It’s not just the flags; the doors of the buildings have been painted in rainbow colours and so are the benches on the walking street. The rainbow flag is a symbol of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community (together referred to as the ‘LGBTI+’ community). Both Malmö in Sweden, and the Danish capital, Copenhagen, are painted all over in rainbow hues as they were hosting the WorldPride 2021.
This was supposed to be a marquee event in Greater Copenhagen (the Danish capital encompassing the southern Swedish region of Skåne as well). However, the ongoing pandemic made the arrangements difficult. By some estimates, only about 6,000 people showed up instead of more than 20,000 who were expected. Moreover, the centrepiece of the event — the Pride March — was replaced by a series of smaller campaigns. Some would call this event a failure and possibly point it out as a mistake to organise it amidst the pandemic. I think otherwise though.
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Stargazing In Ladakh
Cleaning the dust off the DSLR was all worth it. This ride to go stargazing in Ladakh had many inspirational and joyous moments
CULTURAL & COASTAL CONCOCTION
Home to many undiscovered gems, Tamil Nadu has a lot more to its name than what it’s given credit for!
An Escape To Your Own Private Sanctuary
Hotels, hostels and nothing like home
Paris on a Plate
French delights have a new address in the capital, where all diets go to die
A Rainbow Summer
THIS SUMMER, IN THE CITY WHERE I lIVe, the rainbow flags are everywhere — up in the alleys, on top of buildings, and even outside the important-looking official buildings.
A New DIMENSION
A new adventure awaits every time one ventures into the incredible land of Ladakh. This was an epic ride that afforded unparalleled experiences
FOOD FIT FOR THE GODS
From rice and dal to delectable sweetmeats that make you see stars, Odisha’s culinary diversity is a journey you must make
THE Known UNKNOWN
Beyond the popular — but now routine — Ladakh, lies an infinitely absorbing stretch of the land that offers culture and life little known to the regular traveller — the Zanskar region
Of childhood memories and more
The oldest was thirteen, the youngest six. a day of choices, resilience, strength, friendship and above all, survival, binds six kids on the (mis) adventure of their lives
The other side of the mountain
THERE WAS NO GALE THAT MORNING, and the sea was far, far, away. In fact the Himalayan Pass of Nathu La is 18,380 feet above sea level, according to its board. But, apart from such factual information, whenever we discuss a project the floodgates of our minds spring open releasing a virtual storm of, often conflicting, ideas.
One of the world’s richest countries is poised to become even richer
Legendary Physique Photographer
EUROPEAN ACTIVISTS FIGHT FOR RIGHT TO REPAIR ELECTRONICS
At a table scattered with tools and wires, volunteer repairers sit across from the owners of an assortment of inoperable electronics.
European Activists Fight for Right to Repair Electronics
At a table scattered with tools and wires, volunteer repairers sit across from the owners of an assortment of inoperable electronics. The volunteers at a free “repair cafe” in Copenhagen disassemble and diagnose gadgets while the customers watch, each doing their part for the environment - one broken blender, radio or laptop at a time.
The Culture Club
CAN OUR NUMBER ONE COMPANY MAINTAIN ITS EMPLOYEE-FRIENDLY WORKPLACE THROUGH THE PANDEMIC AND A GROWTH BOOM? WE THINK SO
Once Upon a Time
Host a fabled business event in wonderful Copenhagen.
Countryside Wellness with Marika Blossfeldt
Meet Marika Blossfeldt, founder of Polli Talu (Polli’s Farm), an Estonian wellness retreat by the gentle Baltic Sea. Guests practice mindfulness, yoga and a diet of whole, real foods. We sat down with Marika to find out how you can bring the beneficial magic of Polli Talu into your home.
THESE TIMELESS BUSHCRAFT KNIVES HAVE BEEN UPDATED AND ARE BETTER THAN EVER
Session and solo bassist Leanne Bowes recalls the key moments that took her career to the next level