Apr 082016
 
desi Travel Digest March - Clicking Pictures Capturing Souls

desi Travel Digest March – Photographers Who Create Magic For me, photography is something magical, mystical that gives the photographer immense power. This power is not something negative like the word is normally associated with. But the power photographers command is something very creative that brings out the very best in both the subject as well as the artist, in front of the world that lesser mortals  like me who are tone-deaf equivalent of photography are totally mesmerized by. And look at the images created by these magicians behind the shutter and just say WOW! So dear readers in [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…]

Jan 072015
 
Amazing Thailand In Instagram

One of the things that I starting following actively in Amazing Thailand was Instagram, not that I suddenly discovered my love for Instagram but as almost anywhere you go you get free Wi-Fi so it is very easy to immediately upload your pictures without spending a single penny from your pocket.  I think except for when I was in plane and on a boat to the remote islands in the Gulf of Thailand we were never more than 5 feet away from free Wi-Fi either it was from the Hotels we were staying or the restaurant we went for lunch [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Aug 052014
 
Nagori Aloo Subzi and Halwa: Breakfast of Old Delhi

My Tryst with Authentic Subzi, Nagori Puri, and Halwa Ask and it shall be given Matthew: 7:7-8 “Ask, and it will be given you. Seek, and you will find. Knock, and it will be opened for you.  For everyone who asks receives. He who seeks finds. To him who knocks it will be opened. Drool and it shall be served on a platter. OK I made the last one, or did I ? I was talking to my friend cum elder brother jyada Pankaj G and we were conspiring on how to leave our wives and go to Old Delhi [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Mar 262014
 
Ayurveda Treatment: How to choose a Holistic Ayurveda Treatment Center

 How to choose an Ayurveda Treatment  Spa or Resort: Ayurveda is the oldest medicine science in the world, and was conceived, researched and practiced in India from the times of Vedas. Ayurveda means the knowledge of life. Ancient Indians researched thousands on plants, foods and discovered the medicinal plants that mother nature has gifted us. Used wisely these herbs in combination with lifestyle changes and Yoga can do wonders to your health. Although Ayurveda is practiced throughout India, it is in Kerala it is practiced in its purest and holistic form. Every resort that we visited had a holistic [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Feb 072014
 

My First South Indian Meal on Banana Leaf Although I am a shudh 100% desi, there are so many things that I have never tried in India. But like they say there has to be a first time for everything. So recently I was invited by my friend and philanthropist Ram Babu, who also co-manages the famous Aahaar Kuteer the millet restaurant in Begumpet and is doing a lot of work on satvik ( holisitc) food that can help in a better healthier lifestyle. While eating on a banana leaf is very common in south India especially in Tamil [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Feb 012014
 
Travel Khana: Ordering Food in Indian Trains

Ordering your meals for delivery on Trains in India Regular readers of desi Traveler will know that I have rediscovered my love of travelling in the trains. But two biggest challenges remain in train travel To book Tatkal tickets on IRCTC website The food choices on most trains  Though food on Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains is passable if you are travelling once in a while, the food on other trains is totally dependent on your luck and the contractor serving the route.  Most Indians prefer to bring their own food in the trains, but as many train journeys are [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]