Feb 252017
Exploring Chinatown Singapore  The desi Traveler Way

Beyond Top 10 Things to do in Chinatown Singapore Smug that I am prepared to explore & experience Chinatown Singapore, after reading a few blog posts suggesting “Top 10 Things to do & See in Chinatown Singapore”, I trotted to the colorful Chinatown in Singapore with Mr. Know IT All Swag. Wrong! Wrong! Wrong. “Arrogance is the Achilles’ heel of a Traveler”, I  mumble to myself and decide to go with the flow. The energy, the sounds, the smells the vibes & smiles overtake my senses and I am like a well a ” Tourist in Chinatown ” With no [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jan 012013
Evil Eye In India - Nazar Battu as seen in Bazaar

Buri Nazar Wale Tera Muh Kala-Evil Eye Guy Your Face Black Evil Eye Guy Your Face Black or Buri Nazar Wale Tera Muh Kala is an old saying in this country. Racist to the core as it marks that evil guys are black, or perhaps our desi obsession with all things fair and lovely. Whatever be the reason I am nobody to go into the merits /demerits of the saying all I can say is that it is a ubiquitous in India from the back of the trucks and buses to day to day conversations and folklore.Though present in [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Aug 212011
Shilparamam- A mini Indian Bazaar

Right in the concrete jungle of Cyberabad, Hitech city Madhapur there is an Oasis of Shilparamam, built on the same lines as Delhi Haat. It is conveniently located in the Cybercity so it is common to find IT professionals in the complex with their expat clients taking a dekko at the wares on display. Shilparmam is worth a visit with your family and friends. It is a gated rural theme market with artisans from different part of the country selling their ware in open Haat kind of shops. The artisans and the ware they bring keeps on changing so if you like to [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]