Jun 042016
 
Pictures From Rajasthan Road Trip AT 80 KM Per Hour

Padharo Mhare Desh: Rajasthan Road Trip clicked at  80 KM Per Hour The Kids were busy in the backseat of the car, I was busy driving at 80 KM per hour on the road trip Agra to Gurgaon via Bharatpur and Alwar, and the lush green landscape of the desert state of Rajasthan was passing by. Any other day I would have stopped the car every few minutes, clicked a few pictures and congratulated myself, “Beta desi you will sure get 40 likes on  this picture. “ But today was different, the toll road was smooth, and I was [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jan 262016
 
A Morning Drive to Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary & Last Sarson Ke Khet

The last of Sarson Ke Khet Near Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary That I regularly go bird watching at  Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary near Gurgaon is old news. While I enjoy bird watching there with my friends and family at Sultanpur, each visit also now makes me a bit sad. As we approach the Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary and the Basai Wetlands that are on the way, the thoughts about future of these birding heavens makes me gloomy because the future of the Sanctuary as well as the Basai Wetlands is not secure. For me the visit to nature is all about the ecosystem, sustainability and [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jan 012016
 
January 2016 Calendar - Download Desktop Wallpaper

January 2016 calendar desktop wallpaper : Punjab de Sarson Ke Khet  Dear readers Happy New Year 2016 from your friendly neighborhood desi Traveler In January as well as December of 2015 I visited the granary of India, the land blessed by pious gurus whose blessings and teachings guide the valiant Sikhs, where the water of five rivers nurtures the golden Sarson ke Khet of Punjab. Indeed when you talk about Punjab ( Punj = 5, Aab = Water so Punjab = the land nurtured by of 5 rivers ) first thing that comes to mind is the golden-yellow Sarson ke Khet. That is exactly the theme [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Dec 312015
 
Most shared blog posts of 2015 on desi Traveler

  Which are the most shared  viral  blog posts of 2015 ? OK, ladies and gentlemen, traveler and tourists here is the customary good by post for 2015.  Not that I am a great believer in customary post but as we bid adieu to 2015 let me go back to 2015 and look at most shared travel blog posts of desi Traveler. By the readers. First of all let us understand what I mean by shared and viral posts: A post for me is shared or viral if it is shared more than 100 times, by readers or social network. [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Sep 012015
 
Travel Tuesday Picture: Nihang Soldiers

The Nihang Warriors : Torchbearers of a glorious Tradition   In today’s  Travel Tuesday picture I bring to  you  Nihang Sikh Soldiers / Sadhu from the land  of golden fields -Punjab. If you are not aware of the Sikh history, then you may wonder why I am mentioning the Nihang as both Soldier and Sadhu. Well during the middle ages, the Nihangs were the brave soldiers in the Sikh Army first raised by Guru Hargobind jee In later years the Nihang Soldiers played very important role in various battles, more so when the enemy was in larger numbers. No wonder  Guru Gobind Singh Jee said Chirian [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 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…]