Feb 012016
 
February 2016 Calendar - Download Desktop Wallpaper

February 2016 Calendar Desktop Wallpaper – Petra by Night Hello February, good to welcome you.  Now that the cold spell is in its last leg, and the soul enriching spring with its multiple hues is around the corner  I look forward to a fabulous February for all the readers of desi Traveler. For February 2016, desktop desi Calendar dear readers may I present to you a picture clicked at  Petra by Night in Jordan.  This picture is part of the most shared post on desi Traveler in the year 2015, and was shared by wonderful readers of desi Traveler more [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Dec 312015
 
Most shared blog posts of 2015 on desi Traveler

  Which are the most shared  viral  blog posts of 2015 ? OK, ladies and gentlemen, traveler and tourists here is the customary good by post for 2015.  Not that I am a great believer in customary post but as we bid adieu to 2015 let me go back to 2015 and look at most shared travel blog posts of desi Traveler. By the readers. First of all let us understand what I mean by shared and viral posts: A post for me is shared or viral if it is shared more than 100 times, by readers or social network. [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Feb 022016
 
21 Gun Salute Vintage Car Rally 2016

21 Gun Salute Vintage Car Rally in Delhi in February Sometime back I was invited to unveiling of a newly restored vintage Car- 1952 Daimler DB18 Drophead Coupe (previously owned by Raja Saheb Bahadur Khetri ).  Now vintage and car are two words that immediately attract me, and so I immediately accepted the invitation. The function was organized in a Gurgaon Restaurant called 21 Gun Salute, in Sector 29. The  21 Guns Salute Restaurant derives its name from the Royal Ceremony during the British Raj when the royals were given ceremonial salute by firing of canons. Only 5 princely states [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Feb 012016
 
Bright and Beautiful Selfie Expert OPPO F1 Camera Phone

  Selfie Expert OPPO F1 a Bright and Beautiful Camera Phone India is one of the hottest smart camera phone market in the world with her young, upwardly mobile middle class embracing mobile with great panache. No wonder all the global camera phone companies are vying for a chunk of this lucrative yet highly competitive market. Not only Indian consumers are tech savvy they also want the latest products at a very competitive price. So these are very interesting times for the Smartphone market in India. Last week I attended the launch of Bright & Beautiful, #SelfieExpert, #OPPOF1 Camera Phone from OPPO Mobile in Mumbai. [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jan 312016
 
Photographing Birds In Backyard

Tips on watching & Photographing birds in Backyard It is not possible to visit wildlife parks regularly for many reasons, time and money just two of them. So how does one quench the thirst to click nature around you ? Well for me I look around my backyard. Technically it is not backyard as I live in a high rise building that has emerged from the ashes of golden Sarson Ke Khet. I have to live with this burden for a long time but I try to compensate by doing my bit for our little friends around us, like installing [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jan 262016
 
A Morning Drive to Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary & Last Sarson Ke Khet

The last of Sarson Ke Khet Near Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary That I regularly go bird watching at  Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary near Gurgaon is old news. While I enjoy bird watching there with my friends and family at Sultanpur, each visit also now makes me a bit sad. As we approach the Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary and the Basai Wetlands that are on the way, the thoughts about future of these birding heavens makes me gloomy because the future of the Sanctuary as well as the Basai Wetlands is not secure. For me the visit to nature is all about the ecosystem, sustainability and [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jan 212016
 
Lohri Celebrations

Pictures of Bonfires of Lohri Festival In India most of our festivals are as per the lunar calendar like Holi, Diwali among Hindus and Id among Muslims.  But there are a few festivals in India that are celebrated as per the Solar calendar. I have share pictures of Sankranti or Pongal as it is called in South India some time back.  But Sankrant / Sankranthi / Pongal is celebrated in different parts of India and other places like Nepal and Makar Sankranti marks the transition of the Sun into the zodiac sign of Makara rashi (Capricorn) on its celestial path.  But [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jan 192016
 
One Night At Bangalore Airport

Bangalore Airport in Night Not in very distant past, I had to spend a night at Bangalore airport, not that I wanted to but I had to.  I was returning from Singapore, as I was on a sponsored trip by Tiger Air so they have booked me via Bangalore from where they fly to Singapore Changi Airport. I had a layover for 5-6 hours before my connecting flight.  Long story short I had an early morning flight from Bangalore or Bengalururro or Bengalorouo or whatever the polishitians politicians have named the garden city, either way they have screwed up the [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jan 182016
 
desi goes for Off-Road activity with  JK Tyre- Ranger

4×4 Off Road Adventure with JK Tyres- Ranger Regular readers of desi Traveler will remember that desi loves to drive to distant places. Indeed the genesis of desi Traveler blog started as a driving blog, but not your everyday driving blog but more of a family travel blog with a focus on Car and Kids, before it evolved into all things desi. Regular readers of desi Traveler will also note that desi Traveler at times likes to address himself in third person, well this is not desi’s fault, that is the kind of high you get on a road trip [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jan 162016
 
Gobindgarh Fort Amritsar

Restoration of Gobindgarh Fort : A heritage reclaimed On all my previous visits to Amritsar, I wanted to visit Gobindgarh fort, but each time I was discouraged by anybody whom I asked for directions “ Gobindgarh Fort ? Wahan Kuch Nahi hai, Kya karoge waha ja kar”  क़िला गोबिंदगढ़ ? वहां कुछ नहीं है क्या करोगे वहां जा कर Or there is nothing in Gobindgarh Fort , what will you do there ? And as a naïve tourist, who  is happy to be see what he is shown I missed visiting Gobindgarh fort each time. But as I always [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jan 122016
 
Wagah Border Ceremony

desi Goes To Wagah Border Parade and Imagines a Future I first saw Wagah Border Ceremony with wife jee and daughter and it was a nostalgic trip for us as across the barbed wires and imposing gates she could see Pakistan.  After that I have watched Wagah Border Ceremony many a times and each time I come back with a different feeling. Situated just 31.5 KM from the holy city of Amritsar, Wagah is not just a border it represent everything that the two nations theory based on religion proposed and succeeded during the Indian freedom movement.  What were [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]