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October 03, 2015

Mumbai Daily

Skywatch friday

The Golden hour of last evening in Mumbai.
For more on this theme please click  here
October 03, 2015 06:39 AM (IST)

Lifeline of Mumbai

A local train - Lifeline of Mumbai.
October 03, 2015 06:00 AM (IST)


My first Snorkling experience at Ko phangan, Thailand

Sands were curled up on the sea floors. Pale yellow plants which do not see the sunlight for entire life were swaying under by the underwater currents. Sea cucumbers were lying nonchalantly. It was a completely different world. An ocean has always been a source of fascination for me. A Continue Reading →
October 03, 2015 05:25 AM (IST)

Sujoy Das

Mustang and Lo Manthang Trek | Photographs in Black and White

South Col Expeditions trekked to Mustang and Lo Manthang in April 2015. The account of our journey and return after the great Nepal earthquake is given in these two blog posts:
These are some photographs from that trek:
The village of Chusang
On the trail between Samar and Shyanbochen
The village [...]
October 03, 2015 03:00 AM (IST)

Travel at Bhushavali

Tata Nano Event & Novotel (Ahmedabad - Gujarat)

Well, things were funny!!! To catch the Ahmedabad flight, I reached the Airport and soon, the heel of my shoes gave up!!! Luckily, the guys from Tata Nano had asked me to carry a closed toe shoe for their factory visit and luckily, all my stuff was only in the hand baggage. So a change of my look happened and as soon as I landed in Ahmedabad, at a shop I managed to get Fevibond and Feviquik and both together did wonders in fixing up my shoes and my shoes managed the evening pretty well!!!

So the event was [...]

October 03, 2015 01:49 AM (IST)

Parakeets of Sri Vaikundam!!!

Remember that mandapam you've been seeing in the last 2 posts (here & here). As I went around it, clicking its sculptures, I was stopped by the sound of parrots. Atop a couple of coconut trees there, were these gorgeous parrots. I clicked some. Then I stopped. Changed my lens, so I could zoom in well on those beauties and continued. I totally lost track of time and my friends had left the temple and the temple was closing down!!! Since I was missing, friends called me and only then did I realize the time [...]
October 03, 2015 01:46 AM (IST)

October 02, 2015

Rajesh's India

Images of India - 132

October 2nd is birth anniversary of Father of the Nation, Mahatama Gandhi. Here is a sculpture of Mahatama titled " Unto the Last ". This meant " All have the right of work to earn their livlihood and discrimination is useless."  
In  Aga Khan Palace  at  Pune
October 02, 2015 10:20 PM (IST)

Aarathi's Hobbies

Spicy Mbesses - Algerian Bread

500g semolina
1 tsp salt
150 ml luke warm water
150g melted butter
1 tsp fennel seeds
3 shallots (chopped)
A piece of ginger (chopped)
2 green chillies (chopped)
Few curry leaves (chopped)
Mix all the ingredients & keep aside for an hour.
Dip ur hand in cold water & take a lemon size ball of the dough .
Pat it into thick rotti.
Heat a non stick pan / tava & cook the rotti. [...]
October 02, 2015 09:36 PM (IST)

Mirabilis jalapa Yellow & Pink

Four o'clock Flower
( Mirabilis jalapa )
October 02, 2015 09:35 PM (IST)

Anki On the Move


They have their way of messing with the river.I wouldn't have had ever thought that in any place of the world a river can be reversed ,that it can be made to flown backwards.That it can be made green on St. Patricks Day.Merely 2 hours from Milwaukee,is the 3rd largest city in the US - Chicago .
Our friends Sandra and Slava taking us through the city of Chicago

Behind is 'Chicago River'
At first glance this city looks chaotic with the congested downtown traffic and yet holds a distinctive touristic [...]

October 02, 2015 09:01 PM (IST)

Ananya Tales

Long Dresses

Today on Ananya Tales we feature  Ritabrata  from London. She flaunts her d ifferent types of long dresses  for  various occasions. 
In her words:
Though  I am not exactly the right person to flaunt a long dress..but wait who cares?

 As long as I have the feel good factor wearing these long dresses. Maxi -Long dresses in bright hues are my current favourite and the best part about them is they are never too dressy nor the overly plane Jane type. Long [...]

