4 Problems Faced by Avalanche Rescuers

Rescuing avalanche victims is not an easy job. Let’s understand why it is difficult and risky. 1. Hard Snow After an avalanche caused the havoc, the snow becomes hard, very hard, that cannot be broken easily. Special skills are required to break this hard snow. 2. Poor Communication Network In…

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Old vs New 500 Rupee Banknote

Although the old 500 rupee banknote seized to be a legal tender, look at both the notes for better understanding of the local currency and reducing chances of getting cheated. Here is a comparison of old and new 500 rupee banknotes:            

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How to Distinguish between New and Old 50 Rupee Banknotes

Obverse of New 50 Rupee Banknote

Recently, India introduced new banknotes in denomination of fifty (50). However, the old banknote of fifty rupees still a legal tender. So, you have two types of the banknotes with the same denomination. Let’s have a look at the both and learn about the respective security features:   Features Old…

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Insider’s Guide to YHAI Trekking Camps in the Himalayas

Insider’s Guide to YHAI Trekking Camps in the Himalayas

Youth Hostel Association of India (YHAI) has been hosting trekking camps in the Himalayas for several years. I have attended a number of these camps. Today, I share my experiences and observations about these camps because many people ask me, “How good are these camps?” Here is the lowdown: 1.…

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Review of Maurya Hotel in Daria, Chandigarh

Food at Maurya Hotel

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The room in Maurya Hotel was a pleasant surprise although it had a major flaw. Actually, I did not book it. I booked Preet Hotel in Daria from Oyorooms in April, 2017. But when I reached the hotel on May 19, the receptionist told me that all the rooms were…

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