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 242016
 
Road Trip to Bhagamandala Temple & Tala Cauvery in Coorg

Road Trip to Tala Cauvery Origin of River Kaveri in Coorg Most hill stations in India came into existence because of Sahib log during Raj wanting to escape the heat & dust during desi summers. Not so Coorg, it has been a flourishing Kingdom much before that, proudly inhabited by the brave and nature loving Kodava people. My introduction to Coorg was through Hindi translation of Chikavira Rajendra, by Maasthi Venkatesha Iyengar, the masterpiece that takes you through the turbulent times of the last king of Madikeri. Ever since then I have tried to go and soak in the experience of the Coorg the [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

May 192016
 
To Find Yourself – Go be a Wanderer

In Search of A True Wanderer Why did you want to climb Mount Everest?” “Because it’s there”, said George Mallory this has been called “the most famous three words in mountaineering” Then we have the famous lines “Not all those who wander are lost” -J. R. R. Tolkien, used, again and again by every traveler, tourists, and  true wanderer.  There are many ways folks like to describe their traveling style, from the traveler to tourist, to slow traveler, solo traveler but there is something magical in the word “ Wanderer “ that gives a timeless magnetic, almost poetic resonance to [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

May 182016
 
What happens on a Goa Beach ?

What to do at Goa Beaches ?  Adventure & Water Sports in Goa My first visit to Goa on a hot summer day was in double-breasted suit; a serpent-like twin tongued tie wrapped around my itchy neck and a laptop in tow. But once I visited the beach of the Taj Fort Aguada, where I was staying I vowed to rip off my tie, burn the suit and move to Goa. In due course, the tie was peeled off, the suits dusted, dry-cleaned, mothballed and hidden in closets that were locked and marked -” Never To Be Opened” The [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

May 132016
 
Supertree Show Singapore

A Dazzling Sound & Light Supertree Show in Singapore Singapore has many surprises and it takes more than a visit to discover some of them. But even in a fast paced city like Singapore, the best way to discover things is to let them unfold to you slowly. While I am all for reading guidebooks and travel blogs before visiting a place, I also love discovering a new aspect of the city, that no matter  how popular is something new to me.  The Supertree Show at  Gardens By The Bay is one such dazzling wonder that I was not aware [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

May 072016
 
How To Photograph Lightning

Tales Of An Insomniac – Who Quit Sleep to take Pictures of Lightning As the weather gods continue to show their tantrums and keep on taking the mercury high, just to show their mood swings they decided to shower Guru Gram earlier known as Gurgaon with some thunder, lightning, and showers. Not that I was looking ahead to the thunder, showers, and lightning but I was awakened from the deep sleep by a loud noise. No, the noise was not of thunders, but a thundering Wife Jee, who said, “I think it is raining and lightning outside” Now in [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

May 062016
 
desi Travel digest April - Road Trip Special

desi Travel Digest April 2016 Road Trip  Special Curated by Ashwini Neetan The April 2016 desi Travel digest is focused on road trips in India and Abroad, and travel blogger and avid road tripper Ashwini Neetan kindly agreed to curate the same. She shares 6 of her favorite travel bloggers that do a lot of road trips.  With the long summer vacation around the corner, I think this is the perfect time to go on the highways and enjoy the fresh air  of mountains or the sea breeze or that long-planned but never happened trip to the wildlife sanctuary. [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

May 032016
 
It Was A Dark & Stormy Night in Satpura

The Lantern Man and other stories from Jungles of Satpura “It was a dark and stormy night”, those scary lines flashed across my mind as I saw the streak of light moving around in a serpentine fashion towards my cottage. I cursed myself for not remembering Hanuman Chalisa even though my grandmother had tried to teach it to me a hundred times when I  was growing. As the light continued to move languidly in my direction, stopping for a moment, and then continuing again the line “”It was a dark and stormy night”, now took me to old Bollywood movies [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 Selfie 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…]