Jan 122016
 
Wagah Border Ceremony Where Emotions Run High

desi Goes To Wagah Border Parade & Prays for Peace I first saw Wagah Border Ceremony with wife jee and daughter and it was a nostalgic trip for us as across the barbed wires and imposing gates she could see Pakistan.  After that I have watched  Wagah Border Ceremony many times and each time I come back with a different feeling. Situated just 31.5 KM from the holy city of Amritsar, Wagah is not just a border it represents everything that the two nations theory based on religion proposed and succeeded during the Indian freedom movement.  What were one people [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Feb 112015
 
Sarson Ke Khet: Mustard Fields

– desi goes to Sarson Ke Khet of Punjab — पंजाब के सरसों के खेत Sarson ke Khet! Mustard fields! Ah, those golden blooms spread over acres and acres bringing a smile on the wrinkled face of the old farmer. I was as his callused hands tenderly touch the delicate blooms more delicately than Shahrukh Khan caressed the tresses of Kajol in that eternal love song- “Tujhe Dekha to yeh Jana Sanam— तुझे देखा तो ये जाना सनम, प्यार होता है दीवाना सनम “ that made the “Sarson Ke Khet the ultimate romantic destination in India”. But dear reader long [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Oct 102013
 
Train To Pakistan

When we traveled to see 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 [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]