Oct 092016
 
Revisiting Puja Memories:  With Love from Kolkata

The Joy Of Puja: Because Every Puja is Special Note from desi Traveler: There is Puja festivities everywhere, so I asked our friends to share their Puja Memories from Kolkata and other places.  I have my own fond memories of Puja in Kolkata, going from one Pandal to another trying to figure out what is happening all around me. But then I gave up and just joined the crowd in celebrating. Such is the joy of joining a Sarbojanin Durga Puja or the community Puja. But then there are very special Pujas that happen in Bengali homes in Kolkata that [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

May 062016
 
desi Travel digest April - Road Trip Special

desi Travel Digest April 2016 Road Trip  Special Curated by Ashwini Neetan The April 2016 desi Travel digest is focused on road trips in India and Abroad, and travel blogger and avid road tripper Ashwini Neetan kindly agreed to curate the same. She shares 6 of her favorite travel bloggers that do a lot of road trips.  With the long summer vacation around the corner, I think this is the perfect time to go on the highways and enjoy the fresh air  of mountains or the sea breeze or that long-planned but never happened trip to the wildlife sanctuary. [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Apr 082016
 
desi Travel Digest March - Clicking Pictures Capturing Souls

desi Travel Digest March – Photographers Who Create Magic For me, photography is something magical, mystical that gives the photographer immense power. This power is not something negative like the word is normally associated with. But the power photographers command is something very creative that brings out the very best in both the subject as well as the artist, in front of the world that lesser mortals  like me who are tone-deaf equivalent of photography are totally mesmerized by. And look at the images created by these magicians behind the shutter and just say WOW! So dear readers in [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Mar 072016
 
Women Who Travel - Sometimes alone Sometimes with Family

Inspiring Women Travel Bloggers to follow on Women’s Day This month’s desi Travel digest focuses on bloggers and not on blog posts, and to celebrate the International Women’s Day, I am including only Women Travel Bloggers from India. The good thing is we are celebrating Tuesday, March 8 International Women’s Day 2016, or in short Women’s day. The sad thing is we need to celebrate, recognize and push forward Women’s day to highlight that everything is not hunky dory with the way our world looks at Women. Unfortunately like everything else in this selfie-obsessed world, where hashtags are greeted with the [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Feb 092016
 
desi Travel Digest January 2016

January 2016 Travel Digest – Edited & Curated by Indrani Ghose Dear readers, we are ready with our January 2016 desi Travel Digest, with some hand-picked blog posts from around the world. Continuing the tradition this month’s editor and curator for the digest is one of my favorite travel bloggers Indrani Ghose. Check these posts carefully chosen by Indrani from across the travel blogs that she reads and likes. I must say I am amazed and happy at the variety of the posts and so happy to meet some of the bloggers whom I have not read in the past.  So [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jan 072016
 
desi Travel Digest 2015

Favorite Travel Blogs of 2015 : A desi Travel Digest We may be late with our desi Travel digest for December 2015, but let me assure you the wait was worth it. For those who are yet to read monthly desi digest here is a quick update:  Monthly desi digest is a round up of my favorite travel blog posts from around the world, with a clear bias towards desi travel bloggers. So far I was using my discretion for the same but for the year end 2015 special I thought why restrict desi digest only to what I [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Dec 022015
 
desi Travel Digest November 2015

Travel Blog posts I enjoyed reading : desi Travel Digest November 2015   December is here and it is time to share the blog posts I enjoyed reading in November.  These are the posts that either I stumbled on internet in my pursuit to learn about new places or these are from travelers whose blog I regularly read and have compiled them for desi Travel Digest November 2015 . One thing is very clear from scouting through countless travel blogs in India and abroad ( though in this post all the authors are from India ) that we have some [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Nov 012015
 
desi Travel Digest - October 2015

Travel Blog Posts I loved reading in October – Sharing the desi Travel Digest October 2015 Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls ( yes I know a popular airline uses this line, but remember this post is about sharing )  am I loving or what writing this monthly travel digest for readers of desi Traveler blog or what. First since now  I am consciously looking for posts for the desi Travel digest I tend to read more actively and not just a cursory glance on the post. But while the idea is to share my favorite travel blog posts from [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Oct 012015
 
desi Travel digest September 2015

  My favorite Travel Posts from September 2015 – And they are not from desi Traveler The main purpose of net was to share, so it is not surprising that we often see this mentioned on blogs: Sharing is Caring, or show some Sharing Love etc. Indeed we are happiest when we see that some body either known or a total stranger has shared our blog post, tweet or Facebook post. Nothing gives more joy to me when I see my posts being shared. I am thankful to my readers and fellow bloggers who have regularly shared posts from [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]