May 272013
Birla Temple Naubat Pahad Hyderabad

Birla Temple Hyderabad I have never been a very religious type, always bracketing myself as more of a spiritual being than religious. But still I go to a lot of temples, Gurudwaras, Churches and Dargahs. My aim is always to try to capture the essence of the place which normally is bigger than just the religious emotions places of worship evoke.  One of the reasons I love going to Temples is their Historical significance and the wonderful photo opportunity they offer to a travel blogger, not just of the temple but also of the streets and people in and [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

May 252013
Places to Visit around Hyderabad- Weekend Getaways, Family Picnic , Kids fun, Shopping, Wildlife & Nature

  Places to visit in and around Hyderabad- Day trips, family picnic, wild life, nature, Weekend Getaways, Shopping, hanging out: Travel Guide When we moved to Hyderabad a few years ago we were told there are no places to see in and around Hyderabad except for  Charminar and Golconda Fort and you can not drive anywhere as everything is more than 500 KM away. Well how wrong those people were as slowly we discovered the charms of the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad and started discovering its hidden gems from Nizam  and earlier eras one by one. So [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…]

May 062013
My Experiments in Low Light Photography With Slow Shutter Speed

Practicing Low Light Photography with Slow Shutter Speed Using Tripod Though I am just a hobby photographer, I enjoy  experimenting with my camera and lens. Some time back I wrote a post about Hussain Sagar Tank Bund in Hyderabad, when we went there with Hyderabad Weekend Shoots to take pictures of the 18 Meter tall Buddha statue and other things there.  While I am no pro photographer and normally just takes pictures mainly for Desi Traveler blog, I just love to try new things with the camera. Same evening we also tried our hands with low light night photography. The idea [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…]