Aug 312015
September 2015 Calendar - Download Desktop Wallpaper

September 2015 calendar desktop wallpaper: Satpura Ke Ghane Jungle September is here and so is our September 2015 Calendar desktop wallpaper for download,  from your friendly neighborhood desi Traveler. Most of us when we go to jungle, focus on the big cats and return totally disappointed if they are unable to spot tigers. Don’t  get me wrong, I love tigers,  but in our country our love for tigers is very similar to our craze for cricket. Just like cricket crazy fans do not talk about any other sport, no matter what our sportsmen may achieve in other sports, same way wildlife for [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Sep 022015
Top Travel Blog Lists from India

desi Traveler in Top India Travel Blog Lists As always first a disclaimer: This is a post about vanity and self-gradation I am not sure what logic / data etc. was used by these list makers and like all lists these Top Travel Blog from India should also be taken with a pinch of salt. Some of these travel blog lists are old, but I never got a chance to share them with our awesome readers. But anyways here they are now and let me indulge in some Vanity no matter how short-lived it may be Ultimate List of Travel [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Sep 012015
Travel Tuesday Picture: Nihang Soldiers

The Nihang Warriors : Torchbearers of a glorious Tradition   In today’s  Travel Tuesday picture I bring to  you  Nihang Sikh Soldiers / Sadhu from the land  of golden fields -Punjab. If you are not aware of the Sikh history, then you may wonder why I am mentioning the Nihang as both Soldier and Sadhu. Well during the middle ages, the Nihangs were the brave soldiers in the Sikh Army first raised by Guru Hargobind jee In later years the Nihang Soldiers played very important role in various battles, more so when the enemy was in larger numbers. No wonder  Guru Gobind Singh Jee said Chirian [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Aug 302015
The Game of Surprises : TinyOwl comes to rescue

How My plan to surprise Wife jee & Kids backfired and how TinyOwl Saved the day   Disclaimer:  All Characters in this story are absolutely  real, and any resemblance to them is purely intentional.  What is a life without a few surprises? Every now and then life gives us surprises; some sweet and some not so sweet while some leading to something new. That I love to travel is no secret, but while most of my travels are with family or for business, every once in a while I too joined the haloed circle of backpackers and solo travelers and rough [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Aug 292015
New Rules of Travel Photography in age of Facebook and Instagram

Get more likes on Instagram and Facebook on your Travel Photographs The Times They Are a-Changin,  Said good old Boby Dylan and we took him very seriously.  Nothing is untouched by the change happening around us. Travel photography or more correctly the family travel photography has changed beyond recognition. There was a time when we will go on a holiday with one auto shoot camera with 2 or may be 3 rolls of Kodak Film. Your aim was not just to capture the essence of the place but also your family moments. Like they say two birds with one stone.  Clicking [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Aug 252015
Travel Tuesday: Hanuman and Priest

  Hanuman & Priest  So we return to  Travel Tuesday picture after a long time.  The image was clicked at Sitaram Bagh Temple in Hyderabad when I visited the same on the 180th anniversary of the temple. The temple is dedicated to Lord Ram and was actually built by Marwari trading family from Rajasthan, who still are trustees of the Sitaram Bagh Temple.  I have totally missed all the craze around Bajrangi Bhaijan the super hit Salman Khan Movie but brwosing through some pictures when I came across this picture of Hanuman ji and a priest, I could not [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Aug 222015
desi Travels to Kunzum La

A Day At Kunzum Pass: Some Thoughts and Pictures So desi Traveler went to Kunzum, or rather I should say I passed from Kunzum Pass on my way to and back from Spiti. You need to pass two main passes on the way to Spiti, via Manali one is Rohtang La and second is Kunzum La. Technically, height wise Kunzum is bigger and higher and better to photograph. But Rohtang is more notorious as it is closer to Manali and our tourists are happy to visit it after hours of struggling in traffic and then play in snow for [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Aug 182015
Archimedes and making of Lemon Flavored Timballo Siciliano

My Eureka Moment :  Lemon Flavored Timballo Siciliano I am sure you know there are 50 Shades of Grey, and there are more than 50 different words and expression for Snow and ice in the frozen landscapes where Eskimos live. In our own country we have 1000 name of Lord Vishnu in Vishnu Sahastranama. The point I am trying to make bake here is that we tend to have many names and ways of speaking of things that we think a lot about. So is it surprising that there are more than 300 types of recognized Pasta shapes and [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Aug 082015
What To Shop In Singapore

Guide for Why, Where and What To buy In Singapore   As I mentioned earlier that Singapore is perfect for a family vacation, and what is a trip to foreign lands without a bit (or a lot) of retail therapy, especially when you are in a place like Singapore that is a shoppers destination no 1. So dear readers in this post we will look at what to shop in Singapore and where to shop in Singapore. But before what and where to shop in Singapore, let me give you a reason for “Why to Shop in Singapore”. As I mentioned [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Aug 072015
Top 10 Singapore Food Experiences For All Budgets and Tastes

Discovering The  Top 10 Food Experiences In Singapore A modern world city like Singapore automatically attracts visitors from around the world both for business as well as tourism.  A city buzzing with global voices is bound to be a hub of world cuisine and Singapore offers you every cuisine under the sun from desi Aloo Parathas to Japanese Sushi, Chinese Street Food to Mexican Tapas. From nano technology fuelled molecular gastronomy to Chinese street food and faux meat for vegetarian we tried everything during our visit to Singapore. To be honest I was a bit more focused on food that  desi [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]