Apr 062017
 
Buransh Flowers Bring A Crimson Himalayan Spring in Uttarakhand

For The Love Of Mother Nature Let A Billion Buransh Bloom First the prolog by desi Traveler: For me, it was ” OMG ” moment at first sight. On a trek, during my college days, we were introduced to Rhododendron or Buransh flowers in full glory.  As they say, Himalayas were never the same for me. While most of us love the pristine white peaks smiling at us, I like to add a dash of wild Himalayan colors to the canvas to complete the picture, and nothing, let me repeat NOTHING adds colors to a Himalayan Spring that a [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Apr 072016
 
Butterfly Garden - Changi Airport Singapore

Clicking Butterflies At Changi Airport Singapore I am sure just like me you too were fascinated by butterflies as a kid. Well, who can blame you for butterflies are one of the most colorful, delicate and mysterious creatures . I mean who can look at a hairy, caterpillar blissfully chomping on leaves and can predict what it will become as a grownup.?  So what we are cannot be defined by only one aspect of our life or personality. Let me try to make some sense. An airport is an airport is an airport unless it is Changi International Airport [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Feb 142016
 
A Visit To Mughal Garden Rashtrapati Bhawan Delhi

 desi Traveler Visits 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 British continued [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jan 312016
 
Photographing Birds In Backyard

Tips on watching & Photographing birds in Backyard It is not possible to visit wildlife parks regularly for many reasons, time and money just two of them. So how does one quench the thirst to click nature around you? Well for me I look around photographing birds in the backyard. Technically it is not backyard as I live in a high-rise building that has emerged from the ashes of golden Sarson Ke Khet. I have to live with this burden for a long time but I try to compensate by doing my bit for our little friends around us, like [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Nov 302015
 
Bansphatak Flower Market Varanasi

Colors of Varanasi : Bansphatak Flower Market If there is one city that truly echoes a mini India minus the attempts to scale the walls of modernity clinging to the roots that go deep in the fertile alluvial Indo-gangetic planes then it is Varanasi aka Benaras aka Kashi.  As good old Samuel Langhorne Clemens said – “Benaras is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together”. Well who am I to disagree with Samuel Langhorne Clemens, who has spent some good time in Varanasi and is [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Oct 202015
 
Bathukamma Festival of Flowers Telangana by Chandrasekhar Singh

Celebrating Bathukamma A Festival of Flowers in Telangana If you are not from Telangana the 29th state of India, chances are you have never heard about Bathukamma. So a bit of introduction and information about Bathukamma, the festival of flowers of Telangana is not out of order.   Bathukamma is a festival with deep roots in agrarian traditions and worshipping Mother Goddess in the Telangana region. Just like the colorful festival of Bonalu dedicated to Mother Goddess, Bathukamma is also dedicated to Mother Goddess, but while Bonalu  is for thanking the mother to save the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

May 202015
 
What To Shop  In Ajmer Sharif Rajasthan

  A desi Guide on What to buy in Ajmer Sharif Rajasthan No desi Trip is complete without some shopping, even if I don’t buy too many things, I just love to have a look in shops to find out what my desi brothers and sisters ( or may be more of sisters) are buying. Our visit Ajmer Sharif Dargah was no exception from a shopping point of view and as always I learnt a few things on this trip to Ajmer while shopping in Ajmer Sharif also. Now Ajmer Sharif is a major pilgrimage center visited by followers of Hazrat Khwaja [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Dec 022014
 
A Resort in an Airport: Koh Samui ( USM )

Why I liked Koh Samui Airport and you too would   The moment I got my Visa on Arrival at Suvarnabhumi airport we rushed towards our connecting flight to Koh Samui a tropical island in the Gulf of Thailand. It is a short flight from Bangkok and soon the land gave way to turquoise waters of Gulf of Thailand below and the azure heavens above us. The clouds were playing hide and seek and from the height of 30000 + feet Bangkok Airlines jet was flying, it was tough to say where the kingdom of Zeus ended and the [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Nov 102014
 
Top 10 things  I did in Amazing Thailand and you could too

First blog post from recent trip to Koh Samui, Ayutthaya and Bangkok in Amazing Thailand   Amazing Thailand is a very special place for me as it was here that me and Missus traveled first time out of India on our honeymoon, many moons ago.  In all these years many things have changed in Thailand from a traveler’s perspective, mostly for better. Recently I was in Thailand once again though all alone this time on  invitation of Tourism Authority of Thailand. While I work on thousands of pictures that I clicked though mobile as well as my DSLR, let [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Sep 292014
 
Anti Poaching Camp - Patrolling Bandipur National Park

A Night In Anti Poaching Camp Bandipur National Park Acres of  marigold fields glowing in the evening sun waved at us from the other side of a  solar fence that  separated the jungle from the fields, as we drove towards the anti poaching camp in Bandipur National Park. When I did my first phase of Eco Volunteer training with Karnataka Forest department and  Jungle Lodges and Resorts, I wrote about the short visit we made to the Anti Poaching camp in the jungle where tourists are not allowed. As part of the training in second phase we stayed overnight at [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]