// Trash this beach!//

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20140713_084155 copyThis is the scene at Mumbai’s “world-famous” Juhu Beach. It was low tide and raining but there were still some waves coming in. Scores of people were walking on the sand along the coast while several scores of others were playing football.
That is the good part! But one look at all the litter and trash and I literally wanted to run away from the place. My first ever visit to the area was…

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#roast #corn #cobs on sale at the #roadside

#roast #corn #cobs on sale at the #roadside

This #monkey was not #amused as I took his #photograph #picture #priceless #expression

This #monkey was not #amused as I took his #photograph #picture #priceless #expression

#Amsterdam #style #houses on the #banks of the #teesta #river on way to #Sikkim from #bagdogra #westbengal #india #mountains  #highway #road #green

#Amsterdam #style #houses on the #banks of the #teesta #river on way to #Sikkim from #bagdogra #westbengal #india #mountains #highway #road #green

#cycle #rickshaw in #bagdogra #westbengal #india #transport

#cycle #rickshaw in #bagdogra #westbengal #india #transport

// No, I don’t want a picture!//

No, I don’t want a picture!

Monkeys in the hills of Northertn India are well-kown to be at one with humans – and mix freely with them. I have earlier seen, and photographed these extremely clever creatures and whio have even posed for the camera.
But this “gentleman” here, spotted in Kasauli, was the least bit interested in having himself snapped. I tried for a few minutes without luck but gave up when he showed me that…

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// Is this city the happiest place to live and work?//

Is this city the happiest place to live and work?

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Imagine paying 52% taxes, and still loving where you live. Sound impossible?Talk to expatriates who have settled in Amsterdam.

“I’m in the 52% bracket and I don’t have a problem with it because the services are so generous,” said American art designer Rachel Ericson. “I live in a beautiful city, my kid goes to a good school (and) health insurance is so much less than in the US.”

Ericson is just…

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#cobweb in the #mountains gathers #dew in the #early #morning #himalayas #nature

#cobweb in the #mountains gathers #dew in the #early #morning #himalayas #nature

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