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Nov 222015
 
Sting in the Dragon's Tail - A Travel Tale From Bhutan

  Finding Happiness on the trip to Bhutan by Rohit Jain Bhutan is a country that rather than measuring GDP or Gross Domestic Produce, believes in Gross National Happiness. Consider the surprise of avid traveler Rohit Jain when some folks in his group were hell bound on taking the happiness away from not just from the trip but also from the travelers and staff. Over to Rohit where he narrates his experience traveling to Bhutan and how happiness returned to the trip to paradise: >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It was a magical trip to the Land of the Thunder Dragon, aka Bhutan. We were [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jan 212015
 
How I got my MBBS MD

desi Traveler gets his MBBS MD I did not start traveling with a reason, there was no guardian angel telling me that “Travel” it is my calling, no inner voice haunting me to leave everything, pickup a backpack, kick-start a bike and start traveling. It just happened, just like pimples in teenage, the most natural thing that can happen to you. So needless to say I get a bit puzzled when I am asked questions like why do you travel? What kind of traveler are you? What motivates you to travel etc?     And I never have any answer [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jan 212014
 
Showcase on Traveler & Photographer: Saurabh Chatterjee

Meet Saurabh Chatterjee: Traveler and Photographer Dear readers today we will showcase a unique traveler who has crisscrossed India’s remote corners and photographing her wonders with his lens in his own very unique style.  Almost all of us have a dream somewhere buried deep inside us to follow our passions, but few can muster enough courage to embrace dreams and say sayonara to 9-5. Well not Saurabh Chatterjee after a very successful career in IT with some of the top MNCs he decided to chase his two missions in his life – to see INDIA and to make every [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Sep 242013
 
desi goes places- Guest Posts written by desi and appearance in top Indian travel blog lists, print etc.

 desi Traveler’s guest posts and appearance in, top India travel blogs lists, print media etc. I have been thinking about compiling a list of all the posts that other blogs have been kind enough to let me write. While I was thinking about it desi Traveler appeared in print media also so that was added to the wish list. So after dilly-dallying for a long time here is list of   guest blog posts that I have written,  the odd awards won ( So shameless),  and the rare appearance in print media Let me begin with guest posts that [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Apr 292013
 
Varanasi The Spiritual Capital of India- A Photo Essay on Varanasi Ghats

  Life on Varanasi Ghats   There are a lot of Holy Cities and Temple Towns in India, every where people come to ask for wishes to be granted to make their life better in this. People visit  Varanasi for all this and more, thousands of  Hindus visit Varanasi or Benaras, or Kashi to die. Yes you read it correct, when they become old and sick and think the time to meet the maker is coming they visit Varanasi and wait for the dying in Kashi the city of Shiva known my many names the most popular being Varanasi. [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Mar 042013
 
A Visit to Belum Caves near Kurnool

  Here  is a special guest post about Belum Caves in Kurnool by fellow traveler and photographer Somabrata Pramanik, whom I first met during our trip to Bidar and later again on a bird watching trip with GHAC ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Somabrata: I am a regular reader of Desi Traveler since we met on a photography tour to Bidar Fort . This blog provides a lot of information and inspiration to my traveling and photography. I am more of a reader than writer kind of guy. So when I got an invitation from him to write a guest post on our trip to [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jan 032013
 
9 Simple Tips For Photographing Kids

Here I give you 9 simple tips for photographing kids in home. I remember as a kid going to a photo studio with my sister on my 5th birthday to get a picture clicked. More than the photo it was the fuss created by two of us to get our picture immediately that I still l remember. Those were the pre digital era days and instant gratification from the pictures clicked was many years away. My first SLR was way back in 97 during the film days, I have spent 2 months salary to get one. I still have the same resting on [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]