October 02, 2015 08:38 PM (IST)

Ginger Snaps

Dabur Vatika Enriched Coconut Hair Oil Review (+ Hot Towel Treatment)

Vatika Enriched Coconut Hair Oil provides natural nourishment to your hair , giving it body & radiance while taking care of the critical balance of nutrients. Unlike ordinary coconut oil, Vatika's coco++ oil is enriched with the goodness of 8 time-tested herbs . They work magic on your hair, giving your hair & scalp complete nourishment for that problem free , healthy crowning glory .

The new improved formulation of Vatika Enriched Coconut Hair Oil is proven to be better than [...]

October 02, 2015 06:57 PM (IST)

Taking a wild shot at Life

Nest Building by Weaver ants

My garden has several nests of weaver ants(Oecophylla smaragdina). Even though I have captured their closeups and nests, after it was constructed, I wanted to witness and capture the nest building steps of this brilliant insect architect. After stalking several nests and getting bitten by their workers, I was finally able to get a good ... Read more
October 02, 2015 03:55 PM (IST)

The Wanderer

Einsiedeln Abbey - The iconic Benedictine Monastery with Black Madonna

Located at a distance of about 32 kilometres from Zurich, the Benedictine Monastery with Black Madonna in Einsiedeln , is a a destination which should certainly not be missed when in Switzerland. This got added to our plan only a day before we actually visited it, but the monastery actually became the highlight of the trip to me.

Read more about  Einsiedeln Abbey  with Black Madonna below.

The interiors of the Einsiedeln Abbey

The Abbey from outside

It was a lucky day for Deeba and [...]

October 02, 2015 01:48 PM (IST)

The Compulsive Confessor

Today in Photo

My laptop is not turning on AGAIN *takes deep breaths* and the repair man (who has not only wasted a chunk of my time, but also has taken a lot of my money) is off today *deep breath deep breath* I need to start writing again *counts to ten* All in all, a shitty way to start a morning. However, cleaning out my bookshelves to refrain from a full on meltdown has once more led to a book I didn't realise I had. I love Pather Panchali (the book, I haven't seen the film) and I just begun this collection of short [...]
October 02, 2015 12:48 PM (IST)


Helsingborg must visit-Tropikariet Private Zoo, Sweden

I have written about the Madagascar Lemurs at Tropikariet Private Zoo in this earlier post. This post shares some more posts. Tropikariet has about 3 floors- one dedicated to rainforest, one dedicated to animals from Africa and so on. Fishes and aquatic life takes one floor- we can dip our hand in water and let the fishes clean our hand- it is a nice experience. We can also touch a few under
October 02, 2015 11:50 AM (IST)

Mohkum Photoblog

Lost in their world!

October 02, 2015 10:30 AM (IST)

Joshi Daniel Photography

Cherubic smile

October 02, 2015 09:29 AM (IST)


Top 5 drinks in Thailand

Drinks are vital when you are in this tropical country. The main reason behind this is since Thailand is a tropical country, you will keep sweating a lot most of the times. To replace the water inside you body you need to in crease your liquid intake. Here are some Continue Reading →
October 02, 2015 09:07 AM (IST)

Indrani Share

New Blog Address

Encouraged by the enormous amount of love and affection  from you, my friends,  the readers and followers of this blog,  I decided to own a space for this blog in this huge virtual world.  I hope you will continue to shower your love on the new blog  in the form of comments, shares, favs and followings.  The new address: 
October 02, 2015 06:29 AM (IST)

October 01, 2015

Desi Traveler

desi Travel digest September 2015

Read the original post on desi Traveler - India Travel Blog. Family- Food- Photography
desi Travel digest September 2015

  My favorite Travel Posts from September 2015 – And they are not from desi Traveler The main purpose of net was to share, so it is not surprising that we often see this mentioned on blogs: Sharing is Caring, or show some Sharing Love etc. Indeed we are happiest when we see that some [Continue Reading By Clicking Here...]

This awesome post desi Travel digest September [...]

October 01, 2015 11:59 PM (IST)

Her Yatra Diary

Pictures of Lord Ganesha from Our Ganpati Pandal Hopping 2015: A Recap!

What special should I do for Ganesh Chaturthi this year? I wondered days before the festival commenced. Like all the previous 4 years where I had been covering this vibrantly unique festival of Ganesh Chaturthi on my little yatra diary, I wanted to celebrate the festival this year too, together, along with all of you. After some thinking over for a couple of days and juggling with a few random jumbled ideas, I finally settled down on the idea of posting 11 different Ganeshas, one for each of the 11 days [...]
October 01, 2015 09:04 PM (IST)

Daily SEO

5 Quick Fixes That’ll Take Your Content Marketing Game a Notch Higher

Original source: 5 Quick Fixes That’ll Take Your Content Marketing Game a Notch Higher via DailySEOblog .

