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 302014
 
The SONY Xperia Z3 Compact: What a Traveler needs

Checking  Sony XPERIA Z3 Compact from a Traveler’s Perspective   I have been playing with the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact phone with a special interest in the camera function of the phone. To begin with 20.7 mp camera is just the tip of the iceberg of the tens of cool features that the phone offers.  But rather than exploring all the features of the phone camera I was keener to check out the camera from a traveler’s perspective. So where do my travels take me? Well from the bone-chilling Himalayas to dusty deserts in Rajasthan to hot and humid [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Oct 222014
 
Diwali is a festival of Lights

    Celebrating an Eco Friendly Diwali: A festival of Lights Diwali is the biggest festival in India celebrated across regions and religions.  It started as a festival of lights when as per Ramayana Lord Ram returned to Ayodhya after spending 14 years in exile in the Jungles.  When he returned to Ayodhya triumphant after defeating demon king Ravana the citizens of Ayodhya illuminated the city with oil lamps, hence starting the tradition of ” Festival of Lights “. Notice  Diwali or Deewali or Dipawali is a festival of lights, I am not sure when the tradition of burning [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Oct 202014
 
Pushkar Resorts: A Family Fun destination in in Pushkar Rajasthan

Pushkar Resort Perfect family Getaway from Delhi &  Jaipur Nobody can resist the charms of Rang Rangeelo Rajasthan, famous for its royal palaces, golden dunes, endangered tigers and some of the most luxurious resorts in the country. As the biggest tourist magnet in North India Rajasthan has perfected the art of luxury travel and everywhere you are welcomed with Padharo Mhare desh by mustached men welcoming you with folded hands. Once we left the cacophony of Ajmer the roads start winding uphill and you can see the city of Ajmer from various bends overlooking the plane. True to tradition [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…]

Oct 102014
 
Lakshman Sagar : A Fairy Tale in Rajasthan

Lakshman Sagar: A Fairy Tale Luxury Heritage Resort in Rustic Rajasthan There are hotels and then there are luxury hotels, once you are done with luxury what is left to experience?  May I suggest living in a fairy tale from another era? The recipe is not easy to replicate but let me try. Take an old hunting lodge of King, add a beautiful lake surrounded by OLD Banyan trees where Peacocks perch for night, add a couple of havelis, now bring some creative interior decorators who add a dash of colors and a lot of local daily use things [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Sep 242014
 
Ibis Delhi Airport Hotel in Aerocity - Hotel Review

Family Trip to Ibis Delhi Airport in Aerocity I have been a bit busy in last some weeks both on personal as well as work front.  So when I got an invitation to visit Ibis Delhi Airport to come and stay my instant reaction was to say no as my elder daughter had her school exams and I was entrusted by the missus to help her with science syllabus (finally something she thinks I can do better than her or this is to make me work ?). But the lady on phone was very persistent and told me that she [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Sep 012014
 
Johnson Lodge Manali- Hotel Review

A review of Johnson Lodge in Manali, Himachal Pradesh I am not much of a hotel reviewer even though for many years I lived out of hotels and slowly became immune to them, only caring about Wi Fi, paid or free.  But once in a while you come across a hotel that is like they say “It’s Different” So recently I was in Manali and stayed at Johnson Lodge on Circuit House road, for two nights once while going to Spiti to get used to high altitude to avoid AMS, and next on the return trip while waiting for [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Feb 142014
 
Peerancheru Lake in Night

  Peerancheru Lake in Night Go and check out more Skywatch images at the Skywatch Site! Click here for day pictures of Peerancheru and PBEL City about hiking and birding.  Feel free to share with your friends and family.