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September 03, 2015


Travel Tales from Mridula


Emirates- Consistently Good!

I have taken three flights overall with Emirates . The first one was a long time back when I was traveling to Athens to attend an academic conference. The second and the third flights were to Manchester related to my work. So while the first flight was Delhi–Dubai–Athens, the other flights were Delhi-Dubai-Manchester and back. All my flights were in the economy class.

I have to say I am impressed by the airline. They are consistent; all my fights were comfortable and on time. I like flying Emirates [...]

September 03, 2015 09:37 PM (IST)

Indian Backpacker's Travels


The four watch towers of Kempegowda’s Bangalore

It was a very hot day in Bangalore, but the bubble wrapped packet that had been just dropped by the courier was waiting to be opened . As my fingers played around with the bubble wrap, a new gadget was waiting to be discovered inside – the LG G4 mobile, which am told had a camera inbuilt that would vie for attention with any professional cameras. So, I decided to brave the heat, traffic and dust of Bangalore, with the new phone in hand, just to test it out on the streets of the city.

Bangalore has [...]

September 03, 2015 09:00 PM (IST)

Eat Travel Live


The greenery of Goa ( aerial view)

The car whizzes past lush green landscapes as the curvy road to Panjim welcomes us in all its wilderness.

As the breeze ruffles my hair I look forward to the gaiety and celebrations in Diwar Island, 12 kms away from the capital city,Panjim.

The festivities are for the Bonderam festival,held every year on the fourth Saturday of August, where the Diwar island comes alive with colors and celebrations.

So when I was invited to witness this festival, curiosity got the better of me. Also visiting [...]

September 03, 2015 08:36 PM (IST)

Thru' the Lens


September 03, 2015 08:08 PM (IST)

Climber & Explorer


Travelling through Alma Mater, JNU

After several years I got a chance to visit, rather revisit JNU, my alma mater. It is hard for an outsider to think of JNU, a 1000 acre campus, as part of the congested capital city. There are plenty of open spaces, even wild, practically untouched spaces.
The various JNU school buildings in the foreground with Vasant Kunj in the background

The Aravali hill on which JNU is located, is lush green, especially in monsoons. Despite many new university buildings coming up in the past few years, the forest-like [...]

September 03, 2015 05:45 PM (IST)

The Wanderer


Chinchechi Talim - Life of a Pehalwan in Pune's Oldest Akhara

Set up in the year 1786, Chinchechi Talim is the oldest and the most famous Akhara of Pune . Over the last 200 plus years, the pehalwan from the akhara traveled across the entire country and won competitions everywhere. Even today the akhara is quite well known in North India and the pehalwani from here often go there and compete.
There are two teachers at the Talim (an Akhara is called so in Pune, more details later in the post) , Balasaheb Kolte and Bandhu Shedge , and has 35 students right now. The [...]
September 03, 2015 05:41 PM (IST)

Indi Tales


Review – Kings Lodge Bandhavgarh

Bandhavgarh is the go to National Park for anyone wanting to see the tigers in their natural habitat. It may need a few safaris for you to spot a tiger and then see the diversity of the rest of jungle like spotting a sloth bear or bird watching. If you are done with nature, Bandhavgarh ...

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September 03, 2015 02:00 PM (IST)

Sandeep's World


Weekend at Shanghai

After about 3 weeks at Beijing and a day at Hangzhou, I boarded another bullet train to Shanghai. About 20 mins later, I was at the Shanghai Hongqiao Railway station, looking at the metro map for Lujiazui metro station.
September 03, 2015 01:17 PM (IST)

The Compulsive Confessor


Today in Photo

They fuck you up, your mum and dad, They may no mean to but they do, They say, "Oh, my precious lad!" And then cut off a ball or two. - Squishy, poet, Nizamuddin #catsofdelhi
via Instagram
September 03, 2015 11:58 AM (IST)

Joshi Daniel Photography


Black and white photo of a man standing in the sea while rain clouds gather above him in Trivandrum, Kerala

September 03, 2015 10:36 AM (IST)

The Wanderer


Street Food of Lucknow in Chowk: Tunday kebabs, Nimish and more!

When it comes to Street Food in Lucknow , Chowk is perhaps the first name that comes to mind. Many newer places have come up in the last few decades, especially around the Hazratgunj area which serve good food, yet the charm of Chowk remains completely unmatched.

So what exactly is Chowk ? It's an old market area located in the busy and bustling old Lucknow. The chowk area starts from Gol Darwaza on one side and ends at the Akhbari Darwaza on the other. It's a short stretch of a about 500m, yet it encompasses [...]

September 03, 2015 09:29 AM (IST)

Le Monde


Review of Quechua Forclaz 500

Last decade or so , has certainly seen a massive growth in the number of Indians taking to adventure sports of one form or the other. Prior to that if you wanted to go for even trekking, proper outfit was seldom available and one had to be dependent on friends and relatives to get something from ‘abroad’ or rummage in the local adventure gear shops that were few and far between.

With Decathlon setting shop in India’s major cities and several online portals selling their ware on the net, it has changed [...]

September 03, 2015 09:11 AM (IST)

Trekkerpedia


Hop on hop off tour on bus around Berlin

Vinit had just arrived from Stuttgart and we were looking forwards to go to Prague but we had one day surplus in our hands. So we thought, why not try hop on- hop off berlin tour. Hop on Hop off: Hop on hop off is a city tour in which, within Continue Reading →
September 03, 2015 09:08 AM (IST)

Daughters of Tomorrow


Time for everything !

I am one of those type of people who like to predict their life’s path.  I do like to follow where the wind takes me, but being the control freak that I am, I direct my ship to where I want it to go

Even in my wildest dreams I never thought my life would end up like what it is now.

A friend once told me that she hates her life because she never had any fun. She is the only daughter of over protective parents, never even talked to boys while in school, got married as soon as she finished her [...]

September 03, 2015 02:47 AM (IST)

Ginger Snaps


Oxylife Natural Radiance Crème Bleach (How to use + First Impression)

There are only a handful of beauty rules that I follow regularly and taking sun-protection seriously is one of them. Therefore I hardly ever step out without applying ample amount of sunscreen and keeping a scarf handy. But when it comes to reapplying sunscreen, umm.. that is something I have never been able to do (seriously girls, does anybody reapply sunscreen?) And I believe every once in a while my skin gradually does develop dullness due to sun exposure and other environmental factors.
This time [...]
September 03, 2015 01:52 AM (IST)

Ananya Tales


Seattle Bollywood Party

As u know I organize Bollywood DJ nights in Seattle where my hubby Mr.R - DJ Rkay spins the wheel. Dine n Dance was the theme for our last Seattle Bollywod party and here are few pictures from that night.
Good news is we have our next Seattle Bollywood  party this saturday Sep 5th at Great American Casino, Tukwila. Doors open at 9pm followed by belly dance performance at 10pm and all along we have free Psychic reading available for the guests. You could order what ever you like to eat from the American [...]
September 03, 2015 12:50 AM (IST)