Content marketing takes more than just publishing an article. Many who jump into the boat feel that it’d be damn easy to get those shares and links. However that’s not always the case. In this post I will cover all the tips that you need to follow to step up this game. 1. Pay attention to the kind of content that you are creating Content creation isn’t just about opening Word and typing [...]

October 01, 2015 08:18 PM (IST)

The Urge to Wander

Hotel Marquis de Riscal

For our 40th anniversary last month, (You read right. And ditch the math, I am not quite as old as you are thinking right now!) we consciously decided to give showy sights a miss for a slow savouring of food, wine and languorous coastal villages. And the Basque region came up trumps on all counts. With just the right amount of […]
October 01, 2015 08:14 PM (IST)

The Wanderer

Vegetarian Food in Jordan - the Comprehensive Guide!

Jordan is a country known for its non-vegeterian food, but what about the vegetarians? Are there food options for vegetarians as well in Jordan ? This question is especially important for Indians who are often prefer vegetarian food and hence worry about food when they travel outside India. This is an article to allay their food fears when they travel to Jordan.
Food for vegetarians in Jordan

I generally don't prefer traveling with a group, but traveling with a bunch of other traveler writers and photographers [...]

October 01, 2015 07:25 PM (IST)

How to tie a langot? Learn from a budding Pehalwan!

How to tie a traditional Indian langot?

This was a question asked my many of my readers when they saw my post on Indian wrestling  style  called Kushti. I thought it was quite simple to tie but having never tried it out myself, I decided to ask a young budding pehalwan (traditional Indian wrestler) to demonstrate how it’s done and he happily obliged. It's  only now  that I realise that it’s not at all easy and requires quite a bit of practise to do it effortlessly.

Amit posing [...]

October 01, 2015 06:27 PM (IST)

Indian Home Maker


Originally posted on I love life... so I explore. :

Mob killed Akhlaq and severely wounded his son in Dadri over allegations they had eaten beef. Meat sent for forensics, sickening! Don’t know what is hurting me more, lynching of a man in the name of religion or police sending the meat for testing, whether it is beef or some other meat. What, if it was beef, will the rest of the family be handed over to the mob, they had also eaten the meat. If it was not beef  will there be an eye for an eye kind [...]

October 01, 2015 05:22 PM (IST)


How your local prepaid SIM can help you abroad

I have a prepaid SIM and a postpaid SIM from same carrier in India. Ideally you would expect more support from your post-paid SIM when abroad, because you are paying more there. For making calls you can use a local SIM or use internet based calls (whatsapp/FB etc)   but having India number active is very critical- not because of calls, but for any credit card transaction OTP is sent to this
October 01, 2015 04:59 PM (IST)

Indian Backpacker's Travels

Journeys and Jottings

It is always a great feeling when you end a month with a journey and begin the next with another. After a slow start, am travelling again this year and the next few months promises to be a roller coaster ride. September was extremely eventful, both literally and figuratively. I usually do not attend too many events, but I did this month – launches of hotels, road shows, an inflight meal tasting, a travel seminar and PATA . I was also travelling, blogging, writing articles and blogs for publications, [...]
October 01, 2015 04:19 PM (IST)

Chennai Trekking Club

Emperor's KP post Trek Write up by Swathi

Trek with a broken leg to KP

Written By Swathi.


Seeing the picture of KP in trek invite mail from CTC got excited and applied enthusiastically. Not sure if I will be selected, was very happy seeing my name in short-listed names. With one month time I promised that i will prepare well to ensure i wont fall much (though not fully i did reduce the number of times i fell).

17 th   Sep Ganesh Chathurthi pooja was finished much earlier than usual because i had to leave for the 1:30 [...]

October 01, 2015 02:37 PM (IST)

Post Event : Ainthinai Tree Plantation @Little Flock Children Home : Sep 12

Event   : Ainthinai Tree Plantation I @Little Flock Children Home Location   : Kondamangalam , Near Chengalpattu Date   : Sep 12

Number of volunteers Participated :23

Number of Saplings planted  : 50

Weather : Cloudy

Tasks done : Digging Pit, Planting, Mulching,Watering,guards,Fun etc...

Album links :
Sugar Candid Studios

Ramesh Ramesh

In this event we tried an alternate for tree guard, Tree guards are much expensive, every one cant afford it, so we are experimenting [...]

