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The complete guide to: Bangalore travel

The complete guide to: Bangalore travel

Bangalore isn’t a city you visit to knock a specific sight or attraction off your travel bucket list. Don’t get us wrong — there’s a lot to see here, but in Bangalore it’s more about eking out your place in the city, finding that bar or microbrewery that just seems...
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24 hours in: Bangalore

24 hours in: Bangalore

Also referred to as Bengaluru, Bangalore is a cosmopolitan city in India’s deep south. It’s the country’s third largest city, as well as one of its most dynamic. Filled with parks, temples, gardens, busy markets, and historic monuments, Bangalore is also known for its lively nightlife, a burgeoning craft beer scene, and...
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Things to do in: Bangalore

Things to do in: Bangalore

No matter whether you call it Bangalore or Bengaluru, this Indian city is totally worth exploring. Take in a bit of Victorian architecture, explore some lovely parks, dine on great food, and see how this city is taking on Mumbai when it comes to progress. Here’s what you need to...
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Can ‘responsible travel’ really help to alleviate poverty?

Can ‘responsible travel’ really help to alleviate poverty?

Earlier this year I wrote about what a great opportunity 2017 presents having the full force of the UN behind the idea of Sustainable Tourism for Development. That article was well received (thanks!) and everyone seemed supportive of the rationale and sentiment. The point of the initial article was about...
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Lighting up lives in India

Lighting up lives in India

Pollinate Energy is a social business dedicated to improving the lives of India’s urban poor. With a focus on sustainable solutions such as solar lights, Pollinate Energy helps families living in India’s tent slums to reduce indoor pollution from kerosene and wood stoves, enjoy better quality light, and save money. They...
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Forget Black Friday; let’s celebrate #GivingTuesday

Forget Black Friday; let’s celebrate #GivingTuesday

If you’re like us, Black Friday probably doesn’t tend to get you too excited. Battling crowds at the mall and fighting over laptops just isn’t our thing — and we know there are lots of you out there like us who just don’t get the buzz. Something we can get behind, however,...
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The stories behind 8 Indian city nicknames

The stories behind 8 Indian city nicknames

Love ’em or hate ’em, nicknames are inevitable. And we don’t just mean that name your granny from Punjab or your aunt from Canada gave you when you were a kid. Even cities aren’t immune to being graced with nicknames — especially when those cities are in India. The subcontinent...
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Saving lives in India, one lamp at a time

Saving lives in India, one lamp at a time

Pollinate Energy is a social business with a simple mission — to improve the lives of India’s urban poor by giving them access to life-changing and affordable products. With a focus on sustainable solutions, such as portable solar lights and improved cookstoves, people are able to reduce indoor smoke, have...
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Your India travel guide

Your India travel guide

So you’re going to India (cue squeal of excitement!), now what?! You’ve got to figure out what to pack, what movies to inspire you, where to eat, and WHAT TO DO! Well, we’ve got you covered with this ultimate India travel guide — from pinning your must-dos on Pinterest, to answering...
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