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History of the Royal Madras Yacht Club (RMYC)

History of the Royal Madras Yacht Club (RMYC)

The Royal Madras Yacht Club as founded by Sir Francis Spring, the first Chairman of the Madras Port Trust in 1911, then it was known as the Madras Sailing Club. The Club was accorded ‘Royal’ status by a Warrant from the Sovereign of the United Kingdom and the name was changed to ‘The Royal Madras Yacht Club’The apex sailing national body – Yachting Association of India was formed in 1960 and the same year RMYC was affiliated to it. The highly decorated Field Marshall Sam Manekshaw  laid the foun

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20 Backpackers Hostels In India That Every Traveller Should Know.

Low on budget but love travelling? Step aside, hotels from the days of yore! With crunched timelines and the high costs of hotel bookings, backpackers’ hostels in India are growing to be a very popular concept among young travellers in India. Gone are the days when hostels used to be an alien concept. Travellers these days like the convenience and low cost associated with backpackers hostels.So first of all what exactly is a backpacker’s hostel?Reading the above two lines you would have guessed

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11 Indian Triathlon Athletes Who Have Won The Ironman Title

11 Indian Triathlon Athletes Who Have Won The Ironman Title

The internet basically lost its composure entirely when 50-year-old Milind Soman managed to complete the Ironman triathlon at Zurich earlier this year. It was partly his age and partly his celebrity status that got him to collect the volume of accolades he did. Though we doubt any man who can swim, run, and cycle across chosen terrains for kilometres at a stretch, for over 15 hours, is in it for the fame at all. To win the title of ‘Ironman,’ participants are required to complete a 3.8 kilometre

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Wingsuit Flying Record in India

Wingsuit Flying Record in India

An Indian will attempt a High Altitude Wingsuit Flight from an altitude of 20,000 feet and fly as far & as long as possible till he opens his parachute at 4,000 feet.He will use a Hot Air Balloon to reach the altitude of 20,000 feet and DRDO is supporting by provisioning High Altitude survival equipment (Oxygen system) through Defence Bio-Engineering and Electro-Medical
Laboratory (DEBEL).This, first of its kind attempt in India, will establish four new Asian records in Wingsuit Flying1. Longes

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Wild Encounters – Bandhavgarh

Wild Encounters – Bandhavgarh

When I was invited recently to be a part of the Madhya Pradesh Travel Mart,I had a tough choice to make – to visitany one of  the two famed National parks of the state – Bandhavgarh or Kanha.I finally decided on the former and soon I found myself outside the Park on a chilly morning on the last day of October. In spite of having been on numerous safaris for the last 13 years, tigers had still remained elusive to my sight.The safari I did before this in Madhya Pradesh’s Pench was a no show as far

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Waging war on the poaching trade

Waging war on the poaching trade

Hero dogs skydiving 7,500 ft out of helicopter into danger zones to snare hunters  slaughtering elephants and rhinos in the African bush. Sounds right out of a script from Hollywood, doesn’t it?Conservationists waging war on the multi-million pound poaching trade have employed a new breed of operatives to help them catch poaching criminals.Equipped with goggles, harnesses, muzzles and earmuffs, dogs are being trained to skydive from 7,500ft into danger zones and snare poachers.Giant, Killer, Ve

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Adventure Rock Hill opens for visitors

Adventure Rock Hill opens for visitors

The ‘Adventure Rock Hill’ at Jatayupara Nature Park, Kerala’s first build operate transfer (BOT) model eco-tourism project rechristened as Jatayu Earth’s Center, is now open for travellers and visitors. It covers four hills at Chadayamangalam in the Kollam district, and the park will be fully operational by April 2018.This Rock Hill will be open for groups of 10-100 people, with an entry fee of Rs 3,500 per person. This adventure zone provides over 20 different games including paintball, archer

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Sea lions unique adaptation in Galapagos coast

Sea lions unique adaptation in Galapagos coast

A stounding footage of the Galapagos sea lions hunting was perhaps the highlight of the latest Blue Planet II. For the first time ever, these marine mammals were filmed working as a pack to drive tuna fish in to shallow and rocky waters where they could be caught. The Yellowfin tuna generally possess the ability to swim faster than most predators, except the fastest sharks and the marlins. However,the much slower sea lions were able to outsmart them thanks to an amazing display of movement and c

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