OUR MAGIC MOMENTS PRESERVED

… our love affair with this online photo service provider. Over the years, Zoomin has made even our ordinary photographs look excellent in print.

Cruising Along The Indian West Coast

2,500 KMS. Nine days. Three travelers. A Toyota Innova. & the Indian West Coast!

The Journey, The Traveler

It is not just about travel; it is also about the thoughts that rush to me when I travel…

The Land of Happiness – Part III

We are struck by the similarity between Bhutan and Scotland.
On curves, we feel we are on our way to Hogwarts. We will turn around the corner & there will be the Hogwarts School of Wizardry and Witchcraft.
Sigh!

The Land of Happiness – Part II

It is on the way to Punakha that the King crosses us on a bicycle, His envoy following him.

While cars stop & hawkers stand up in respect, the King’s simplicity touches us…

The Land of Happiness – Part I

It has an idyllic setting; you can see the Sun rise behind the mountains, the village slowly coming to life, unpaved roads, greenery, calm & tranquil… There is nothing not to love.

If there is one place you should cover in Bhutan, it is this.

When Like & Dislike Co-existed

“Gar firdaus ae baruhe zamin ast, Hamin astu Hamin astu Hamin ast.” (If there is heaven on earth, it is here, it is here, it is here.)

Kem Chho Gujarat?

Rural menfolk in white dhoti – kurta, women in colorful chaniya – cholis, children playing in the mud, cattle, goats, sheep & dogs freely roaming around, elders sitting under the banyan tree discussing sociopolitical affairs… this pretty much paints a picture of a typical Indian village.

China – Not That Mythical

The Chinese eat anything that walks. The language barrier is significant. The Chinese are rude & unfriendly. True or False?

Beauty in Barrenness

We had had our eyes set on the Rann of Kutch for quite a while.

As The Steam Blows

We waited, impatiently, for the weekend to arrive.

My Balcony in the Mountains

How I want my life to be – being able to hit the road every alternate weekend. And it has happened in the past; so why not cross our fingers for the future too?

Meet the Maharaja

… a holiday is not about rest and rejuvenation alone. At different points in time, it is about adventure, luxury, new experiences, new cultures, new food and discovering each other. One such place which gave a new experience was Kishangarh…

A Sunday at the Rashtrapati Bhavan

Are you wondering what is so special about the Rashtrapati Bhavan?

My Gangtok Chronicle – Chapter 6

I’d expected more grandeur from one so famous.

My Gangtok Chronicle – Chapter 5

any sight different from the usual is worth seeing…

My Gangtok Chronicle – Chapter 4

Faith surely makes us do unimaginable things!

My Gangtok Chronicle – Chapter 3

Indians are such a curious bunch. They wanted to know if I worked, if I was married, if I had children, why I had moved to their car…

My Gangtok Chronicle – Chapter 2

Excitement would be an understatement to describe my state of mind…

My Gangtok Chronicle – Chapter 1

I had one more desire which I wanted to fulfill but was unable to draw adequate courage for…

How Chandratal Cleared My Muddled Head – Part III

Santu was neither the schooling kinds nor was he keen to follow what his forefathers did…