Sep 142015
 
Petra By Night - Playing With Lights & Shadows in Jordan

Petra By Night : A Fairy Tale In Arabian Nights     As I start my second walk to the Monastery in Petra during the day  I was wondering how different can Petra by night would be from Petra during the day ? I am trying to pace myself to the Al Khazneh  (Treasury ) not to rush as there is no light on the path, that is if you do not count the countless candles, flickering inside brown paper bags that caress the Siq, the natural creek in the rugged mountain that has hidden the city of Petra [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jun 232015
 
Arabian Nights at Feynan Eco Lodge Jordan - Review

Sustainability at its best: Feynan Eco Lodge in Dana Biosphere Reserve Jordan By the time you realize that the Arabian nights has 1000s of tales you are hooked. One story leads to another and there are so many subplots that you can keep whole of Hollywood and Bollywood directors busy in making movies on them, such is the complexity of these simple tales that in the end connect you to a world that now only exists in fairy tales or in pockets of exotica like Petra, Wadi Rum and Feynan Eco Lodge. If you are like me you may [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

May 302015
 
June 2015 Calendar- Download Desktop Wallpaper

June 2015 calendar desktop wallpaper: Nightlife in Bangkok  Dear Readers the June 2015 Calendar Desktop Wallpaper is here for you to download and share with your friends.  Bangkok is a young city compared to the ancient history of Thailand. In 1782, King Phutthayotfa Chulalok (Rama I) succeeded Taksin, moved the capital to the eastern bank’s Rattanakosin Island, thus founding the Rattanakosin Kingdom. The City Pillar was erected on 21 April, which is regarded as the date of foundation of the present city. – From Wikipedia Thus one can say that Bangkok has been formal capital of Kingdom of Thailand only since 1782, which makes it around same age [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Apr 132015
 
Petra: The Magical, Mystical and Mythological UNESCO World Heritage

Petra:  One of the 7 Wonders of the World I had some tough choices to make as teenager. Choices that would shape my personality, my career choice and the future of desi Traveler blog that was yet to be born. You see I could not decide between following the footsteps of 007, drive the best of the cars, play futuristic gadgets, beat the baddies, while still finding the time to bed some beauties, or to follow Indiana Jones, discover lost civilizations, beat the baddies and find some time to, well give lectures to students about lost civilizations. (Make it write [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Apr 052015
 
Photographing Blood Moon

  Why is Blood Moon Called Blood Moon: Some Theories and pictures of Blood Moon   So the regulars  here on desi Traveler, your friendly neighborhood family travel blog, will know that I am a little filmy in nature, a true Bollywood aficionado, ( did you notice I used such a big word aficionado )breaking into song and dance sequence and crooning, “ Chand Tare Tod laoon” ( Let me break and bring Moon and Stars etc.), or Chodween kaa chand ho ya, ( meaning you are moon on the 14th … ) and other similar songs celebrating moon. [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jan 262015
 
Fountains near India Gate- Slow Shutter Speed pictures

Low Light Photography: Capturing Fountains in Lutyens’ Zone 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 pictures in long [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jan 232015
 
26th January Parade Rajpath India Gate and President Obama Visiting India

India Gate – Parade on Rajpath and President Obama’s Visit  It is easy to get lost in Delhi whether you are in Old Delhi ki Galiyan  or circling around the power circles of Lutyens’ Delhi. The city loves to play pranks with you just look at it the biggest show of might of the democracy the 26th January Parade in Delhi marches on Rajpath or the path of the Royals. Did the naming pundits forgot that Democracy succeeded by trampling Raj under the callused feet of masses? And once the Raj fell like a pack of cards or should I say Humpty Dumpty, [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Oct 122014
 
Karwa Chauth Moon

  Pictures of Karwa Chauth Moon So like many years this year also the moon of Karwa Chauth decided to get late and make my dear wife wait more before she could break her fast. Though I am pretty sure all Indians know what Karwa Chauth is, but since desi Traveler gets lots of traffic from US, UK, Europe and Australia  ( though I am not sure it is the desi diasporas in these countries or natives who read desi Traveler )  it would not be wrong to give some gyan about Karwa Chauth. You see in India most [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Nov 192012
 
An Evening At Taramati Baradari Hyderabad

  An Evening Photo Walk at Taramati Baradari Hyderabad Last time when I visited Taramati Baradari with my kids we were not able to take pictures during the night as it was raining a little and the lights that illuminate the monument were not switched on.So when our photo walk club HWS organized a walk to Taramati Baradari I was hoping it would be in evening, as most of the photo walk organized are during the day. It seems lady luck was smiling on me and this photo walk was organized on Saturday evening rather than Sunday Morning as most photo walks [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]