Nov 282016
Watching Sunrise at Borobudur - UNESCO World Heritage Site Indonesia

Watching Sunrise at Borobudur Temple Indonesia Carefully I watch each of my steps as I try to climb the steep stairs in pitch darkness. Pitch darkness as I am trying my best ignoring the countless light sabres around me to find the path. Luckily these sabres are so weak that their undernourished beam dies before hitting the stone steps of the largest Buddhist temple in the world Borobudur in the largest Muslim nation in the world. Well, that is Indonesia for you, every step you take you to learn something astonishing about this country of more than 17,000 islands [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Nov 222015
Sting in the Dragon's Tail - A Travel Tale From Bhutan

  Finding Happiness on the trip to Bhutan by Rohit Jain Bhutan is a country that rather than measuring GDP or Gross Domestic Produce, believes in Gross National Happiness. Consider the surprise of avid traveler Rohit Jain when some folks in his group were hell bound on taking the happiness away from not just from the trip but also from the travelers and staff. Over to Rohit where he narrates his experience traveling to Bhutan and how happiness returned to the trip to paradise: >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It was a magical trip to the Land of the Thunder Dragon, aka Bhutan. We were [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Apr 172014
The Man Who Saw Jesus

Making of Jesus in the Backwaters of Alleppey in Kerala Happy yet humbled at our discovery of the ancient Portuguese church in the backwaters of Alleppey during our Houseboat ride, I and Nelson my friend from Portugal decided to explore  some more around the church.  I was pondering of higher questions like divine, god, religion etc. and one thought kept on coming to my mind, “  God made man or man made God? , if God is one, why do we have so many religions? And how come every religion claims  as the only true one? Can there be more than [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

May 242013
Birla Science Museum & Planetarium Hyderabad

  Take your Kids to Birla Science Museum & Planetarium Hyderabad Like many parents in Hyderabad, we too are faced with the challenge where to take kids during the summer vacation. I was looking for options beyond malls and cinema halls when I literally stumbled on Birla Science Museum and Planetarium on Naubat Pahad, close to Hussain Sagar. I have actually been there to attend a photography workshop and ended up admiring the treasure trove that Birla Science Museum and Planetarium offers to the whole family. What to Expect at Birla Science Museum and Planetarium:  The Birla Planetarium is [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

May 112013
Different Hues of 18 Meter Tall Buddha Statue in Hussain Sagar

18 Meter Tall Buddha Statue in Hussain Sagar  Every city and era has its icons, some old some new. Take Delhi – it has the Red Fort and Qutub Minar from the earlier days and Lotus Temple from the modern days. Similarly, we have London with its ancient Palaces like Buckingham Palace and Tower Bridge representing the middle ages, but it also has London Eye which has also become an icon for modern London. Our own Hyderabad has Golconda Fort and Charminar as its icons from the past and now we have the 18 Meter high statue of Buddha in [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Apr 162013
An Evening Walk at Hussain Sagar Tank Bund

Evening Walk For Low Light Photography at Hussain Sagar Tank Bund Tank Bund on the Banks of Hussain Sagar is the informal city center of Twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. Every city slowly gets its own hangout place or the city center where the citizens and the tourists and travelers converge to soak the essence of a city. In Delhi for me it was  De Pauls at Janpath the Gehri Route in Chandigarh sector 10 filled that void in otherwise Sarkari city. Mumbai has many informal meeting places like Juhu Chowpatty, Bandra Bandstand, and Queens Necklace etc, and Kolkata [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]