Jun 302015
 
July 2015 Calendar- Download Desktop Wallpaper

July 2015 calendar desktop wallpaper: A playful Elephant Calf Half of 2015  is already gone, and monsoon is already showering relief from heat in most of the country while rest of us eagerly await for the first Monsoon Showers.  In the meantime I share with you the July  2015 desktop calendar to download. But first a bit about the picture: The picture was taken at the Elephant Camp in Dubare in Coorg as the calf discovered the cloth in the river next to a rock and decided to play with it. The behavior was not very different from a [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jun 292015
 
Frame The Star Contest

Clicking Mercedes Benz for Frame The Star Contest I am typing this post sitting next to a cosy fireplace in the end of June. No I am not kidding I am in Chikmagalur  hills famous for their coffee and black-pepper plantations. I am here in this beautiful bungalow all excited about this contest called “Frame The Star “, conducted by Better Photography magazine along with Mercedez Benz India. The contest is very simple there are 3 stages, in stage one contestants submitted their car pictures to the magazine portal. A total of 30 participants were chosen for the second round. Some [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jun 272015
 
Welcome To Singapore: A curtain raiser to Visit Singapore

desi Visits Singapore I slept most of the smooth flight from Chennai in India to Changi Airport in Singapore, only to be awakened by the sonorous announcement that we have reached Singapore and we need to stay seated till the plane comes to a complete halt. But the plane load of desis had other plan and suddenly everybody was up trying to open the over head locker bins, phones were switch on and all the hull gulla that desis do when  excited started. Point to ponder: I have never been able to understand why everybody tries to get first [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jun 262015
 
Experiential Travel in Jordan

Jordan Travel Experiences Evolution is the essence of life and those who do not evolve join dinosaurs. We travelers too continue to evolve over our journeys, for there is no better teacher than travel. While some time I say I am an MBBS MD traveler just to showcase how different travelers like to bracket themselves, today I want to delve a bit more serious topic. In last few years I found that experiential travel makes me the happiest and more engaged with the places and people I visit.  Let me try to explain starting as a typical tourist I [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jun 232015
 
Arabian Nights at Feynan Eco Lodge Jordan - Review

Sustainability at its best: Feynan Eco Lodge in Dana Biosphere Reserve Jordan By the time you realize that the Arabian nights has 1000s of tales you are hooked. One story leads to another and there are so many subplots that you can keep whole of Hollywood and Bollywood directors busy in making movies on them, such is the complexity of these simple tales that in the end connect you to a world that now only exists in fairy tales or in pockets of exotica like Petra, Wadi Rum and Feynan Eco Lodge. If you are like me you may [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jun 232015
 
A shy photographer’s guide to clicking people : My experience in people photography

How to overcome  your fear of photographing people on your travels   A few days ago I wrote a post where I shared how I overcame my fear of clicking strangers on my travels and slowly started clicking people during my travels. This has really helped me as a travel photographer as I believe travel photography is incomplete without clicking  people. Below is the article with a link to the original one that was published on The Alternative. I travel when possible, and I love to click pictures of people who I see on the streets. The challenge that I [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jun 202015
 
International Yoga Day  - June 21st

Some pictures of people practicing Yoga – Celebrating the International Yoga Day June 21st is International Yoga day and India has reasons to cheer up for the same. As Yoga originated in India and with help of various evangelist today is most popular form of exercise practiced by millions of people worldwide.  From Bareily to Brazil from Nanded to New York from Ram Nagar to Russia you will find people practicing yoga every day. For yoga is considered to be the only form of exercise that nurtures your mind body and soul. While the sutras that govern various asanas or [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jun 162015
 
Tigerair website Ticket booking experience

Sharing My experience of Booking Tickets on Tigerair Website I hope you have read my post about my post about Top 7 Things to do in Singapore -in my earlier post.  As part of my continuing research I visited the website of Tigerair who are my hosts for this trip along with Singapore Tourism Board I have never traveled by Tigerair earlier so was curious to know more about them and see what kind of airline they are.  So here are some screenshots with my comments about the experience on trying to book the ticket from India to Singapore on [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jun 162015
 
Top 7 Things I plan to do in Singapore

My Wishlist for my Singapore Trip Statement A: I have been to Singapore airport many times. Statement B: I have never been to Singapore Wondering what this puzzle is? Well I have changed planes many times at the Changi Airport in Singapore during my trips to USA, but as I was always short of time, I could never take a vacation and visit Singapore. But things are about to change and by the time you read this post I will be on my way to the Singapore of the city of Lion as Singa is from  Sanskrit =Singh meaning [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jun 132015
 
Dhankar Lake Trek in Spiti

Trekking to Dhankar Lake from Dhankar Monastery in Spiti I am not much of a trekker, at least not anymore ever since I worked really hard ( or hardly ?) to acquire that extra tire around my waist.  So most of the treks I go now are short quick treks where after a few hours I can sit and watch clouds make patterns in the sky while I plot my next best seller novel ( yes there are a few stories deep inside me, and don’t ask me what stage of writing I am ).  One such trek I [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]