Pagoda festival was celebrated for the first time since 1988 when the junta banned it. Here's what it felt like.

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Cheetahs, elephants and warthogs: Tales from a safari

Ever fantasised about going on an African safari? Here’s a diary from the Serengeti.

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Bullfighting — all bull, not much of a fight

From 1 January 2012, bullfighting will be banned in Catalonia, the first in mainland Spain. Amod Chopra remembers his bullfighting experience and says perhaps a ban isn't such a bad idea after all.

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Notes from a Babymoon aka a leave-baby-at-home vacation

Blogger Amod Chopra writes a letter to his little one upon taking a "babymoon", that means baby stays with grandma while mom and dad get to spend some quality time; except the thing is you never really leave baby behind.

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Mumbai meri jaan: This is home, this was home

An NRI wants to kiss the ground of his old janam bhoomi. But can you really ever go home again especially with a 21-month old baby, diaper bag and other paraphernalia in tow?

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Going to Goa with an elephant on my back

An NRI heads to Goa and finds himself stuck between scary tattooed Russian mobsters and obnoxious NRI families in the pool of the five star hotel.

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Curry Bashing blues

The drop in Indian students in Australia, a loss of about 70 million AUD, has caught the government's attention. And it is moving pretty fast to provide security for its little cash cows.

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Roti Murtabak to Ricotta Cheesecake – that’s Australian for food

A country's policy towards immigrants might be controversial. But immigrants also add diversity and richness to any local cuisine. And Australia offers, excellent Thai, Vietnamese, Cambodian and Malaysian food.

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Shoe shopping in Florence and other Italian delights

Florence in Italy is fabled as the cradle of the Renaissance. But there is more fun to be had in the city as well from fabulous shoe shopping to truffle sandwiches.