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.

Jan 112017
 
Holiday Diaries : Delhi To Shimla Road Trip

Reliving My Childhood On A Road Trip from Delhi To Shimla The best holiday, in my opinion, is a Road Trip with your family. Recently we went on a Road trip from Delhi to Shimla the Queen of hills and summer capital of British Raj in India. When I was in school Shimla, Mussoorie, Darjeeling and Ooty all claimed to be the queen of hills.  For depending on which part of the country you lived they were the favorite summer holiday destination for desi families.  I too have fond memories of visiting Shimla and Mussoorie as a child and also later during [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jan 082017
 
What happened on desi Traveler Blog in 2016 ?

data Analysis for 2016 for desi Traveler Blog In the last week of 2016 itself, my timeline was flooded with recap blog posts about 2016. But as always my Lazy desi self-said “What is the big hurry let 2016 pass, then I will do a recap”. But come 1st January 2017 and the flood of posts about 2016 recap became a giant wave that totally drowned me. Somewhere my dD was telling me to do my own dP about 2016 so that my dRs can be flooded with my own version of dRP.  (BTW – dD- desi Dimag , [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

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Dec 312016
 
January 2017 Desktop Calendar - Runners on a beach in Bali Indonesia

Download the January 2017 Desktop Calendar-Runners on a Bali Beach This post is about the January 2017 desktop Calendar Download, that features the Bali Beach Run clicked around dusk at KuDeTa beach. As promised the focus country for 2017 Calendar is Indonesia and every second image in 2017 will be from my Trip of Wonders from Indonesia.  But first let me share what my saint of grandma, often said – पहला सुख – निरोगी काया, दूजा सुख – घर में हो माया Meaning – Foremost happiness is a Fit Body; second happiness is wealth in your home. This way she [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Dec 282016
 
A Visit To Dudhwa National Park

Mystical Jungles of Dudhwa National Park The problem with Dudhwa is that it is far from Delhi so few people from Saadi Dilli venture there. Actually, wait a second, let me rewrite that sentence. “The Good Thing About Dudhwa is That it is Far From Delhi, so Few People From Delhi Go There. 😉 😉 ” Got it? Oh, I am going to curse myself for days to come to write this post. But I am pretty sure the distance between Dudhwa and Delhi is not going to reduce anytime soon so only REAL Wildlife lovers will venture to [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

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…]