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Some say Life is Beautiful, Some Say Life is Difficult, Some Find it Painful, yet Some others find it Tiring.....BUT what if Life was to be a Vacation on Earth to enjoy its boundless beauty, eclectic tastes, experiencing beautiful emotions before we retire to our HOME and come back on yet another vacation in another…
2018-07-14 07:13
Sometime in February; when the winter sun was blazing down in Bangalore; I was yearning for the mountains. I toyed between a quick drive to the Nilgiris, a couple of hours away or make way t… Read More
2017-08-12 17:56
I first visited Rishikesh as a 6 year old and have vague memories of playing by a river throwing stones and crossing a narrow hanging bridge. I often browsed through those black and white ph… Read More
2017-08-04 19:14
After about a week of traveling in the Himalayas we reached Rishikesh. We had missed the Ganga Aarti in Haridwar on our way up and we wanted to witness the Ganga Aarti in Rishikesh. In Rishi… Read More
2017-06-11 18:22
When I was planning my itinerary for a trip to Mcleodganj and Dharamshala; I came across some pictures of ruined rock cut temples in the nearby region being referred as the Ellora of the Eas… Read More
2017-06-07 03:35
The best way to explore a local culture is to indulge in an immersive experience with local food, visit the places where locals eat, digging into dishes that brings a smile on to their face… Read More
2017-06-03 18:40
When I planned a trip to Mcleodganj, I thought of a “Triund Hike” since I did not want to camp alone as a solo traveler. I was deliberating to go or not to go when I decided… Read More
2017-05-09 03:56
When Hoot opened its doors very close home; I was wondering whether the laid back locality would have the appetite for an upscale microbrewery. On my first visit within 2 weeks of their… Read More
2017-05-08 02:32
Over the years Kolkata Durga Puja has evolved as an excellent display of installation art that I can never have enough of. Its not about religious fervor any longer but of homecoming, celebr… Read More
2017-04-26 17:29
After a morning trip around the Western Group of Temples and a brief afternoon siesta it was time to explore the other areas. The Southern Group of Temples in Khajuraho now comprise of 2 tem… Read More
2017-04-12 03:45
After breakfast in Havelock we set out for Neil Island located within the same Ritchies Archipelago. The journey to Neil Island from Havelock Island was approximately one hour by Makruzz Fer… Read More
2017-03-28 18:27
After a busy 6 days in Meghalaya, I was looking forward to spend a quiet day away from the tourist humdrum. I hired a vehicle for Nartiang where the monolithic rocks and an ancient temp… Read More
2017-03-27 18:07
During a trip to Meghalaya, it is really worthwhile to spend an extra day and travel 80 kms from Shillong right up to its final frontier in Dawki bordering Tamabil, Bangladesh. Dawki is a sm… Read More
2017-03-27 04:04
During my recent trip to Meghalaya, I had planned a day trip to Dawki the last frontier for India with Bangladesh. The chaffeur suggested that we go ahead to the Dawki-Tamabil border post as… Read More
2017-01-03 14:29
After a long day in Fatehpur Sikri and a sumptuous late lunch in The Pinch of Spice we headed towards Itmad Ud Daula located on the right bank of river Yamuna. The straight faced chauffeur m… Read More
Climbing 400 Million Year Old Batu Caves
2016-08-26 18:30
While in Kuala Lumpur, a half day visit to the 400 million years old Batu Caves is a must. It is a lime stone formation that was used by the indigenous people. Batu Caves owes its name to th… Read More
Walking Around Kampung Baru; Kuala Lumpur
2016-08-25 08:33
In between the glitzy high rises, grid tied roads and criss-crossing flyovers of Kuala Lumpur there is a different world in the leafy lanes of Kampong Bharu (Kampung Baru) oozing old wo… Read More
Walking Around Kampong Bharu; Kuala Lumpur
2016-08-25 08:33
