From the Editor – What Kept us Busy!

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Anyways, you all know that the team at Ghumakkar is pretty busy preparing the stories and managing your content on Ghumakkar. But we do make some mistakes. After all, we are all human. However, we had beeen brainstorming for a really long time to see how we can minimise the mistakes and we were pretty convinced that if one of the top publishing house in India was running this site, our work would be cut down to the minimum and then we can concentrate on other things. We identified the publishing house that we would like to associate with and then approached them. It was a tough job, but our brilliant marketing team finally convinced the publishing house that it was a win-win situation. So the deal is that they manage the post-preparation and publishing part of the job and in exchange, they use some of the real estate on Ghumakkar to post their own content.

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From the Editor – Arre, Bura na Maano Yaar

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There is a lot of curiosity for the colors and they quite envy us for being able to play with colors and water and for a while go back to our childhoods. To cater to these curious foreign tourists, festivals such as Holy Cow Festival where foreign tousists can enjoy getting smeared with non-toxic Gulaal and bhang-flavoured lassis.

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From the Editor – The Age of the Gadgets

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All of these are very practical solutions to most of the issues faced by travellers. But what about the romance of travelling? Do we lose out on the adventure part of Ghumakkari if we carry such gadgets around? I guess yes to an extent. While a kindle may be practical, it can never replace the comfort of curling up with a book. And while plugging in earphones and listening to music privately will take care of boredome, can it ever replace the enriching discussions you can have with your fellow passengers?

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From the Editor – Year ‘2012’, The Harbinger of Change

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But it is not easy to accept change and it is really hard to accept a change within oneself. At times, we consider ourselves too perfect to require any change. And that is when we stop growing. Our physical growth may stop when we reach a certain age but there are other aspects of our personalities that we can always continue to evolve. Spiritual, mental, and emotional growths are not restricted by age and there is no upper limit to where we can reach in these aspects.

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From the Editor – Citizens of a Positive Community

From the Editor – Citizens of a Positive Community

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The question is what do we do when we read someone’s well-written post that makes the amount of hard work that would’ve gone towards creating the story apparent. Do we post a comment or do we simply appreciate the story in our mind and move on to the next? And if we do post a comment, is it just a general comment or do we take pains to show the author that we read through each line and appreciate the details?

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Edinburgh Exploits – Ghost Tour, Edinburgh Castle, and Freebies!

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And now, we were standing on the doorsteps of the hotel with no apparent way to get into the reception. Stuart called the “hotel-people” from his cellphone and was given the code to punch into the keypad to open the main door. He did that and once we were inside, the voice on the phone informed him that our keys were on the reception desk. There was no one at the reception so we grabbed the keys and headed out to find our rooms. One room was on the first floor.

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