Delhi

Feb 142016
 
A Visit To Mughal Garden Rashtrapati Bhawan Delhi

 Your Complete Guide To  Visiting Mughal Gardens Delhi Loverboy Shahzada Salim had just taken over from Zille Subhani, the throne of Mughal Empire when the British were setting foot on Indian Soil. The poor British were in the awe of the great Mughal Empire but slowly set up their foot in India, nibbling bits and pieces of India till the last of the Mughal Bahadur Shah Zafar was sent to Rangoon, in an exchange scheme with the ruler of Burma who was exiled in Ratnagiri in Maharashtra in India. Even after the hostile takeover of the Delhi throne, the [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Nov 212015
 
Loi Krathong-  Thai festival celebrated in India

Loi Krathong Celebrations at Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi As I mentioned in my earlier post Loi Krathong  festival is a visual delight and surreal experience, as  you watch thousands of lamps in small bouquets or Krathongs floating in the Chao Phraya River in the heart of Bangkok.  There are many cultural activities organised for the festival like Thai dance drama based on Hindu and Buddhist epics. While the celebrations in Thailand happen nationwide with tourists and travelers enjoying the lights and fireworks.  But just like we Indians celebrate our festivals around the world Thai people also love to celebrate [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Oct 292015
 
The Selfie of Ravan Maker

That I love to travel is not a secret.  Not only distant dream destinations, I love to explore my own city also. For last few years it is my ritual to click pictures of Ravana under construction in Tatarpur and Tagore Garden area of West Delhi.  Right under the blue line of metro you can see Ravans under construction of all shape and sizes. Like every year I reached the Ravan market of Delhi and was trying to click pictures of Ravans under various stages of completion. There were Ravan heads lying on ground, with only one eye made, nearby [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Oct 092015
 
Dilli Timelapse Video by Anurag Jetly

Dilli Timelapse: The most awesome video you will see about Saddi  Delhi One of the biggest draw of travel is you meet some really Awesome people, and I mean Awesome with a big A. I met one such awesome guy during my  Road Trip to Kumaon , Anurag Jetly was traveling with us and his aim was to spread the joys of photography. Now Anurag is one of those guys who breathe, eat, dream and talk only photography. His passion of photography is totally infectious.  Anurag has been working on various projects like capturing Time Lapses in Himalayas, movie sets [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jul 182015
 
Mirza Ghalib Ki Haveli Ballimaran Old Delhi 6

 desi pays homage to favorite poet of Delhi at Mirza Ghalib Ki Haveli  This post is dedicated to  Mirza Ghalib and his fans. A recent visit to Mirza Ghalib’s Haveli in Gali Qasim Jan, Ballimaran,  near Chandni Chowk in Old Delhi took me back to centuries and to an era when poets ruled hearts of people, while the Emperors struggled to save their fading glory. We were introduced to Ghalib in childhood form movie songs from Black and White era like Nuktachi Hai Gham-E-Dil Usko Sunaye Na Bane Kya Bane Baat Jahan Baat Banaye Na Bane Maein Bulata To Hun Usko [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jul 052015
 
Nat Geo Instawalk in Old Delhi 6- Chandni Chowk

desi Goes for Instawalk with Nat Geo in Old Delhi It is not very often that your lazy bum desi Traveler gets out of bed early morning, but every time Chandni Chowk calls me I make sure that do not miss the market  started by Mughals and called Chandni Chowk, or the market of moonlight. This visit was organized by Nat Geo TV channel and they have invited Instagrammers for the Nat Geo Instawalk in Old Delhi. I think more than 4000 instagrammers and photographers applied and yours truly was one of the 25 selected for the same. The [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Apr 232015
 
A Special Food Walk in Chandni Chowk Old Delhi

  Mexican  Chefs and  desi  on Food Walk in Chandni Chowk Old Delhi   Food. Ah the Fuel for our body. The very thoughts of delicious, finger licking favorite comfort food is enough to make the salivary glands go in excessive production stage opening the flood gates in the mouth. And what better place to taste the foods of Delhi than the narrow lanes of Chandni Chowk  also known as Delhi 6 for it Pin code number. They say about Switzerland that you can click in any direction and you will get a beautiful picture, I say in Chandni Chowk [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Feb 082015
 
Ber : A fruit with Mythological Signficance

Beri Wala Bagh and other musings about Ber the fruit Statuary Warning: This post is nothing about Travel. So I will not feel bad if you want to skip and move on with your browsing. But I would feel awesome if you are interested in travel and may want to check this little story about the kindness of strangers in Rural Rajasthan, or how I met a Home Stay owner with Gandhian values in Wayanad Kerala,  during Kerala Blog Express. Those of you are still with me, thanks for still being here, you guys are awesomeness + sweetness combined, desi gets an [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Feb 012015
 
A Drive With SOUL: Rediscovering Passions

Drive With SOUL: A herd of Wild Beasts Tamed By Passionate Owners We were tribesmen first, bonding over a bonfire on starlit nights under open skies, dancing to the orchestra of wild brooks and collective laughter emerging from the deep bowels of Souls celebrating the bounties of mother earth.  Then we evolved and things got complicated, nations, religions, caste, community, and language all played a role to divide while we thought we are evolving as a species. No more. The baser instincts to belong to a tribe are back and we long to belong to a tribe that disenfranchises us [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jan 262015
 
Fountains near India Gate- Slow Shutter Speed pictures in Night

Low Light Photography: Capturing Fountains in Lutyens’ Zone near India Gate When I visited India Gate while circling around the endless circles of Lutyens Delhi I saw some of the fountains illuminated for the coming 26th January Festivities. We decided to park on the side of road and I calculated the time the traffic signal was taking to change. It was about 120  seconds between the lights change. But as the traffic was coming from all four directions I typically had about 60 seconds to rush to the middle of road, set up the tripod, compose and click the [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]