In between the glitzy high rises, grid tied roads and criss-crossing flyovers of Kuala Lumpur there is a different world in the leafy lanes of Kampong Bharu oozing old world charm. Kamp… Read More
10 Things To Do Around Bhuj , Kutch
2016-08-12 17:15
Bhuj is the gateway to Great Rann of Kutch. Most people head directly to Rann of Kutch with a short lunch stop over in Bhuj. We came in from Dholavira, 5000 year old Indus Valley Civilizatio… Read More
Prag Mahal In Bhuj ~ A Photo Essay
2016-08-11 19:15
Prag Mahal was built in the 19th century in Bhuj. The construction of this Italian Gothic style palace was commissioned in 1865 by Rao Pragmalji II the ruler of Jadeja Kutch clan at that tim… Read More
Waste To Creation ~ Rock Garden Chandigarh
2016-08-07 17:19
These days there is a lot of buzz around re-use and recycle to manage our waste and Save the Planet. Nearly 60 years ago in 1957 a young goverment employee Nek Chand had started this endeavo… Read More
Poetry In Terracotta – Guptipara Temples
2016-07-27 08:07
I have grown in Kolkata but hardly experienced much beyond the city. Recently, I made a quick trip to Kalna after drawing inspiration from a favourite poem penned by Rabindra Nath Tagore. Af… Read More
Counting Calories In “Calorie Kitchen”
2016-07-26 18:16
When I see food on the table, something interesting and appealing, the last thing that comes to my mind is calories. I occasionally suffer from guilt pangs as an after thought which lea… Read More
Here And Now; Quaint Cafe In Bangalore
2016-07-21 10:23
How many times has it happened with you that you set out from home to run an errand and entered a cafe or a store instead ? It happens with me once in a while and more often than not le… Read More
Rock Garden In Chandigarh
2016-07-12 08:35
I had about 12 hours in Chandigarh nearly half of what I had initially planned. As the car rolled into Chandigarh it gathered speed; celebrating freedom from the slow sluggish traffic on Shi… Read More
Dehradun In A Day
2016-07-11 11:55
Nestled in the Doon Valley between the Ganga and the Yamuna lies Dehradun. A couple of centuries ago (17th) the eldest son of the 7th Sikh Guru camped (Dehra) in the Doon valley which led to… Read More
Ramadan (Ramzan) Food Walk In Bangalore
2016-07-08 10:03
Ramadan also known as Ramzan is the holy month of Muslims. It is the 9th month in the Islamic calendar when the holy book Quran was revealed to the prophet. After fasting during the day… Read More
Haleem ~ Crowning Glory Of Ramadan Iftaar
2016-07-06 04:06
My tryst with Haleem began not too long ago. A colleague introduced me to this slow cooked absolute delicacy from Pista House during a work trip to Hyderabad. The soft gooey melt in the… Read More
Lepakshi- Where Stones Speak Volumes
2016-07-04 17:26
I was scouting for a short trip out of Bangalore when Lepakshi caught my attention. I always associated it with the Andhra Pradesh Handicrafts emporium but never realized it was a 2.5 h… Read More
2016-07-03 04:28
Rupin Pass is an amazing journey through the lower Himalayan ranges tracing the source of the River Rupin. It begins with a gentle walk through forests and villages and thereafter gets excit… Read More
2016-06-24 04:03
Before you jump to conclusions; that’s the title of the book that I recently read. Of all the countries in the world that I have grouped in different buckets to prioritize my trip… Read More
2016-06-06 04:47
If there is one country on this planet that leaves me gasping at every bend it has to be Norway. During my 10 day trip to this country a few years ago, I could not experience the Midnight Su… Read More
2016-05-31 17:40
I was walking down a busy street in Koramangala, Bangalore when I spotted “Fat Sindhi” in the first floor of a building. It was lunch time and I was craving for something quick… Read More
2016-04-03 15:05
This afternoon a group of us from Food Bloggers Association of Bangalore(FBAB) dropped by at Hunger Meals to sample their home delivery menu on offer. They are currently offering Andhra… Read More

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