Mar 152016
 
Petition to Railway Minister  Sh. Suresh Prabhu

 Rail Minister Please allow own food in Shatabdi / Rajdhani trains to stop food wastage Indian trains have come a long way in terms of modernization and technology while retaining the mystery and joy of traveling to distant destinations in a leisurely way. Nothing can match the romance of a listening to the loud whistles of the engine as you pass through dark tunnels remembering the odd joke about trains and tunnels and wondering if any of those were true while rubbing your cheek? Have you ever felt the sense of being a VVIP as your train passes a railway [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Oct 012015
 
Best Places to Travel for Vegetarians

Top Travel Destinations For Vegetarians   I have always thought that India is one of the few countries in world where people are vegetarians by choice. Now this choice could be a derivative of religious beliefs like in many Hindus and almost all Jains (I have some Jain friends who eat all kind of meat ), or it could be due to spiritual reasons with some specific individuals. All said and done of the biggest reason I believe we should give vegetarian food a shot is that it is more environmental friendly. You see it is simple logic if [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Aug 182015
 
Archimedes and making of Lemon Flavored Timballo Siciliano

My Eureka Moment :  Lemon Flavored Timballo Siciliano I am sure you know there are 50 Shades of Grey, and there are more than 50 different words and expression for Snow and ice in the frozen landscapes where Eskimos live. In our own country we have 1000 name of Lord Vishnu in Vishnu Sahastranama. The point I am trying to make bake here is that we tend to have many names and ways of speaking of things that we think a lot about. So is it surprising that there are more than 300 types of recognized Pasta shapes and [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jun 232015
 
Arabian Nights at Feynan Eco Lodge Jordan - Review

Sustainability at its best: Feynan Eco Lodge in Dana Biosphere Reserve Jordan By the time you realize that the Arabian nights has 1000s of tales you are hooked. One story leads to another and there are so many subplots that you can keep whole of Hollywood and Bollywood directors busy in making movies on them, such is the complexity of these simple tales that in the end connect you to a world that now only exists in fairy tales or in pockets of exotica like Petra, Wadi Rum and Feynan Eco Lodge. If you are like me you may [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

May 012015
 
Vegetarian Jordanian Food Culture: A Guide For Vegetarians Traveling In Jordan

 Vegetarian Jordanian Cuisine : Love at first bite As I announced my Jordan trip, one of the friends teased me that I will not get anything vegetarian to eat in Jordan as it is an Arab Country and people only eat meat. Guess what who had the last laugh? Your friendly neighborhood desi Traveler had never enjoyed more vegetarian delicacies outside of India than in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The whole Jordanian cuisine is a pleasant, colorful, and fragrant surprise for vegetarians and most of it is wonderful not just for your taste buds but also for your [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]