Jan 032016

  A Museum of Sikh History: Virasat-e-Khalsa, Anandpur Sahib Looks can be deceiving, is an old saying and my first reaction on looking at Virasat-e-Khalsa complex was, that it does not look anything like a museum of Sikh culture and history. Only once you enter and reach the top-level after checking all the exhibits that you get a panoramic view of the complex and surroundings, by now you are already in awe of the exhibits and a short tour of the youngest and most reformist faith born in India. You will be forgiven to think initially that the design [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

May 222013
Dilli Ki Galiyan- Missing The Streets Of Delhi

A Day Wandering The Streets Of Delhi I have lived out of Dilli for many years now. Delhi as it is called by those not familiar with the real name of the city that survived the lust of empires and emperors only to outlive them both. Dilli has lived in me for generations; every time I miss Delhi I will  remember the famous lines from Zauq the famous poet from Delhi, (yes sir, Delhi has given many famous Shayars or poets to this country than probably all other cities combined. Zauq and Ghalib are just two of the more [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

May 082013
Trek  To Valley Of Flowers & Hemkund Sahib

A Trek to Valley of flowers & Hemkund Sahib In this post fellow photographer and blogger, Sumana Dey takes us on a trek to photograph the divine Valley of flowers, National Park in the Himalayas, Chamoli, Uttarakhand, India. In the process, she also visits the holy Hemkund Sahib lake and Gurudwara close to the Valley of Flowers.  The post has some really beautiful pictures that she clicked while trekking to and in the Valley of Flowers. Wow! God!That is what you will say on seeing Valley Of Flowers. Yup this is about God or more precisely His land, ‘Devbhoomi’. Uttarakhand is known [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Aug 102012
Bidar Fort and Gurudwara Nanak Jheera

Bidar in Karnataka is a sleepy, dusty town about 140 KM from Hyderabad. It has 2 claims to fame one is a visit by Guru Nanak Dev the founder of Sikhism about 500 years ago and other is as the former capital of the Bahmani Sultans, one of the first Islamic dynasties in Deccan. This post we will visit Bidar Fort and Gurudwara Nanak Jheera near the Bidar Fort. Gurudwara Nanak Jheera in Bidar The legend is that first Sikh Guru Nanak Dev visited Bidar at a time when it was suffering through severe drought and on request of [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Feb 272011

How To Reach Nanded: One can reach Nanded from Hyderabad either via NH7 bypassing Medak Town and then joining the NH16, then taking a left turn from Nirmal on NH 222, the other way is through NH 9 till Sangareddi and then taking the state roads. Since the roads in Andhra Pradesh were good we decided to go through Sangareddi as it was shorter by almost 50 KM. The roads were good but the moment we entered Maharashtra, it dawned on me why the sales of SUVs is increasing in India. If things remain similar India may have to [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Feb 132011
Road Trip to Sri Hazur Sahib Nanded Gurudwara

A Road Trip to Sri Hazur Sahib Nanded Gurudwara in Maharashtra Inside the Gurudwara When we lived in Gurgaon, there was hardly any month when we will not take a road trip. You drive in any direction from Delhi on one of the excellent highways that sprout out of Delhi. If not a long trip I would go to Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary with kids for bird watching. But when we moved to the city of Nizams due to job change I was discouraged by doomsayers that there is nothing to go from Hyderabad except for the stone hinges around [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Dec 162010

We have been planning to go to Nanded for some time to visit the Hazur Sahib Gurudwara where Guru Gobind Singh meditated in his final days on earth.  We are planning to take our car on the trip and also cover the Bidar Nanak Jheera Gurudwara in the return journey.  Nanded is about 5 hour journey from Hyderabad, and this will be one of our first trips outside of Hyderabad in our car. Let us see how things go. Will keep you posted. Below is the Google map for the route we plan to take from Hyderabad to Nanded. [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]