May 012016
 
May 2016 Calendar Download Desktop Wallpaper – Prayer Flags Kunzum Pass

  May 2016 Desktop Calendar Wallpaper Let us welcome the month of May, one of the hottest in North India with some cool breeze from Kunzum Pass, fluttering the prayer flags surrounding the gompas there. If you have ever been to any place with Buddhist Monasteries you must have noticed the colorful Buddhist flags, that flutter in the piercing cold mountain air. When I first saw them in Sikkim during  a college trip, I was so captivated with the colorful flags that I got one for me. But as a solitary flag does not put much of a show, [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

May 012016
 
Selfies & Images clicked with OPPO F1 Plus Selfie Expert

OPPO F1 Plus Selfies clicked and compared with iPhone 6s Further to my post about unboxing of OPPO F1 Plus, I decided to take the Selfie Expert to town and click some pictures, during our Chandni Chowk Insta Food Walk.  I was surrounded by foodies and selfie lovers who all wanted to try the new phone.  The new Selie Expert was an instant hit with all and a lot of selfies were clicked around. As we were roaming the bylanes of Chandni Chowk, the OPPO F1 Plus was passed around and people clicked selfies with it. But I also [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Apr 292016
 
Birding on a Canoe Ride in Satpura National Park

Sunset Canoe Ride & Birding In Satpura National Park Last time I visited Denwa Backwater Escape, on the periphery of Satpura Tiger Reserve, I was with Wife Jee and kids and we had a great time. So when I was invited by Pugdundee Safaris to visit Satpura once again I was indeed looking forward to it.  The fact that Wife Jee and kids were not happy on my solo visit is another story but I will not spill our family beans here. So on a hot afternoon, I arrived at Denwa Backwater Escape and the moment I met Chinmay [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Apr 262016
 
Unboxing of OPPO F1 Plus the latest Selfie Expert

My Latest Camera Phone – OPPO F1 Plus Selfie Expert A few days ago, I attended the launch of OPPO F1 Plus Camera phone, where ace cricketer Yuvraj Singh unveiled the phone. In a world cluttered with phones, camera phones,  smart phones, super smartphones and all other combinations and permutations, one thing stands out in the OPPO F1 Plus and that is its 16 MP selfie camera. Yes, you read it right the selfie camera for OPPO F1 Plus is a jaw-dropping 16 MP. So when I received the latest phone from OPPO to test it out and review, [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Apr 202016
 
World Heritage Day Walk in Mehrauli with INTACH

INTACH Heritage Walk in Mehrauli Archaeological  Park April 18 is World Heritage Day, aka known as International Day for Monuments and Sites.  So desi Traveler went on his own little jaunt with INTACH Delhi Chapter for a little heritage tour of Mehrauli Archaeological  Park. Now this was not my first visit to Mehrauli, nor it will be last, for Mehrauli has more history per square meter than any other place in Delhi. And this history spans more than a thousand years from the Pre-Islam days in India to all the way to British times, all this you can cover in [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Apr 162016
 
The Ancient Barbecue - Banta Gola Festival

desi Street Food – Banta Gola Festival At The Ancient Barbecue Now you must be wondering when did I start going to food festivals and writing food critique ? Well, note again dear reader, note the rustic, rugged, 4 letter word that forms the headline of this post just above this paragraph. Yes, you got it that rustic, rugged word is ” desi ” which got my attention when I received an invitation to check out the desi Street Food Festival . The moment I read my favorite 4 letter word, I was interested in checking it out. Then started [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Apr 112016
 
Working Donkeys of Petra & the one who quit his job

Watching Donkeys of Petra: We are like that only So my recent post was about Mules, earlier I had written a post about Horses, so a smart Alec pointed out to me in a DM what about Donkeys? So to respect the sentiments of my donkey loving friend, who felt I am discriminating against Donkeys here is my post about Donkeys or to be more specific Donkeys Of Petra. But to set the record straight I suggest you read the post about Mules as a mule is 50% Donkey. Done? Good, let me go back to my visit to the [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Apr 082016
 
desi Travel Digest March - Clicking Pictures Capturing Souls

desi Travel Digest March – Photographers Who Create Magic For me, photography is something magical, mystical that gives the photographer immense power. This power is not something negative like the word is normally associated with. But the power photographers command is something very creative that brings out the very best in both the subject as well as the artist, in front of the world that lesser mortals  like me who are tone-deaf equivalent of photography are totally mesmerized by. And look at the images created by these magicians behind the shutter and just say WOW! So dear readers in [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Apr 072016
 
Butterfly Garden - Changi Airport Singapore

Clicking Butterflies At Changi Airport Singapore I am sure just like me you too were fascinated by butterflies as a kid. Well, who can blame you for butterflies are one of the most colorful, delicate and mysterious creatures . I mean who can look at a hairy, caterpillar blissfully chomping on leaves and can predict what it will become as a grownup.?  So what we are cannot be defined by only one aspect of our life or personality. Let me try to make some sense. An airport is an airport is an airport unless it is Changi International Airport [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Apr 052016
 
Man and Mule- Stories from Kangra Valley Railway

Samloti – The One Horse Town on Kangra Valley Railway in Himachal This post is not much about travel, so please feel free to skip it, unless you want to encourage the forgotten art of storytelling the desi way. So let us begin from the beginning of the road trip to Kangra as part of Rahi On Road trip series. It was not part of the planned trip. But then what is the fun in sticking to the plan ? Especially when there is no plan. Driving in the picturesque landscape of Nagrota Bagwan in Kangra, we noticed two [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]