October 01, 2015 02:34 PM (IST)

Indi Tales

Bhimakali – Unique Temple of Himachal

Goddess Bhimakali – the family deity of the Bushahar dynasty lives and rules in Sarahan. It was the capital of princely state after it moved here from Kamru near Sangla and before it was moved to the banks of Satlej at Rampur. Sarahan is located uphill from Jeori, a small hill town with Bhimakali temple ...

The post Bhimakali – Unique Temple of Himachal appeared first on Inditales .

October 01, 2015 02:00 PM (IST)


Best Credit Cards for Frequent Travelers

When it comes to credit cards, there’re dime a dozen. With 1000s of options and never ending bombardment of telemarketing calls, selecting the best credit card is a daunting task. Each card claims to be the best and has some advantages boldly listed, but also comes with various unfavorable terms declared in tiny print. So what makes a card better than others? What to look for while applying for
October 01, 2015 12:14 PM (IST)

Comparison of European Airlines-7 in 1

Over past 2 months, I have flown around a lot in Europe, mostly on short weekend trips from Copenhagen. In this process I had the opportunity to try several airlines. I flew 7 different Airlines , through 9 airports (within Europe only) totaling 15 take offs and landings. Below is a quick comparison of those airlines, for quick reference of those who might be planning short trips within Europe.
October 01, 2015 12:14 PM (IST)

Wild Wanderer

Quarry behind my house

A little over three decades ago, we moved into a newly constructed house on the outskirts of the city. At that time it was considered to be a location outside of town though there was a fair bit of civilization beyond this point. The house was built in the middle of a large open space. No compound wall proclaimed the boundary. Behind the house was an abandoned quarry, which had, over the years, filled with water and had come to support some aquatic vegetation.

As a youngster who was not even remotely interested [...]

October 01, 2015 10:00 AM (IST)

Le Monde

An evening in Coloane

You may treat it as ‘Things to do in Coloane’ but for me, an evening well spent.

That’s China at the other end!

Most remarkable aspect of Macau as a country is that, the two most important islands are extremely well connected by road, to Taipa Island on the south and the southern-most island of Coloane. In fact there is so much of reclaimed land between Coloane and Taipa that a new region called Cotai (Coloane-Taipa) has been created. One can easily say that Coloane perhaps is the [...]

October 01, 2015 10:00 AM (IST)

Desi Traveler

Best Places to Travel for Vegetarians

Read the original post on desi Traveler - India Travel Blog. Family- Food- Photography
Best Places to Travel for Vegetarians

Top Travel Destinations For Vegetarians   I have always thought that India is one of the few countries in world where people are vegetarians by choice. Now this choice could be a derivative of religious beliefs like in many Hindus and almost all Jains (I have some Jain friends who eat all kind of meat [Continue Reading By Clicking Here...]

This awesome post Best Places [...]

October 01, 2015 08:26 AM (IST)

Cartoons by Sudheernath


October 01, 2015 07:00 AM (IST)

Mumbai Daily


Sparrow in my balcony.
October 01, 2015 06:37 AM (IST)

CDP Theme Day - Shelter

Shelter for the passengers at Bandra Railway station platforms.
For more on this theme from around the world click here
October 01, 2015 06:00 AM (IST)

Ananya Tales

Printed Pants - Five Advantages

I usually prefer wearing dresses any day or any occasion but yes if it gets windy then I have to switch on to pants. I chose these printed pants which have white and blue flowers all over. Since the pants were printed and colorful I paired with a simple rose pattern black crop top.
For those of you who don't like wearing printed pants  here are few advantages that might change your mind:
1. Comfortable: When you know you have a long day ahead either shopping, running errands or traveling printed [...]
October 01, 2015 12:30 AM (IST)

September 30, 2015


About Thai massage in Thailand

When you first arrive for a massage, you are given some drinks to relax. Then the massage girls come with a big bowl of warm water where you dip your feet and wash it. This part is done before going to the massage room to make sure that feet are Continue Reading →
September 30, 2015 11:29 PM (IST)

Just a mother of two

Listen carefully to the lyrics!


"So do you listen to music?" I asked him.
"Of course I do. Who doesn't? Did you think I was some kind of a Tribal?"
That made me smile. I was meeting him for the first time and we both found the conversation smooth, with no awkward pauses, as we walked around the beautifully landscaped gardens. Did I mention it was night? Somehow nights always make even the mundane seem enchanting.
Ten days later he dedicated a song to me.
It was Air Supply's "Every Woman in the world"
It's [...]

