May 012019
 
Free Download May 2019 desi Traveler Wallpaper Calendar - Amaltas Tree In Bloom

 May 2019 Wallpaper Calendar – Indian Laburnum Tree / Golden Shower In Bloom   The May 2019 Wallpaper Calendar from desi Traveler is an image you may have seen a few times already. It is the Amaltas aka Indian Laburnum Tree or Golden shower called so due to its golden yellow flowers that give an illusion of Gold Necklaces hanging from the tree. But first a bit of the back story about my love for Amaltas trees. I have always loved trees, more so flowering trees. Growing up I was torn between the Ruby Red flowers of Gulmohur and [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Apr 252019
 
Sultanpur National Park Gurgaon -Trip Report

My Latest Visit To Sultanpur National Park February 2019 Why I am writing a post about a visit to Sultanpur National Park that I did in February 2019 in April? Trust me this is not due to my recent lazy traveler avatar ( actually it is more of a lazy blogger as I am traveling a bit only not writing that much ) I have totally lost track of the number of times I have been to Sultanpur Wildlife Sanctuary and in last few years each trip has been more saddening than the last one. From the winding road [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Apr 182019
 
Jet Airways - A Trip Down The Memory Lane

Is It Final Landing For Jet Airways?   Just a couple of hours ago, I read a tweet that today will be the last flight of Jet Airways. I could not believe my eyes. I am no financial analyst to know in and out of Jet Airways’ inside numbers, nor do I claim to be in the know of the latest happenings in the world of aviation. But I have many fond memories of Jet Airways that are coming back as this sad news sinks in. After the turbulent start of private airlines in India, we had seen many [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Apr 022019
 
All You Wanted To Know About Travel PAJAMAS

A Few FUN  Facts About TRAVEL PAJAMAS Online & Print Magazine    So yesterday while walking in the evening I was wondering what the hell has happened to the fun of traveling? While I do firmly believe and practice that to be able to do discretionary travel is a privilege, a blessing, from the benign Universe given to the chosen one. So that basically means you are blessed to be able to travel at will while for most of the people on earth travel is either a function of a dire need like traveling for job/family function or deeply [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Apr 012019
 
Free Download April 2019 desi Traveler Wallpaper Calendar – An Evening In Bali

Download Free Copy of April 2019 Wallpaper Calendar – A Surfer On A Bali Beach   Bali is an island of legends, both natural like the volcanoes and manmade one like the temples of Bali that with their unique architectural beauty takes you to a different world.  But in my opinion, the true legend of Bali unfolds on its beautiful beaches especially around dusk when the Sun, Sky, and Sea join hand to mesmerize you with ever-changing drama.  The April 2019 Wallpaper Calendar is about one such mesmerizing evening from the Kuta Beach in Bali. From a photography point of view, [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Mar 152019
 
A Visit to Annamrita Food Relief Foundation Mid Day Meal Base Kitchen in Gurgaon

ISKCON Food Relief Foundation (Annamrita) Gurgaon Kitchen Visit   Nowadays it is fashionable to self certify ourselves as Traveler, Photographer, Wanderer, Connosieur of arts, an aficionado of God knows what and Foodie, etc.  I have always taken these claims ( including my own that I may have uttered in a carb-induced coma) with a pinch of salt and some red hot chili peppers.  While in today’s hedonistic times’ food has been trivialized to a social media post clicked to perfection, totally forgetting our sacred tradition of food being Naivedya meaning’ Offering to God’. Even today in most Indian homes food [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Mar 012019
 
Free Download March 2019 desi Traveler Wallpaper Calendar - Merlion Singapore

Download Free Copy of March 2019 Wallpaper Calendar – Singapore Merlion in Night I was initially in two minds whether to include this long exposure image of Singapore Merlion in the annual calendar or not as it has been used for the promotion of the annual desi Traveler Calendar Contest on various social media. But then many of the readers who participated in the contest mentioned in messages to me that they would like to see this image in the desi Traveler Annual Calendar. As I also like this image a lot I decided to keep this image for [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Feb 272019
 
Portraits from Araku Valley Andhra Pradesh

Faces from Araku Andhra Pradesh   When I first visited Araku Valley, in Andhra Pradesh, all I had with me was a 2 MP Nokia phone to click images. We did have a Nikon Point and shoot camera, but for some reason, almost all the images I clicked on that trip were from my original SST Phone ( Sasta Sunder Tikau Phone). After that, I have been to Araku Valley again and last time besides my SST Phone I also had my trusted Nikon DSLR.  Continuing my series on portraits, in this post let me share some Portraits from [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Feb 012019
 
Free Download February 2019 desi Traveler Wallpaper Calendar

Download Free Copy of February 2019 Wallpaper Calendar – Dubai Flamingo The new year is already old, Ah!  the speed with which time flies. So let us welcome February with the hopes of an early spring and a very very late Summer :P.  For the February 2019 Wallpaper Calendar, we have this reflection of a Flamingo I clicked in Dubai. If you think Dubai is only about the skyscrapers and dazzling malls & souks full of Arabian Night memorabilia then you my friend must read this post about the nature conservation side of Dubai. For right in the heart [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jan 262019
 
Portraits From Kerala - God's Own Country

 People Who Make Kerala -God’s Own Country Normally if you ask me which is my favorite state to travel in India I will give you some Global Gyan, a random quote or two from Shree Tolkien Jee, and if I am in a pensive mood I may even invoke Rumi. All that just to make sure that other states of India may not feel jealous of Kerala, my favorite state in India, but hey can you blame me? When it comes to Kerala even God decided to play favorites and decided to make Kerala her home.  ( Yes God is [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]