Oct 052015
 
Road Trip To Kumaon

Himalayan Photo Odyssey: desi Goes On a Road Trip To Kumaon Himalayas Let us go on a road trip to Kumaon. But first let us ponder a bit – What is better than a road trip? Well to start a road trip with strangers and end with friends. So that in nutshell friends summarizes my road trip to Kumaon for a week. It started with a simple message on twitter.  If I would like to join on Road Trip to Kumaon? Now Kumaon is not your typical touristy area, the beauty of Kumaon lies in the fact that even [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Sep 082015
 
Lot's Wife- A Pillar Of Salt: Travel Tuesday Picture

  A Pillar of Salt  that was once Lot’s Wife in Bible  Salt plays a very important role in our lives and in India it played a very significant role in the freedom movement also, when Mahatma Gandhi led the freedom fighters on Dandi March to oppose the tax on Salt. But salt stories are almost as old as civilization.  I am not sure when I first read about Lot’s Wife, but my guess is it was a story about an archaeologist finding a beautiful statue of women in the desert.  The archaeologist carries the statue in the back of a [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Aug 222015
 
desi Traveler Goes To Kunzum Pass

A Day At Kunzum Pass: My experience & pictures from Kunzum La So desi Traveler went to Kunzum, or rather I should say I passed from Kunzum Pass on my way to and back from Spiti. You need to pass two main passes on the way to Spiti, via Manali one is Rohtang La and second is Kunzum La. Technically, height wise Kunzum is bigger and higher and better to photograph. But Rohtang is more notorious as it is closer to Manali and our tourists are happy to visit it after hours of struggling in traffic and then play in [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jul 162015
 
Naggar Castle & The Town Nicholas Roerich Chose As Home

Close to the Maddening Crowd -Naggar in Himachal Pradesh So you have done the Simla, Manali, Kullu, Kufri and Chails of the world, lunar landscape of Ladakh is not your cup  of tea and because your head spins in the rarefied air,  Spiti is out of the question. Now you are wondering where to go in the mountains where you get all the creature comforts, yet you are away from the Touristy places because you just realized “ Oh  I am to Traveler and not a tourist”, well dear awakened soul may  I  present to you the town of Naggar. Ah [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jun 092015
 
Tata Bolt Pictures

Clicking Pictures of Tata Bolt As I mentioned in the earlier post about drive and review of Tata Bolt, that I will be sharing more pictures of Tata Bolt.  But due to various reasons ( mostly travel 🙂 )  I could not upload the pictures of Tata Bolt hence the post got delayed. So without much delay let me share some pictures of Tata Bolt that I clicked at various places.  As the car we received, this time, was not brand new my focus was on the outside of the car and not the interiors of the car, more [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

May 242015
 
Road Trip to Neemrana Fort in Tata Bolt : desi goes on #BoltDrives on NH 8

#BoltDrives to Fort Neemrana Rajasthan in Tata Bolt  Can there be anything better than a road trip to Rajasthan ?  Well how about a road trip with fellow bloggers? But wait let us make it even better. How about a road trip in brand new Tata Bolt, with tank full, and fellow bloggers to give you company and share stories, sing songs and pull each other’s legs? Bus Bus Pajee control nahi ho raha ab to… (बस बस   पाजी  कंट्रोल    नहीं  हो  रहा  अब तो ), I can imagine what you must be thinking. So same was my condition [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Feb 112015
 
Sarson Ke Khet: Mustard Fields

– desi goes to Sarson Ke Khet of Punjab — पंजाब के सरसों के खेत Sarson ke Khet! Mustard fields! Ah, those golden blooms spread over acres and acres bringing a smile on the wrinkled face of the old farmer. I was as his callused hands tenderly touch the delicate blooms more delicately than Shahrukh Khan caressed the tresses of Kajol in that eternal love song- “Tujhe Dekha to yeh Jana Sanam— तुझे देखा तो ये जाना सनम, प्यार होता है दीवाना सनम “ that made the “Sarson Ke Khet the ultimate romantic destination in India”. But dear reader long [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Feb 102015
 
Pick the image from Punjab you like most

  Pick your favorite image from Punjab   Well technically they are all same image only processed differently just for fun. If you were following me on Twitter or Instagram you must have seen our #RahiOnRoad when we shared our images clicked in the golden Sarson ke Khet of Punjab.  So here is a single image processed in 4 different ways. Which one you like the most ?     You can answer here on the blog in comments or you can answer in this survey by clicking below Which image you like the most This is not a contest and [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Feb 012015
 
A Drive With SOUL: Rediscovering Passions

Drive With SOUL: A herd of Wild Beasts Tamed By Passionate Owners We were tribesmen first, bonding over bonfire on  starlit nights under open skies, dancing to the orchestra of wild brooks and collective laughter emerging from the deep bowels of Souls celebrating the bounties of mother earth.  Then we evolved and things got complicated, nations, religions, caste, community and language all played a role to divide while we thought we are evolving as a species. No more. The baser instincts to belong to a tribe are back and we long to belong to a tribe that disenfranchises us from [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Dec 152014
 
No Country for Wild Horses- Only Wild Men

  The Devil Drives the Driver   Why do perfectly normal men behave like monsters once they are behind the wheels of a car? Why somebody who is never in a hurry to meet any deadline either at home or in office suddenly decides to join the line of dead on our highways? What happens when a man is behind the wheels of a machine? Looking at the way some of us drive on our desi highways you tend to question is the man driving the machine or the monster is driving the man? Genghis Khan created and ruled [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]