September 30, 2015 10:04 PM (IST)

Shadows Galore

The Busy North and the Relaxing South: Goa

Goa is a perfect destination for all who likes the two sides of life – the busy and the tranquility. North Goa is for party and South for calm relaxation.

The post The Busy North and the Relaxing South: Goa appeared first on Shadows Galore .

September 30, 2015 09:40 PM (IST)

Cartoons by Sudheernath

മോഡി കരച്ചിൽ

മോഡി കരച്ചിൽ
September 30, 2015 09:39 PM (IST)

Aarathi's Hobbies

Chicken Tikka Masala Gravy - Punjabi Special.

Chicken Tikka Masala
6 skinless chicken breasts (chopped)
1 tsp ginger paste
1 tsp garlic paste
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp Kashmir chilli powder
Salt to taste
1 tsp ajwain seeds
2 tbsp gram flour
Oil for frying
1 cup curd
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp kashmir chilli powder
2 tbsp mustard oil /  other veg oil
1 tsp cumin seeds
2 onions (chopped)
A piece of [...]
September 30, 2015 09:38 PM (IST)

Cartoons by Sudheernath

സ്ട്രോങ്ങ്‌ വോട്ട്

സ്ട്രോങ്ങ്‌  വോട്ട്
September 30, 2015 09:37 PM (IST)

Aarathi's Hobbies

Dheere Dheere Se Meri Zindagi

Actors : Hrithik Roshan &  Sonam Kapoor
Song : Dheere Dheere Se Meri Zindagi
September 30, 2015 08:28 PM (IST)

Travel at Bhushavali

Musings at Nellai!

Wrapping up Nellai with its musings!!! 

Here are some faces, some hard working people from Veerasigamani!

And on my way, my very colorful thong slippers gave up! I managed to find a cobbler!!!

Nellai, Ambasamudhram, Kovilpatti regions are known for the renewable energy production with windmills...

Somewhere on the way, I spotted the blue ASI board and stopped the vehicle to check out what's there. There was this megalithic burial cyst! However the locals have painted it white and have a [...]

September 30, 2015 07:21 PM (IST)

The Compulsive Confessor

Today in Photo

Feeling kinda fierce in my new feathered wrap around earrings so took a zillion selfies. Then couldn't pick one mood so I decided to out them all together. #ootd
via Instagram
September 30, 2015 06:07 PM (IST)

Thejesh G N

Why and How to run a web app on Android

Why run a web app on Android you might ask.

When I am travelling my second phone is always on and is capturing data (time, gps, ODB via bluetooth etc). Along with mobile I would love to have a couple of ESP8266 /Sensor combo devices to capture data on the go. I don’t want them to have any storage. Instead they push data to the network. But while on the go internet is extremely patchy. So best option would be to store on a local server and sync when required.

ESP8266 knows to talk HTTP. So the [...]

September 30, 2015 03:05 PM (IST)


Madagascar Lemurs at Tropikariet, Helsingborg

While I wait for my connecting flight at Amsterdam Schipol airport, let me tell you about a unique private zoo I visited some 7 weeks earlier- in Helsingborg, Sweden. Tropikariet as it is known, is a small indoor zoo. It is privately owned and maintained and houses some rare animals from different parts of the world. What is unique about this Tropikariet Zoo is the way visitors get to
September 30, 2015 01:18 PM (IST)


നായാടിയും,ഇടയനും,കര്‍ഷകനും... ഒരു ഊഹാധിഷ്ഠിത നരവംശശാസ്ത്ര വായന....

''Man's unique reward, however, is that while animals survive by adjusting themselves to their background, man survives by adjusting his background to himself.'' Ayn Rand
മനുഷ്യ ചരിത്രത്തിന്റെ ഭൂരിഭാഗം കാലവും നമ്മള്‍ നായാടിയും പെറുക്കിയുമാണ് (hunting and gathering) ജീവിച്ചിരുന്നത്. വേട്ടയാടി ജീവിച്ചിരുന്ന [...]
September 30, 2015 10:52 AM (IST)

The Wanderer

Nashik Kumbh 2015 with the Naga Babas: A Photo-story

Kumbh Mela 2015 at Nashik   (Nasik) is about to get over and with it  one  of the world's largest gathering of humankind will come to an end. Unfortunately, I missed going to Kumbh at Nashik due to work commitments, but I followed many  fantastic   photographers  and their work as they captured the  essence  of Kumbh though  their  lens.
One such  photographer  is Saify Naqvi,  whom I have known for a while as a fantastic photographer who [...]
September 30, 2015 10:01 AM (IST)