1. Empire Avenue and Social Media Missions #EAv-blogathon

    Empire Avenue and Social Media Missions #EAv-blogathon

    Originally posted on Empire Avenue:

    Over the past year I’ve become more involved over at Empire Avenue. For those who don’t know Empire Avenue (or just EA to it’s players) is a social media stock market game. It operates similar to a stock market except that instead of investing in a company, you’re investing in other players to build your portfolio. Instead of using dollars, you use ‘EAVs’…

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  4. Anam Takes in the Natural Beauty of Panchmari

    Anam Takes in the Natural Beauty of Panchmari

    Originally posted on Smart Shots from Smart Phones:

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    Panchmari, is a sleepy hill station in Madhya Pradesh, discovered by the British in 1857. The town gets busy in the summer and monsoon months as tourists flock here first to escape the heat of the plains and to reveal in the natural beauty of this place situated about 3500 meters above seal level.

    The name Panchmarhi, which translates to…

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  6. Naiya Heads to Kumbalgarh

    Naiya Heads to Kumbalgarh

    Originally posted on Smart Shots from Smart Phones:

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    It is not the great wall of China and it is not visible from the moon. Though it is the next best thing. The wall fortifying the Kumbalgarh Fort in Rajasthan has the distinction of being the second largest wall in the world. It is also 15 feet to 25 feet thick and could accommodate eight horses in parallel on its ramparts.

    That wall is one…

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  9. Ashwin Treks To Torna

    Ashwin Treks To Torna

    Originally posted on Smart Shots from Smart Phones:

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    Torna Fort, about 30 kms away from Pune, marked the rise of the greatest Maratha warrior of all time. Shivaji Maharaj was just 16 when he conquered this fort from Adil Shah. This would be the first of 364 forts that he would eventually conquer or build across the state. Like most of his hill forts, Torna too is difficult to get to only one…

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  10. Tati Finds Tranquility in McLeod Ganj

    Tati Finds Tranquility in McLeod Ganj

    Originally posted on Smart Shots from Smart Phones:

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    Mcleoad Ganj, and Dharamshala, is Dalai Lama territory. This little nook in the Himalays has become a home away from conquered home for the 14th Dalai Lama, his followers and Tibetan refugees who fled the Chinese conquest of their Himalayan Kingdom.

    The Dalai Lama came here in 1959 and transformed this tiny, sleepy and salubrious hill…

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