Vinod Pouranik

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Former Afghan president Hamid Karzai criticises foreign-led combat against Taliban

Hamid Karzai says commanders fighting Taliban who ask US military ‘to bomb Afghanistan are not representing the Afghan people’<p>International efforts to help Afghan security forces regain control of territory taken by the Taliban are doing more harm than good, the former president of Afghanistan has …

How to Have the Perfect Day in Nashville

<i>by Chris Chamberlain, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Courtesy The Treehouse<p><i>Whether you're in town for a layover or you only have time for one amazing meal, here's an easy way to get the most from Music City.</i><p>If you only have a day to spend in Music City, leave the hordes of tourists behind on Lower Broad and …

5 Affordable Off-Peak Destinations Worth a Visit This Fall

Many associate the end of summer with the return to the grind -- but it doesn't have to be so! As professional vacationers (hey, it actually can be a lot of work -- and someone's got to do it), we here at Oyster.com would beg to differ. The fall season can actually be a prime time for a getaway; …

Pisco Sours, Sunshine, and El Nino in Portillo, Chile

Photo: Liam Doran<p>South America quickly became the focus of the ski world when a possible record breaking storm—think nearly 20 feet of powder—popped up on the radar late this summer. The Freeride World Tour even scheduled a last-minute qualifier in September to take advantage of the region’s …

Lost and Found in Uganda

I'd spent the past couple days gorilla trekking in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. This afternoon, I decided to go wandering around Kanungu instead. I walked down through a valley, and across the Munyanga River towards the forest.<p>Soon I was both a bit lost, and had a group of 12-14 boys (guessing …

Six Hurricane-Proof Caribbean Vacations

Hurricane season runs June 1 through November 30, and although summer’s all but over the Caribbean’s discounted rates during shoulder-season (now, …

Toronto's Harry Potter Bar Has Clues Only Wizards Will Recognize

Mischief managed.<p>To a muggle, The Lockhart bar looks like any other charming hipster establishment.<p>But to a Hogwarts expert, it's <i>so</i> much more.<p>The bar, which opened last week in Toronto, makes no mention of Harry Potter on its website, on its menu or in its decor. But true fans will notice all sorts …

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