India by train — with dogs? One couple shares their story

(CNN) — It’s a cool November morning, and my husband and I are waiting at a crowded railway station in New Delhi, India, about to set off on yet another journey with our furry travel companions, Marco-polo and Tigress. Now accustomed to train travel, the dogs are eager to board the first car they see. A sea of people stares at us, some asking why we are traveling with them, laughing at us. Others question us about the dogs’ breeds — a mixed coonhound and an Indie. More people come over to join the…

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Mussoorie, a magical story listening in the hills

Mussoorie, situated in the mountains of Garhwal, gives all the people who visit this place with an outstanding view of the mountains and also of the whole Doon Valley that lies below. This was once the favorite holiday spot for all the British and today, it still retains the reputation of being the most sought after holiday destination for Indians and people across the world. Located at a sky high altitude of 1880 meters above the sea level, this hill gives a picturesque view to one and all visiting the…

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Hadley Freeman: so the privately educated are the new underclass? Spare me the sob story

No one likes to think that their success has at least as much to do with their parents forking out as it does their own hard work Eton College, Berkshire. Photograph: Corbis Ihave lived in Britain – mainly on, sometimes off – for 25 years, but there are still two things about this country I don’t understand. Number one: why do so many of your classic TV shows have such bizarre titles? Last Of The Summer Wine? Only Fools And Horses? Can you imagine what it was like to move…

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