Oct 202016
 
Search for Singapore Girl and the Red Fedora

The Fall & Rise of Fedora : desi in search of Singapore Girl She is as iconic as the airline she represents. Her smile has launched a million flights from Changi, and countless passengers have missed a heartbeat on seeing her for the first time, such is the charm of the iconic Singapore Girl.  I first met her on a transatlantic flight from Delhi to Los Angeles and immediately was smitten by her smile, charms, professionalism and above all the grace with which she carries herself. As an aspiring wannabe travel photographer, I keep on trying new projects when I [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Sep 282016
 
FOOD SOUVENIRS FROM PUNJAB

Mouth Watering Savouries I brought from Punjab My biggest joy of being a travel blogger is interacting with other bloggers and look at the world from their eyes.  I have been fortunate to discover some wonderful travel writers and photographers during my journey as a travel blogger and have been fortunate enough to collaborate with some of them.  So I was very happy when Chaitali Patel who pens Maps Stamps Memories  asked me to contribute a post about ” Food souvenirs From Punjab”, I jumped at the opportunity and recollected my Roadtrip to Punjab last year and what all I [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Feb 082016
 
Things to do at Changi Airport Singapore

What To Do, See, Shop & Eat at Changi Airport Singapore What is better than reaching your destination? Well for me it is the journey that is the destination. And while we all cherish reaching a new destination, milestone or peak for it is always about the Journey. For, “The Journey Is The Destination “ With hundreds of long-distance flights across continents taken in my career, I have always felt a bit lost in an airport wondering what to do besides shopping. I think one of the rare exceptions during my long layovers have been the Changi Airport in Singapore. [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Aug 082015
 
A Traveler's Guide to Shopping In Singapore

Shopping Guide to  What & Where to buy in Singapore   As I mentioned earlier that Singapore is perfect for a family vacation, and what is a trip to foreign lands without a bit (or a lot) of retail therapy, especially when you are in a place like Singapore that is a shoppers destination no 1. So let us go for some Shopping in Singapore. Why Shop in Singapore? So dear readers in this post we will look at what to shop in Singapore and where to shop in Singapore. But before what and where to shop in Singapore, [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jul 142015
 
7 Reasons why Singapore is perfect for a family Vacation

What to do in Singapore on Family Holidays There are different kind of travelers in today’s highly fragmented travel world. From backpackers, to luxury travelers, to solo travelers, to solo woman traveler, to solo divorced traveler, to adventure travel junkie, to biker to family traveler like me you name it and we have a traveler for the same.  As I love to travel with my family I consider myself to be a family traveler and am always looking for great places to travel for family vacations. Let us take a closer look at Singapore as a family travel destination [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jun 162015
 
Top 7 Things I plan to do in Singapore

My Wishlist for my Singapore Trip Statement A: I have been to Singapore airport many times. Statement B: I have never been to Singapore Wondering what this puzzle is? Well I have changed planes many times at the Changi Airport in Singapore during my trips to USA, but as I was always short of time, I could never take a vacation and visit Singapore. But things are about to change and by the time you read this post I will be on my way to the Singapore of the city of Lion as Singa is from  Sanskrit =Singh meaning [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

May 202015
 
What To Shop  In Ajmer Sharif Rajasthan

  A desi Guide on What to buy in Ajmer Sharif Rajasthan No desi Trip is complete without some shopping, even if I don’t buy too many things, I just love to have a look in shops to find out what my desi brothers and sisters ( or may be more of sisters) are buying. Our visit Ajmer Sharif Dargah was no exception from a shopping point of view and as always I learnt a few things on this trip to Ajmer while shopping in Ajmer Sharif also. Now Ajmer Sharif is a major pilgrimage center visited by followers of Hazrat Khwaja [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Sep 232014
 
Varpu or Uruli- Reinventing a Kerala Heirloom

  Varpu: From Ayurveda and making feasts to decorating hotels One of the first thing I noticed in Kerala in almost every single hotel was a round, shallow vessel filled with water  and flowers floating on it. Now it was nothing new as now it is a common practice to find such vessels or Varpu in many places in India. But I had no idea that this tradition also started in God’s Own Country. But like so many things Varpu has also undergone a metamorphosis. Originally  Varpu, a large cauldron made from cast bronze was used to make Ayurveda [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

May 292014
 
What to shop in Kerala

Guide to shopping in Kerala: Spices to Souvenirs and many other things to buy in Kerala Kerala is known as God’s Own Country, but it is also Shopping destination no 1  for thousands of years for people looking to buy spices, today the list has only expanded to spoil you for choice of  things and souvenirs  to buy in Kerala   We, humans, evolved from hunters and gatherers to our present form, though I sincerely wonder if the current state of humans can be termed             evolution. But let us leave that to anthropologist, zoologists and [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Feb 082014
 
Numaish  For Shopping In Hyderabad

  Numaish: Where Hyderabad Goes For Shopping Well, let us go to another Hyderabad tradition i.e. the Numaish or the annual Exhibition is called. Numaish Masnuaat-e-Mulki is an Urdu word meaning Exhibition of Local products. Numaish has been a Hyderabad tradition since 1938.  Like all things in Hyderabad the folklore related with Numaish is also very interesting and motivating. Some graduates from Osmania University got together with the idea to raise funds for conducting an economic survey of the State. The proposal was put before the then Prime Minister of Hyderabad, Sir Akber Hyderi, and he liked it well to raise the money [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]