Category: Travel

Coronavirus Precautions

Please take these Coronavirus Precautions that I have compiled with the help of Dr. Rajesh Parwani – a Singaporean scientist: 1. Please remember to wash your hands often and thoroughly for at least 20 seconds each time, especially before touching your face, eyes, mouth, nose or lips. Avoid touching your face as much as possible.…

Once upon a time…

My recent trip to Jaipur revived my interest in Indian history and got me thinking in many new directions. Sharing a few thoughts today 🙂 When you tour the magnificent palaces and forts in Jaipur and visit the ancient observatory “Jantar Mantar”, it’s very obvious that once upon a time, we were really proficient in the sciences,…

Amber Fort

The Amber experience Recently spent a few days in Jaipur, Rajasthan, visiting all the imperial palaces and forts 🙂 It was a wonderful adventure, going back into the royal ages and trying to relive the grandeur of the past. The Pink City is so enthralling and has so much to offer that the five days I…

The Sad Truth

If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer; but if he spends his whole day as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is esteemed an industrious and enterprising citizen. ― Henry…

Happiness Quote

Be happy with what you have and are, be generous with both, and you won’t have to hunt for happiness. – William Gladstone PS: Photograph of a trail in the Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA.

Hussain Sagar – Heart of the World

Spent the last few days in Hyderabad (India) on some work and also managed to do some sightseeing. Here are some pics of the Hussain Sagar lake clicked from my room. It’s a beautiful and historical, heart-shaped, artificial lake built in 1563 by the then Sultan – Ibrahim Quli Qutub Shah to supply water to…

Le Prince Haveli, Rajasthan

Visited an interesting Haveli in Fatehpur, Rajasthan, that’s being restored and maintained by a French painter – Nadine Le Prince. She was horrified to see the condition of the Havelis back in the 90’s and decided to purchase and restore one of them in 1998. The one she bought was built in the 1840’s by…

On the Road

Simply love road trips. Here are some pics I took on the road in Rajasthan, and an excerpt from a lovely poem by American poet Walt Whitman: Song of the Open Road – Walt Whitman Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road, Healthy, free, the world before me, The long brown path before…

Vancouver Views

Photographs I took in Stanley Park, at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It’s surrounded by the sea and is supposed to be one of the most beautiful parks in the world. The views from it are simply mesmerising. It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening, couldn’t stop clicking 🙂 🙂  

Visit to Jhansi, Madhya Pradesh

It was a great experience to visit Jhansi and remember the story of the great queen who fought against the British. Her real name was “Manukarnika” and she was renamed “Laxmi Bai” when she got married to the king of Jhansi – Gangadhar Rao, when she was only 13. Manu was supposed to be very valiant…

Valley of Fire, Las Vegas, Nevada

  Photographs of the ‘Valley of Fire’ state park in the US state of Nevada, an hour from Las Vegas. The park was named thus because it has beautiful red sandstone formations, that often appear to be on fire when reflecting the sun’s rays. This park is very popular for photography and film shooting. Many…

Vanishing Tribes – Lambadis

As the world is getting more and more globalized, it’s also becoming more homogenized, and it’s believed that many indigenous languages and cultures are disappearing at an alarmingly rapid rate. The Earth’s population of seven billion people speaks roughly 7,000 languages (source: National Geographic), but roughly one language is dying every 14 days!! Along with…

On Batik

This is an earthy looking Khadi (Indian home-spun) Batik silk sari that I purchased in the Khadi store in Hazratgunj, Lucknow. Wore it for the first time today and was very pleased because it’s light and easy to drape (was very affordable too). Had purchased some authentic tribal brass jewelry in the “Museum of Tribal…