Jun 302016
 
July 2016 Calendar- Download Desktop Wallpaper

The Magic of Petra: Download July 2016  Calendar Download Dear reader, for July desktop calendar, let us once again go to the magical, mystical and almost mythological city of Petra. Once lost in the sand of times, today Petra is one of the biggest tourist attraction in the world and one of the seven wonders of the world. About the Image: This image was made in Petra just after the sound and light show ends and everybody starts clicking images from selfies to group pictures. It was around this time I noticed long shadows mixing with hundreds of paper lanterns [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jul 272016
 
Chasing Monsoon - Travel Bloggers Chase Rain

25 Travel Bloggers Share Monsoon Pictures  Many Monsoons ago, one fine evening I received a call from a friend, “You want to Chase Monsoon ?”. Without thinking or blinking I said – “OK, when do we leave ?” “Day after tomorrow 5 am, “he said.  – “Cool, see you then,” I said with a big grin. The only challenge was he was in Bangalore and I was in Gurgaon. But a promise to chase Monsoon is a “Promise to chase Monsoon”.  So next day I reached the office, kept my backpack in the car, attended a few meetings, suffered [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jul 252016
 
Let us Go to Kolkata with Alto 800

    Photographing the New City of Joy  Kolkata in Alto 800 There are certain bonds that one holds not for the financial interest but for the emotional dividend one cherishes over years. One such deep bond I have is with Kolkata that developed over the years when I first moved there many years ago to set up our company’s office. I hardly knew anybody in Kolkata and was wondering if I would ever be able to make any friends in Kolkata. But Kolkata embraced me like a long-lost son and whispered in my eager ears “Welcome home” Soon [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jul 172016
 
How To Kill your Blog in 10 Steps

10 Easy Steps to Kill Your Travel Blog Some time back I was in Goa in a large gathering of bloggers. Some of the folks I was meeting for the first time in person but I had interacted with them earlier on social media like twitter and Facebook etc.  After the event, we all sat down for some gossip and like all blogger meet the topic of discussion soon was how to make money from blogging.  One of the conclusions of the discussion was that to make money from blogging you need to grow your blog and get loads [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jul 082016
 
7 day Nature Photo Challenge On Facebook

My Images for 7 day Nature Photo Challenge A few days ago I was invited by fellow traveler and blogger Pooja Bhatt to participate in 7 days Nature Challenge. The rules of the challenge are that you post one new image every day and nominate somebody else to take the challenge further. I was a  bit reluctant to participate in the same as I have joined the  7-day nature challenge earlier also on the invitation of other friends.  But Pooja insisted that I must share my images.  So over a period of 7 days I shared images, but as [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jul 072016
 
Rath Yatra Puri

Some pictures from Rath Yatra Puri The map only showed that Puri is on the sea shore of Bay of Bengal, there was no mention of the ocean of humanity that submerges the city of Lord Jagannath every year. As per legend every year Lord Jagannath and his siblings Balbhadra and Subhadra visit their aunts’ home. The journey happens on three temples chariots pulled by devotees.  When I reached the main square where Raths were getting final touches, more than the size of the Chariots I am overwhelmed by humanity around me.  It seems the world has congregated on [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jul 012016
 
Most Viewed Writer on Quora

A different Achievement: One of the most viewed Quora writers OK, Bragging Times: When I started writing desi Traveler in its  previous avatar of  Kids and Car  it was on Blogspot and the idea was to share our family road trip. Over the years the blog continued to grow and evolved in its current form where I write about travel, photography, wildlife and sometimes try an odd & lame attempt at humor. When desi Traveler was still in its  earlier avatar of  Kids and Car I wrote more about family travel and kids as focus trying to answer queries that [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

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Jun 292016
 
There Are No Gods In North Korea - Book Review

Book Review of There Are No Gods In North Korea  by Anjaly Thomas I almost did not buy “There are no Gods in North Korea”  a travel novel by Anjaly Thomas. I mean who is interested in North Korea ?  I don’t see myself going to North Korea in near future but due to some quirky itchy finger I pressed the buy button on Amazon.in and bought the book. And boy am I glad or what ? Well, read on…… When I was reading the first chapter of “There are no Gods in North Korea” I almost did not [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jun 282016
 
A Ramazan Walk at Jama Masjid Delhi with Navina Jafa

Jama Masjid Delhi – Ramazan Walk This post is about my recent Visit to Jama Masjid Delhi  for Ramazan walk and photography in the area. The moment we say Delhi 6 fragrant nostalgia bubble wrapped in exotica overcomes our senses. The moment I say “ Let us go to Old Delhi “, my friends starts salivating at memories of street foods that we relished on our last visit to Chandni Chowk.  For the folks living in places like Gurgaon (recently sanskarised to  Guru Gram)  and Noida, the town that has no idea about its history starts imagining a wonderland. The [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jun 142016
 
So Delhi Confluence at The Lalit

 The Good, the bad and the best of So Delhi Confluence at The Lalit Delhi Blogging as a creative medium and career choice is still evolving in India. Blogging as a career option is still trying to find its feet on the ground with only a handful of bloggers in India making decent money from blogging. Whenever I attend any blogging event, the talk eventually moves to “How to Make Money from Blogging”. Now, this always makes me a bit uncomfortable as I never started blogging with the intention of making money. I still do not make much money blogging, [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]