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Feb 012017
 
February 2017 Desktop Calendar - Jungle Goddess Of Chikmagalur Forest

Download the February 2017 Desktop Calendar – Mercedes & Jungle Goddess This post is to share the February 2017 desktop calendar for download.  We were exploring the densely wooded hills of Chikmagalur. Before coffee plantations encroached upon forest lands, these hills were home to pristine evergreen jungles home to countless species of flora and fauna. Leave the land alone just for a few years and jungle returns quickly leaving, reclaiming every square inch. I got a first-hand experience of the dense woods of Chikmagalur, on a winding road where the forest canopy was so thick that we had to switch [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

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…]

Oct 032016
 
New Platinum Etios from Toyota India

As an avid traveler and somebody who regularly goes on road trips Cars, are an integral part of my journeys.  So whenever there is a new car in the Indian market I immediately want to check it out. As a traveler and parent who travel with kids, I always look for the following in any new car Safety Comfort Quality Looks Mileage So when I learned about the Brand New Platinum Etios sedan from Toyota I wanted to check her out on the above parameters.  As a parent driving with kids on the great Indian highways, safety is my [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

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Sep 122016
 
The All New Audi A4 Launch at Audi Gurgaon

The Launch of Audi A4 at Audi Gurgaon What is the sign of a booming economy? Well, you can read all those statistics that are printed in pink papers or you can simply check how many new products are being launched in a country. Going by the launch of new cars one can safely say that there is a big market for high-end luxury cars like Audi A4 in India. This weekend I was invited by Audi Gurgaon the flagship dealership of Audi Cars in India for the launch of the all-new Audi A4. The Audi Group, with its [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jul 252016
 
Let us Go to Kolkata with Alto 800

    Photographing the New City of Joy  Kolkata in Alto 800 There are certain bonds that one holds not for the financial interest but for the emotional dividend one cherishes over years. One such deep bond I have is with Kolkata that developed over the years when I first moved there many years ago to set up our company’s office. I hardly knew anybody in Kolkata and was wondering if I would ever be able to make any friends in Kolkata. But Kolkata embraced me like a long-lost son and whispered in my eager ears “Welcome home” Soon [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Feb 272016
 
Auto Expo with Toyota India

The All New Launches by Toyota India Indian auto market has changed so much in last few years that it is tough to imagine that when I was growing up there were only 2- 3 car companies in India. But how the automobile market has changed and with each passing year the best of the global automobiles are available in India, but even better than that in my opinion are cars made for India by the global auto majors like Toyota. I had the opportunity to visit Auto Expo 2016 in Greater NOIDA and see some of the latest [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Feb 022016
 
21 Gun Salute Vintage Car Rally 2016

21 Gun Salute Vintage Car Rally in Delhi in February Sometime back I was invited to unveiling of a newly restored vintage Car- 1952 Daimler DB18 Drophead Coupe (previously owned by Raja Saheb Bahadur Khetri ).  Now vintage and car are two words that immediately attract me, and so I immediately accepted the invitation. The function was organized in a Gurgaon Restaurant called 21 Gun Salute, in Sector 29. The  21 Guns Salute Restaurant derives its name from the Royal Ceremony during the British Raj when the royals were given ceremonial salute by firing of canons. Only 5 princely states [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jan 182016
 
desi goes for Off-Road activity with  JK Tyre- Ranger

4×4 Off Road Adventure with JK Tyres- Ranger Regular readers of desi Traveler will remember that desi loves to drive to distant places. Indeed the genesis of desi Traveler blog started as a driving blog, but not your everyday driving blog but more of a family travel blog with a focus on Car and Kids, before it evolved into all things desi. Regular readers of desi Traveler will also note that desi Traveler at times likes to address himself in third person, well this is not desi’s fault, that is the kind of high you get on a road trip [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Dec 232015
 
Goa In Reflections

Memories of Goa in Reflections As the mercury dips and the elusive sunlight filters through the canopy of trees, my body wants to go back to the sunny beaches of Goa and watch the reflection of the Sun taking a dip in the Arabian Sea. But here I am in my home, trying to keep warm by guzzling endless cups of ginger tea. So let me go back and remember the sunny Goa from 2 weeks ago where I went for a launch of Zica, the new car from Tata Motors. I have already shared some pictures of the [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Dec 142015
 
The Fantastico Zica & the Bloggers I met in Goa

   The Bloggers, The Yogi & The Chicas At Fantastico Zica Pre Launch   This post is about some of the fantastico bloggers, Yogis and Chicas (some were all three )  I met for the Zica launch by Tata Motors in Goa. A trip that lasted less than 30 hours has given enough memories to last a lifetime. You see we bloggers are a funny lot; we follow each other, comment on blogs, tweet and also do our share of gossip about each other.  But we rarely we get to meet each other.  So the Zica launch in Goa was a [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]