Dec 012017
 
December 2017 Calendar Desktop Wallpaper- Hornbill Festival Kohima Nagaland

Hornbill Festival on December 2017  Calendar Wallpaper Can you believe this December 2017 is already here & we will soon be welcoming  2018 !!  I have heard about time flying but here it seems to be in Warp Mode going through intergalactic space. Ah! But December also brings us the colorful Hornbill Festival in Kohima Nagaland. While the capital city Kohima is a modern hill town with all the exact same problems that the Simlas, Nainitals & Ootys of the world face. It is the annual congregation of the Naga Tribes in the Naga Heritage Village Kisama, 12 KM [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Nov 142017
 
Annual Travel Calendar Contest Alert: Win 2018 desi Traveler Calendar

 Win A 2018 desi Traveler Annual Limited Edition Calendar     Like most things on desi Traveler, the annual Travel Calendar Contest is also a bit delayed ( OK delayed a lot ), but I am aware of the same and in order to make up for the lost time I am upping the ante and we are going full throttle asap. While 2017 has been a wonderful year in all aspects,  on travel front I decided to take it easy & spent more time on consolidating things that require my physical presence in the city. This meant I had [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Dec 132017
 
My Experience of Visiting Hornbill Festival Kohima Nagaland

The Colors & Faces of Hornbill Festival From My Camera They call Hornbill Festival Kohima Nagaland as the festival of festivals as during Hornbill Festival the diverse Naga tribes come together at the Kisama Heritage Village about 12 KM outside of state capital Kohima to collectively celebrate the Naga cultural heritage.  I must confess that my knowledge of North East India in general and Nagaland, in particular, is very poor and I can assure you most of  Indians who are not from North East know exactly as much as I know about North East that is  “ZERO”. We who [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Dec 072017
 
November 2017 Travel Digest Crowd Sourced from Instagram

Around the world with desi Travel digest November 2017   Even if you did not step out of your home in November you would have heard about the Padmavati controversy. Everybody has their own theory or version, and as an average person, I have no means of knowing what is exact truth in this case. As my knowledge of both movies and history is limited, my interest in Queen Padmavati is totally travel related and nobody can deny the fact that Chittorgarh in Rajasthan is known as the fort where she lived and all the legends/facts/myths associated with Rani Padmavati are [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Dec 042017
 
There Is a New NOVOTEL In Chennai OMR

Opening Of  Combo NOVOTEL & ibis Chennai, OMR Chennai is always hot I am told as far as seasons go, but Chennai is also the hot destination for IT -BPO and automobile majors opening up their offices, factories etc. in India. Where there are businesses there are travelers and where there are travelers we have hotels catering to them. What starts as simple factory or IT/ Back-office, soon leads to transformation of a community, job generation and overall development in infrastructure. Anyways a  couple of weeks back your friendly neighborhood desi Traveler was in Chennai on a special invitation by [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Nov 072017
 
October 2017 Travel Digest Crowd Sourced from Instagram

Guess what we have for the October 2017 desi Traveler digest?   The October 2017 desi Travel digest is here and once again we have some beautiful images from around the world. Good to see many international travelers also sharing their images and many of the veteran desi Travelers have also continued to share their images for desi Travel digest. I have tried to keep a healthy balance of new as well as repeat travelers as both are welcome to participate in the monthly travel digest. As I am currently running a series on Ladakh on my own Instagram [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Nov 062017
 
My Experiments in Photography With Infinix Hot 4 Pro

  Diwali & The Case of Donut Photography With Infinix Hot 4 Pro The problem with declaring yourself a travel blogger is that people assume that you are always traveling.  And now that I have declared myself to be a “Top Ka Travel Blogger from India” people assume I am always traveling to exotic destinations. But truth is that I travel much less than many of mine corporate type friends spend more time in flights than they spend in their homes or even office. As for me, I am equally happy going to my neighborhood if something interesting is [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Nov 052017
 
Stunning Ladakh Time Lapse Captured by Somabrata Pramanik

Watch Ladakh Time Lapse Captured by Somabrata Pramanik In these Ladakh Time Lapse videos, Somabrata Pramanik takes us on a beautiful journey over the moonscape of Ladakh. Time passes in slow motion in Ladakh, more so when you are on a leisurely journey to capture the beauty of the rugged region on your camera. IT professional and photographer went one step further and he captured the movement of time in slow motion using Time  Lapse technique the result is to be seen to be believed.  Over to Somabrata : The City of Leh in Time Lapse -From Leh Palace [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Oct 312017
 
November 2017 Calendar Desktop Wallpaper- Pasir Timbul Magic Beach Raja Ampat Indonesia

Pasir Timbul Beach- Where Magic Happens on November 2017 Calendar Wallpaper   Have you have watched this movie “Pirates of the Caribbean” in one of the sequels, the hero dies but with one wish that he is to meet his beloved once a year on a special occasion when the heavens and earth meet and dawn and dusk hug and fire and ice dance or something similar. Net-net magic types happens once a year on that island and you need to be dead to be there. But as I am not very fond of being dead I decided to [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Oct 172017
 
September 2017 desi Travel Digest From Instagram

The September 2017  Instagram Images From desi Travelers Around The World   I think the challenge is that I have never declared a  specific date to come out with the monthly travel digest, unlike the monthly travel calendar, hence the delay every month. Plus this iconic trust we desis have on the 5 letter word “Sorry”. But more than sorry dear reader and photographers who are supporting this little desi Traveler digest on Instagram, let me promise you something, from coming month I promise to publish the desi Traveler digest on or before 7th of every month. In spite [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]