Trailblazers: Trail Running in India

The Indian sub-continent boasts diverse, varied and often opposing geological conditions. From the snowy mountains of the North to the deserts of the West, from the forested South to the coastal beaches that surround us, India is a cornucopia of natural pleasures. In this nation of plenty, a movement is born. A community of explorers, […]

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Isolation and Resistance: Art in the Age of Quarantine

    The era of fear and panic is nigh, and art may be our only salvation. The recent announcement of Covid-19 as a global pandemic has taken the world by storm. As the panic spreads, citizens all over the globe have locked their doors and shut themselves in, bracing for a long, uncertain period […]

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Local Indian Liquors That Offer A Uniquely Desi Kick!

The adventurous traveler takes pride in the exploration of the unknown. From exotic locations in unpronounceable parts of the world to curious and disarmingly delightful local cuisine, the avid traveler has tried it all. So why should alcohol be any different? From the Soma of the Gods to Lord Shiva’s elixir of choice, India’s love […]

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Brazilian Street Art – A Photoessay by Ankita Kumar of Monkey Inc.

Art is a mirror to society, reflective of the culture of the times in which we live. A form of expression that makes no distinction between age, religion, gender, caste or ethnicity, history has played witness to a multitude of artists from across the board, taking to the streets and turning their cities and towns […]

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The Mark of Excellence: The History and Legacy of the Michelin Star

The most coveted of laurels for chefs and restaurants alike, the Michelin Star is a mark of excellence recognised world-over. The hallmark for fine dining, when restaurants are awarded one Michelin star, it is a sign that the chef is one who has succeeded at the highest level. Two stars, and the restaurant is probably […]

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Women & Wheels: India’s Female Biker Clubs

Motorbiking — to date seen as a testosterone-fueled manly pursuit, is getting a much-wanted makeover. A leather-clad, high-speed, gender revolution on wheels — India’s all-women biker clubs — is rapidly gaining popularity in India. Scores of women in India are breaking gender stereotypes and taking on the open road, crushing social barriers as they hop on […]

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TheVibe’s Guide to the Aurora Borealis

With the first month of the calendar year already gone by, the winters too are on their way out. But as the nights get shorter, and the tropical heat comes calling, there is salvation to be found elsewhere. Take a respite from the Tropics between now and April to discover the greatest light show on […]

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The Red Forest of Chernobyl: In Pictures

In the early hours of April 26 in the year 1986, a sudden surge of power during a routine reactor system test destroyed Unit 4 of the nuclear power station at Chernobyl, Ukraine, in the former Soviet Union. The test, which was deemed so unimportant a matter that the plant’s director chose not to make […]

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