Dec 092014
 
Announcing the Winners of 2015 desi Calender Giveaway

And the winners for desi Calender 2015 are     Dear readers thanks a lot for overwhelming response to the  desi Calender 2015 Giveaway. I can not thank all you who participated in the giveaway, shared it on their social media like Twitter and Facebook.   As the Rafflecopter giveaway ends, as per promise the time to declare the winners for the 2015 desi Calender with pictures clicked by yours truly.   Some of the readers were very helpful in spreading the contest and it got shared more than 100 times via blog and god knows how many times [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Feb 012015
 
A Drive With SOUL: Rediscovering Passions

Drive With SOUL: A herd of Wild Beasts Tamed By Passionate Owners We were tribesmen first, bonding over bonfire under open sky on starlit skies dancing to the orchestra of wild brooks and collective laughter emerging from the deep bowels of Souls celebrating the bounties of mother earth.  Then we evolved and things got complicated, nations, religions, caste, community and language all played a role to divide while we thought we are evolving as a species. No more. The baser instincts to belong to a tribe are back and we long to belong to a tribe that disenfranchises us from [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jan 312015
 
February 2015 desi Calendar Wallpaper

    February 2015 Calendar: Tea Gardens of Munnar So as promised the wallpaper for February 2015 is here, this is one of my favorite pictures from my Kerala Blog Express trip, and clicked in Munnar. Here is a small story about this picture: We were all clicking the beautiful Tea Gardens of Munnar and some of us actually danced like in movies in the Tea Gardens of Munnar.  We were getting late to reach our hotel and so we had to cut short our  song and dance sequence and rush back to the bus. As I was about [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jan 262015
 
Fountains near India Gate- Slow Shutter Speed pictures

Low Light Photography: Capturing Fountains in Lutyen’s Zone When I visited India Gate while circling around the endless circles of Lutyen’s Zone I saw some of the fountains illuminated for the coming 26th January Festivities. We decided to park on the side of road and I calculated the time the traffic signal was taking to change. It was about 120  seconds between the lights change. But as the traffic was coming from all four directions I typically had about 60 seconds to rush to the middle of road, set up the tripod, compose and click the pictures in long [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jan 232015
 
26th January Parade Rajpath India Gate and President Obama Visiting India

India Gate – Parade on Rajpath and President Obama’s Visit  It is easy to get lost in Delhi whether you are in Old Delhi ki Galiyan  or circling around the power circles of Lutyens’ Delhi. The city loves to play pranks with you just look at it the biggest show of might of the democracy the 26th January Parade in Delhi marches on Rajpath or the path of the Royals. Did the naming pundits forgot that Democracy succeeded by trampling Raj under the callused feet of masses? And once the Raj fell like a pack of cards or should I say Humpty Dumpty, [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jan 212015
 
How I got my MBBS MD

desi Traveler gets his MBBS MD I did not start traveling with a reason, there was no guardian angel telling me that “Travel” it is my calling, no inner voice haunting me to leave everything, pickup a backpack, kick-start a bike and start traveling. It just happened, just like pimples in teenage, the most natural thing that can happen to you. So needless to say I get a bit puzzled when I am asked questions like why do you travel? What kind of traveler are you? What motivates you to travel etc?     And I never have any answer [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jan 192015
 
Golconda Fort and The Legend of Bhakta Ramadas

Golconda Fort and the Story of  Bhakta Ramadas and Tana Shah Every time I climb the stairs of the Golconda fort I discover something new, or spend time to understand and photograph something in more detail. I hope you have read my post about Kali Temple in Golconda Fort,  right next to the Royal Palace, if not please do read before moving further. So this last trip we spent some time in the prison room of Bhakta Ramdas, his name means a devotee of Lord Rama though his original name was Gopanna. The story of the prison is  a [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jan 182015
 

God’s Own Country in Instagram A few days ago I shared my Instagram pictures from Thailand, so encouraged by the response here are some selected pictures in no particular order from my visit to God’s Own Country aka Kerala. The initial pictures are from my 5 MP cellphone that I had during the Kerala Blog Express. The last few pictures are from my recent visit to Kerala and are clicked with Sony Xperia Z3 Compact.  So without much ado ladies and gentlemen I present to you Kerala In Instagram. Read a detailed post about Vivanta by Taj at Kovalam [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jan 162015
 
desi Speaks at Delhi University about Social Media

Socialnomics –The Inevitable Business Solution Not that I am an expert but I got my 15 minutes of fame when I spoke at Delhi University.  I was initially skeptical when I received the invitation to speak as the other folks speaking at the 2 day long management and other big words conference were some top guns from companies like NABARD, HDFC and many such big acronyms. But then my dear friend Pankaj G reminded me ” Arey have you forgotten you also went to office in Tie till some time back, so how is it that you have forgotten everything. I [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jan 152015
 
Buddha Head In Tree Roots

Buddha Head in Roots of Bodhi Tree: Some Pictures   It is believed that Buddha attained supreme enlightenment under a Peepal tree in Bodh Gaya, so ever since I first saw the picture of a Buddha Head  in the roots of a large Peepal Tree it was very high on my wish list. So when I was told that I will visit the Wat Mahathat, Ayutthaya I could not believe my luck.  As I vividly remember when I first saw the picture of Buddha head in tree roots I could not take my eyes off the same. The moment [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jan 152015
 
How Did Lombok Beach Club Become So Popular?

How Did Lombok Beach Club Become So Popular? Sandy beaches, golden sunsets, and beautiful landscapes have long drawn visitors to Indonesia. For tourists, Bali is often the most common stop with its rich Hindu influenced culture, beautiful landscapes, spicy food, and so much more. But Lombok, particularly Lombok Beach, has become increasingly popular over the years as people have discovered all that it has to offer. It isn’t just the gorgeous turquoise waves lapping at the pearl sanded shores, though. Luxury Lombok Beach Club at Karma offers an opportunity for tourists to dive deep into adventure, nature, and culture [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]