Oct 232015
 
Sunset in Gurgaon

The Wrong Turn To The Right Sunset   Sometimes the wrong turn can be the right turn, just by chance.  On a recent trip to Chikamagalur where I was shooting Mercedes-Benz for a blogging assignment, I accidentally hit my lens to a tree. Luckily the lens hood too the hit and the main body did not have any damage. I was clicking with same lens for months now without any issue. But today I was alone at home with nothing to do so I thought why not get the rubber ring on the lens replaced as it has become [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Sep 282015
 
Pictures of Super Blood Moon

My experience of clicking Super Blood Moon in India Moon is our closest neighbor and satellite.  Moon is also the heavenly body in space where humans traveled to in a space ship, so I guess I can write about Moon on my travel blog 🙂 . I write this post with great disappointment as I could not get the pictures I wanted.  The bigger reason for disappointment is not because I could not get  pictures but because I did not research properly before going out to click on pictures. You see I was happy with the pictures I clicked of [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Sep 082015
 
Lot's Wife- A Pillar Of Salt  Near Dead Sea in Jordan

  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…]

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…]

Oct 032014
 
Guess Where Contest

  Guess Where  is this beautiful palace Your’s truly was busy last few weeks traveling both for fun as well as for work, now as for me Work is also fun sometimes the boundaries are a bit blurred.  So today I give you couple of pictures of my travels while I work on a detailed post about one of the places I visited. This is a very unique fairy tale type location and the bold colors should give away where it is.  But if you can pin point the exact place I will send you a large print of [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jul 112014
 
Sunset over Chinese Fishing Nets Cochin

Photographing Sunset in Fort Kochi behind Chinese Fishing Nets Clichéd it may sound, but a visit to Fort Kochi in Cochin, Kerala is incomplete without clicking a picture of Sunset behind the Chinese Fishing nets. For us visitors ( tourists, travelers take your pick), it is a photo opportunity but for the fishermen of Kerala, it is a lot of hard work. I am not sure exactly when the Chinese fishing nets came to India and when they became ubiquitous on the Cochin Skyline. Today they are kind of symbol of your visit to Fort Kochi in Kerala and every [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Mar 012013
 
Lonely Planet Best Travel Photo Contest

Two of My photos won Lonely Planet  Best Travel Photo Contest Today turned out to be very special day for me. Some of you would remember my posts on my visit to Tal Chapar wildlife Sanctuary. I submitted some of those pictures in Lonely Planet  Best Travel Photo Contest. I was casually browsing through their website and saw a post mentioning the prize winners for the contest. While yours truly’s name was not in the top three winners, I did saw my name in the consolation prize winner list. After exchanging emails with Bodhisattva Sen Roy, Digital Editor & [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]