Feb 252017
 
desi Traveler Explores Chinatown Singapore

Beyond Top 10 Things to do in Chinatown Singapore Smug that I am prepared to explore & experience Chinatown Singapore, after reading a few blog posts suggesting “Top 10 Things to do & See in Chinatown Singapore”, I trotted to the colorful Chinatown in Singapore with Mr. Know IT All Swag. Wrong! Wrong! Wrong. “Arrogance is the Achilles’ heel of a Traveler”, I  mumble to myself and decide to go with the flow. The energy, the sounds, the smells the vibes & smiles overtake my senses and I am like a well a ” Tourist in Chinatown ” With no [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jan 102016
 
Amritsar Heritage Walk - Amritsar Beyond Religion & Food

desi goes with Davinder Singh on Amritsar Heritage Walk This is my first Amritsar Heritage Walk and I am looking at a faint sliver of the sky gives me a weak smile as I stretch my neck to yogic dimensions, as my eyes go wide at all the heritage looking back at me. There is something historical all around me in these narrow bylanes of Amritsar, not the kind of history you find in textbooks but living, breathing, smiling, and unfortunately neglected and deteriorating heritage. I look up to intricately carved wooden balconies with designs from Shekhawati and Europe side [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Apr 232015
 
A Special Food Walk in Chandni Chowk Old Delhi

  Mexican  Chefs and  desi  on Food Walk in Chandni Chowk Old Delhi   Food. Ah the Fuel for our body. The very thoughts of delicious, finger licking favorite comfort food is enough to make the salivary glands go in excessive production stage opening the flood gates in the mouth. And what better place to taste the foods of Delhi than the narrow lanes of Chandni Chowk  also known as Delhi 6 for it Pin code number. They say about Switzerland that you can click in any direction and you will get a beautiful picture, I say in Chandni Chowk [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Feb 182015
 
Kochi Muziris Biennale

A day walking in Fort Kochi for Kochi Muziris Biennale Recently in a twitter chat a question was asked : Which city (that you’ve visited) is the best to explore on foot, and why? Without a blink I answered : Fort Kochi, as it is a vibrant city buzzing with art works that is best discovered on foot. Many agreed. I was off course sharing my personal experience of walking the Fort Kochi right from the pier area to all the way to Jew Town, slowly discovering the charms of this jewel of a city whose lanes smell of the [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jan 242013
 
A Walk on Beach Road in Pondicherry

Beach Road Pondicherry- A Walk to Enjoy Bapu was born in Porbandar, a city with nice beaches, which later became known for gang wars and movies were made on its notorious Gang led by the Godmother Santokben Jadeja , where Shabana Azmi played the lead character. But Bapu left Porbandar long ago and left his mark not only on this country but also on South Africa and other countries in the world. To respect Bapu’s association with the beach city he was born in almost every city with a beach in India has a Gandhi Statue, on the beach not to [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Oct 192012
 
10 Things to do in Shilparamam-Hyderabad

   What to do & what to shop in Shilparamam: Indian Crafts Bazaar in Hyderabad Take An Elephant Home I have written earlier about Shilparamam in Madhapur, Hyderabad very close to the IT hub of the city. So you will find a lot of westerners coming there to do shopping. But some of my friends wanted to know what else they can do besides shopping so here we are. Some of the good things about Shilparamam are that it is a gated complex so once you are in there are no beggars to trouble you, no honking of cars and [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]