Sep 302016
October 2016 Calendar Desktop Wallpaper

Download  October 2016 Calendar Desktop Wallpaper – Super Blood Moon The October 2016 desktop calendar for download presents a unique astronomical phenomenon, known as Super Blood Moon, which is actually different from Blood Moon. Blood Moon, Super Blood Moon you must be wondering what am I talking about ? Well, I have not given these names, these are an astronomical phenomenon to photograph which some people travel thousands to miles to capture them. Check this earlier post if you are wondering “What Is Super Blood Moon” and how I clicked the images of Super Blood Moon and earlier of Blood [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Oct 202016
Search for Singapore Girl and the Red Fedora

The Fall & Rise of Fedora : desi in search of Singapore Girl She is as iconic as the airline she represents. Her smile has launched a million flights from Changi, and countless passengers have missed a heartbeat on seeing her for the first time, such is the charm of the iconic Singapore Girl.  I first met her on a transatlantic flight from Delhi to Los Angeles and immediately was smitten by her smile, charms, professionalism and above all the grace with which she carries herself. As an aspiring wannabe travel photographer, I keep on trying new projects when I [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Oct 122016
Asus Zenfone 3 “Built for Photography”

A review for Zenfone 3 – A Camera Phone Built for Photography Asus the global electronics giant from Taiwan has launched new frontier products in India at a fast pace. I was eagerly awaiting for their latest addition to the Smartphone market the Asus Zenfone 3 built for photography. So when I received a brand-new handset from Asus to test with a focus on its photographic capabilities, I was more than happy to experiment with the various modes, especially the manual mode on Zenfone 3. What does manual mode on a Phone Camera means to a travel photographer: In [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Oct 102016
My First Day in Leh: Overcoming  Fears of AMS or Acute Mountain Sickness

How I spent my first day in Leh trying to avoid AMS  So this is a monologue and some boring details about my first day in Leh. Those of you looking for something interesting about “ How going to Leh changed my life” kind of post, please stop reading right here, remember, this is desi Traveler Blog not desi Giani Baba blog. Anyways those of you still with me let us begin my Leh Yatra: It was not my first trip to high altitude, but first via a flight. Experienced Himalayan explorers say a road trip acclimatize you better [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Oct 092016
Revisiting Puja Memories:  With Love from Kolkata

The Joy Of Puja: Because Every Puja is Special Note from desi Traveler: There is Puja festivities everywhere, so I asked our friends to share their Puja Memories from Kolkata and other places.  I have my own fond memories of Puja in Kolkata, going from one Pandal to another trying to figure out what is happening all around me. But then I gave up and just joined the crowd in celebrating. Such is the joy of joining a Sarbojanin Durga Puja or the community Puja. But then there are very special Pujas that happen in Bengali homes in Kolkata that [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Oct 032016
New Platinum Etios from Toyota India

As an avid traveler and somebody who regularly goes on road trips Cars, are an integral part of my journeys.  So whenever there is a new car in the Indian market I immediately want to check it out. As a traveler and parent who travel with kids, I always look for the following in any new car Safety Comfort Quality Looks Mileage So when I learned about the Brand New Platinum Etios sedan from Toyota I wanted to check her out on the above parameters.  As a parent driving with kids on the great Indian highways, safety is my [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Oct 022016
Cactus Garden Changi Airport Singapore

Where Is The Most Amazing Cactus Garden in Singapore ? I have written in detail about the Butterfly Garden in Changi Airport Singapore, where I had spent a leisurely afternoon photographing butterflies. But there are other gardens also at Changi Airport Singapore like Sunflower Garden Cactus Garden Lily Pond Enchanted Garden Orchid Garden just to name the few. Each garden at Changi Airport has its own charm and taking you to a different world without taking a flight 🙂 .  I stumbled on the Cactus Garden at Changi Airport by chance.  I was looking for a good vantage point [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Sep 302016
A Preview of Playboy Cafe Gurgaon

desi Traveler goes to the preview of Playboy Cafe Gurgaon I am not much of a foodie and even less of a launch guy, but  I am open to change. So when I was invited to a preview of Playboy Café Gurgaon, I decided to give it a try.  I mean who can say no to an invitation to one of the most iconic brands in the world – Playboy. Not only the Playboy brand iconic in every sense it has been able to successfully branch out from its core themE without diluting the original brand appeal. Here I [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Sep 292016
How To Overcome Low Internet Bandwidth in Remote Travel Locations

Traveling in slow internet bandwidth areas I take pride in calling myself an early adopter of technology and have been a power user of Internet for almost two decades.  At my home and office, I use a 100 Mbps dedicated leased line and a 4G connection on my mobile phone.  I think I left patience in last century somewhere and decided never to wait for my videos and images. I love the high-speed internet, but the major challenge is that not all places have high-speed internet, especially all my favorite places to travel like Spiti or recently visited Ladakh [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Sep 282016

Mouth Watering Savouries I brought from Punjab My biggest joy of being a travel blogger is interacting with other bloggers and look at the world from their eyes.  I have been fortunate to discover some wonderful travel writers and photographers during my journey as a travel blogger and have been fortunate enough to collaborate with some of them.  So I was very happy when Chaitali Patel who pens Maps Stamps Memories  asked me to contribute a post about ” Food souvenirs From Punjab”, I jumped at the opportunity and recollected my Roadtrip to Punjab last year and what all I [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]