Postcards from our February 2016 issue

PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC: Bubbling up: Medieval cobbles, red roofs, musicians on street corners and marionettes hanging in windows – Prague is sheer poetry. As I walked around the old town, I came across this “bubble guy.” He was a performer in love with his craft as well as with the applause of his audience. I had read Prague was magical and I saw that for myself that winter afternoon.


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RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK, RAJASTHAN: Oh, deer! It’s rare to get a perfect shot in the wild, but I managed to get one, thanks to this male spotted deer striking a pose for the camera. Spotted deer is the most common deer species in Indian forests. Their antlers, which they shed annually, are usually three-pronged.
NORTHERN IRELAND, THE UNITED KINGDOM: Bridging the gap: The Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge is a tourist attraction in itself, much like our own Laxman Jhula in Haridwar. I took a day-trip from Dublin to see this bridge, which connects the mainland to the island of Carrickarede. Crossing this 20-metre-long bridge was quite an adventure – it shook with every step, making walking across it an exhilarating experience.
Photographer: PRAVIN SHEKAR