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…]

Nov 142013
 
A Railway Station Called Warora

A Random Railway Station: Warora I don’t think I have said it enough time that I love traveling by trains, it is by train travel one gets to see the Middle India or the real India. The little joys of train travel can only be experienced and not explained. One of the new small fun I enjoy is getting down on random train stations where the train stops due to some reasons. It could be due to a red signal, or it could be technical halt or whatever. Many times these stations come in night and I don’t even [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Oct 102013
 
Train To Pakistan

When we saw Pakistan We were debating where to go on our next holiday and it soon turned into a heated debate as always. Finally, I said let us take a train to Pakistan and show you the land of your ancestors, to the missus. You see her parents were born in pre-partition India and she sometimes wishes to go and see the village where here forefathers lived. But she brushed this aside as another joke of mine. But I went online to book tickets in tatkal for Delhi-Amritsar Shatabdi train and offered to help with the packing of bags. Impressed [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Oct 082013
 
Hyderabad Metro Rail

    Hyderabad Metro Rail: First Look With Hyderabad Metro work going at full pace, Hyderabad will soon have its name in the few cities in country that have its own metro. Hyderabad has history going back hundreds of years from the era of Qutub Shahi Kings, followed by Nizams and now it is one of the major Pharma, IT and BPO hub in the country.  When I moved to Hyderabad one of the things that I liked was its greenery and access to wildlife and nature in the vicinity of city.  You can travel just half an hour [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Feb 252012
 

desi Goes for Half Day Tour of Hong Kong What is it with travel that makes you addicted? Is it the new places you discover? Or is it the small treasures you keep on accumulating from one flea market in a distant town to another? Or is it the bragging rights one gets for the number of vivid stamps on the passport? Or is it the collage of photos clicked by strangers for you that gives one high that can beat the evening tipple? Well I guess it is all or a mixture of all of them.  For me [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Apr 102009
 

Our Elder daughter had her first long journey at the ripe old age of 90 days. I was between jobs and was to move to Kolkota from Mumbai. We decided to stay for some time with my parents in Delhi and take some time off before the grind of the new job began. Since we were moving house we have shipped most of the stuff with a truck , but still we had a lot of stuff with us so we decided to take the good old Train– Rajdhani from Mumbai to Delhi. We were in an AC II [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

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Apr 032009
 

Both me and the misses love to travel. she loves the five star way while i am the quintessential rough it out type. So typically it is the misses who gets to rough me up while we travel. Before I got married I use to travel alone or with my friends and we use to go to places like Pachmari, Manali etc. I also traveled and backpacked in Europe once in 1998 or 99 and was an ajooba for most of the people I met in Europe as they claimed they have not seen an Indian backpacker. The immigration officer at the [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

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