So Roshnai gifted me a Nexus 5 on my birthday :D Wow, what a phone! This is absolutely the best phone I have used till date, and do not see how any contemporary phone can get any better than this! And the next thing I saw on it was a video, that Google had secretly … More Video end-of-year reviews!
Our last vacation of 2013 was spent in one of the most fragrant and charming places I’ve ever been to! The smell of fresh air with a whiff of freshly brewed coffee got us incredibly relaxed! We visited the coffee cultivating district of Coorg in Karnataka, and homestayed with a lovely coffee farming family. We … More On the coffee trail…
Life will never be the same again. Switching on the TV right after getting up, happened for the last time today. In less than 5 minutes, I was in tears. If you did not cry today, you will perhaps never cry in your life – for all the rest of us mere mortals, our reactions … More November 16th, 2013
This blog post is written to give context to my blog post on the recent trip to Uzbekistan – Once Again along the Silk Route… Uzbekistan is a potpourri of civilizations across Asia. While the original inhabitants were of Indo-Iranian origins, they were raided, destroyed and ruled repeatedly by a number of rulers. Zoroastrianism was … More A brief history of Uzbekistan
Last year I was a tad bit disappointed as I could not travel much. Ever since the trip to South Korea in 2007, I was traveling abroad at least once every year. I badly wanted that to continue, but 2011 did not give me a chance. 2012 arrived with a bang, and the entire year … More Into the wild…
When I see people spitting on the roads, I am reassured that we really cannot rid our nation of some of the serious problems (such as corruption, but not limited to) our country is plagued with. We need a change of mindset and not laws or their enforcement! Our politicians are not corrupt, young men, … More You! Sorry, We!
Traveling without a camera is not what I enjoy doing, but I do relish those trips just a little bit more. Looking through the camera lens does not narrow my perspective but it does narrow my perspective, you know what I mean! I visited Goa the first time ever, more than 25 years after I … More Of One Million Fireflies and Water-falls
Hello friend. How have you been? I saw you uploaded an awesome photograph of a lonely girl standing on a pristine beach with white sands and blue waters, with arms wide open! You look so pretty! Oh, and I saw your Twitter profile, wow those bangles in the background photo look amazing! Sad, we don’t … More Enter a post title here, also upload a background image
Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune in India,Chicago, New York, San Francisco, in the US,Busan, in South Korea – were photo walked so far… This is the 8th city in the series… The above photos capture what you can expect to find in a typical market on the streets of old Hyderabad. The Charminar, and the Chowmahalla Palace … More Photowalking–Hyderabad
A long weekend was enough for us to venture out of Hyderabad for the first time since we moved here. I am sad to learn that there are no great places around Hyderabad and in close driving proximity for day trips. But that did not stop us from exploring further and beyond. Here are a … More Road Trip 2011: Hampi, Karnataka
I got a message a few days back which read “Join us today at NIBM for a protest against the government in support of Anna Hazare and the Jan Lokpal Bill. You can come and join us anytime for some time anytime before 8.30pm.” I was not too surprised. I met a few friends later … More #316 Jan Lokpal Bill and Anna – Fizz or a Fuss?
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It was a calm monsoon morning when we were driving up to Panchgani, on the Bombay-Bangalore Highway (NH4). Now, the NH4 is my favorite highways to drive on. I have not driven on many highways but this one is pretty neat, well tarred and tyre noise on it is quite low. At the start of … More #314 Puncture repair cheats on the highways
Last week, I visited one of the most beautiful cities in India, Udaipur. This also happened to be my first trip to Rajasthan, the desert state of India. Udaipur, however, is like an oasis; well I did not visit the sandy parts of the state, but Udaipur surely looked like an oasis. It is beautifully … More #311 Udaipur, Rajasthan
[This post was titled – My Dear North Indian Brother; however, I think I need to take a step back and realize that it has little to do with North India, and more to do with Delhi and surrounding regions] … All Indians are my brothers and sisters… I shall give respect to my parents, … More #310 My dear brother in the NCR…