India-based journalist, photographer and videographer, worked with Outlook Traveller, Swagat and written for Mail:

There’s something about historic places and Chungnam in South Korea has a lot of history. “As proven by the bronze remains found across the Chungnam region and the Paleolithic remains in Seokjangri-dong, Gongju found in 1964, people have settled in the Chungnam region since the Prehistoric Age. Furthermore, most areas of Chungcheongnam-do were the norther border areas during the Three Hans Period. Wolji State (Mokji State) with the political initiative as the hub of Mahan at that time was estimated to be located around the present Jiksan-eup, Cheonan. It is also estimated that 15 small states among the 54 states of Mahan were distributed in the Chungcheongnam-do region.”

What’s special about Chungnam?

“Chungcheongnam-do is becoming the ‘Capital of Welfare in Korea’ by successfully solving three crises low birth rate, aging society and social polarization and revitalizing the economy,” says Yang Seung-jo, the governor of Chungcheongnam-do.

In Chungcheongnam-do, around 100 festivals are held annually, and 27million tourists enjoy these festivals.

Boryeong Mud Festival is held every July in Boryeong-si for 10 days.

3 Places On My Bucket List in South Korea

Hantan River, South korea

A business or a media trip is perhaps a good way to get introduced to a country. But exploration needs time. I fell in love with the weather, discipline and cleanliness in South Korea during my visit in 2015 (on invitation…

Examples of and Countermeasures to Fake News and The Future of the Journalism at WJC 2020

Forging global relations, the World Journalists Conference 2020 focused on a problem that has pervaded our world, colored our thinking and troubled our senses — fake news.

The conference is an annual ritual by…

The year 2020 will go down in history as the year when the world came to a standstill. Covid-19 has changed the way we live, work, eat and sleep. Despite this slow pace and changing cultures, the Journalists Association of Korea kept its annual ritual of a global conference for promoting peace between the two Koreas alive. Since 2013, the association has been inviting journalists from across the world to showcase their country, share their efforts to promote peace between the two Koreas and turning the World Journalists’ Conference into a remarkable global platform for public diplomacy and exchanging news and views. I was an esteemed guest in 2015.

I saw the beautiful nation for a week and came back with more beautiful memories. And then in August 2020, I received an invite to attend World Journalists’ Conference 2020 via Zoom. Not the one to miss a chance on what colleagues across the world were doing, I marked…

Cited as the ‘Arab Capital of Culture’ by UNESCO in 1998 and ‘Islamic Culture Capital’ by ISESCO in 2014, Sharjah hosted the ninth edition of the annual Sharjah Light Festival from February 6–16, 2019.

Aquatic Parade at Khalid Lagoon, Sharjah, UAE

Themed ‘Culture and Family,’ over 1.2mn visitors came to the creative extravaganza. The festival showcased the emirate’s cultural and architectural heritage. Spread across 17 venues (including Kalba and Khorfakkan), it was a dazzling affair with 20 shows in 11 days.

The creative team comprised light artists, lighting designers and…

Experiencing Jaipur through oral stories, a large group of visually impaired dared to come out of a safe shell to explore the pink city.

Inside Amer Fort, Jaipur,Rajasthan, India

“Travel is our birthright,” says Preeti Monga passionately. Watching the beautiful 60-year-old, it’s difficult to believe that she lost her eyesight just 21 days after her birth. “The doctors say it was reaction to small pox vaccine,” she smiles confidently, husband Ashwini holding her hand. We are standing near…

Ambica Gulati

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