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Forts With History in India – A Photo Essay

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Bekal Beach; Kerala; India; beach; sea; sand; sky; uasatish; forts with history;
Beach Below Bekal Fort

Forts with history have been around for hundreds of years. They help in protecting an area or kingdom from enemy attacks. The strong fort walls of masonry and stone shielded the garrison from bombardment. Arthashastra, the ancient Indian thesis on military strategy, economics and statecraft, mentions six different types of forts. …

Rivers – A Photo Essay

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Rivers flow close to many towns and cities. Cities near rivers and seas have two big advantages: commerce and sustainability. For example, Kochi, Kolkata and Mangalore have big ports and are also major fishing centres.

It was inevitable that I came across rivers, big and small, in my travels within and outside India.

1. Amstel River

 

Amstel River; Amsterdam; Netherlands; rivers; uasatish;

Amsterdam is one of the towns that sprung around …

Beaches – A Photo Essay

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Bekal Beach; Kerala; India; beach; sea; sand; sky; uasatish;
Beach Below Bekal Fort

Beaches hold a fascination for many people. Now that summer is upon us, it is perhaps the right time to present some photos of beaches that I have been to. “I love the beach. I love the sea. All my life I live within – in front of the sea.” These are the words of  Rafael Nadal, popular tennis star. …