Prasad Np

Running the Rat race, scheming to swim with the sharks. Wondering what is left in rat race after conquering the corner office. Writes India Travel Blog desi Traveler, with stories and pictures from India.

Dec 232016
 
The Vivo V5  for that Perfect Selfie

Looking for Perfect Selfie? Check out the Vivo V5 Question: What is common between tween queens to grannies in 70, to Cool Dudes hovering in malls to desi Boys in small towns?  The answer is pretty simple: They all love to click and share selfies  Just about 2.5 or 3 Years ago, my phone rang  and a dear friend asked “ Hey Bro, I want to buy a new Cell Phone, which one should I buy? I am looking for a good screen, light weight, and something that can play games, what do you suggest? Not that I am an [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Dec 202016
 
London Calling - Chalo London with BA

Never been a better time to visit London With BA “Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford”, these words of Samuel Johnson were resonating in my ears when I first landed in London, the first thing I wanted to visit was Royal Kew Botanical Gardens. Not your everyday destination for a desi Traveler you may wonder. That is the beauty of London in my eyes, even for an offbeat destination like a Botanical Garden; Kew receives more than 1.3 million visitors every year. [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Dec 202016
 
And The Calendar Goes To -- Announcing the Winners of 2017 Travel Calendar

Dear Readers the contest for 2017  Travel Calendar ended, and it is time to declare the winners for this year.  The contest this time got a tremendous response and we had entries as well as winners from India, USA, and UAE. You can see the winners here on the Gleam Tab on the contest post — 2017 Calendar Winners I am also giving the screenshot below for quick reference to the  2017 Calendar Winners. Below I am also giving a screenshot of the spreadsheet that gives not only the names but also the city and country of the winner [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Dec 012016
 
Download December 2016 Calendar Wallpaper

December 2016 Calendar Wallpaper Download:  A Man Meditating Can you believe this we are already in December of 2016? The last month of the year is already here and I am wondering should I look back and contemplate what happened in 2016 or plan ahead and think about the coming year 2017? I wish I had an answer for the question. As we still have 30 days of December to think about the questions about 2016 and dreams for 2017 let me urge you to take a moment and ponder over a few questions related to where your life is [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Nov 302016
 
Hindu Temple Festival Parade Bali Indonesia

Apsara Spotting: Temple Festival Parade Bali Indonesia I was in my carb induced coma when I overheard it seems there is a traffic jam in front.  Lazily I opened my eyes but when I looked on the road, along with my eyes my mouth also opened and my jaw remained a prisoner of gravity.  Right in the middle of the road, on the sidewalk and almost in every direction I could see Apsaras.   I must be dreaming I told myself and tried to close my eyes, but my neuromotor coordination hit rock bottom, partly due to what I was [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Nov 282016
 
Watching Sunrise at Borobudur - UNESCO World Heritage Site Indonesia

Watching Sunrise at Borobudur Temple Indonesia Carefully I watch each of my steps as I try to climb the steep stairs in pitch darkness. Pitch darkness as I am trying my best ignoring the countless light sabres around me to find the path. Luckily these sabres are so weak that their undernourished beam dies before hitting the stone steps of the largest Buddhist temple in the world Borobudur in the largest Muslim nation in the world. Well, that is Indonesia for you, every step you take you to learn something astonishing about this country of more than 17,000 islands [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Nov 232016
 
Celebrating Naropa Festival Leh

My Experience of Naropa Festival Leh Celebrations For more than 2000, years Leh was the final frontier, a few people knew it even existed, even less wanted to visit Leh. Then after the movie 3 Idiots, getting Lehed became something to be proud of. Thankfully for thousands of years, Ladakh was not on anybody’s agenda except for Buddhist monks and an odd invading army from Central Asia on his journey to more lucrative places to plunder. Isolation due to harsh terrain to travel with heavy snow in winters leading to the closure of passes every winter meant that very [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Nov 182016
 
Samvaad A Tribal Conclave by Tata Steel

Connecting  Tribal Communities: Samvaad an initiative by Tata Steel The biggest strength of our country is the rich cultural and ethnic diversity that is unparalleled in the world.  We as a nation are home to almost every religion and ethnic group that has faced marginalization in their home country.  From the vibrant Parsi community that arrived from Persia to Jews who landed from Baghdad to the small ethnic Chinese and Armenian communities of Kolkata, we have embraced all. But somewhere along the way we have forgotten about our own tribal communities sprinkled in the remotest areas of the country from the [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Nov 162016
 
Travel Contest Alert : 2017 Calendar Giveaway

2017  desktop Calendar Giveaway for readers of desi Traveler Dear readers, desi Traveler is back with the annual desktop calendar for readers of desi Traveler blog.  Some of you may recall that I was in Indonesia just a few days back and our 2017 calendar will focus on Indonesia as a destination, thanks to the  Ministry of Tourism of Indonesia who invited me on  Trip of Wonders to Indonesia. FOCUS Country for 2017 Travel Calendar will be Wonderful Indonesia 🙂 So the maximum number of images for the 2017 calendar will be from Indonesia and images clicked during my Trip [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Nov 142016
 
A Road Trip with TERRA Real Vegetable Chips

Terra Real Vegetable Chips – A better snack for Road Trips Here is a typical start of our family  road  trip. A night before we will pack everything so that we can leave early morning to avoid the city traffic before we reach the highway.  Just before leaving home wife jee will plead to the kids “  You should eat something as we want to cover as much distance as possible before we stop for lunch” But the answer is always exactly same “We are not hungry”, this is one of the rare occasion when both the kids agree [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]