Korma, Kheer & Kismet took me back to the streets of Old Delhi

Once I took a travelling friend from another city to the Old Delhi for sightseeing (or just eating!). After taking the metro from Central Secretariat we reached the Chawadi Bazar station. The sight after we exited the metro station was so different than what  we had left behind. At Central Secretariat, the view of the…

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Travel Diary: Fort, Kochi

It was Sunday and the Maritime Museum was closed. Well, that was my plan for the Sunday in Kochi: Museum, Churches, Art Gallerias and beach. I know, it sounds bit clique but the Lonely Planet magazine suggested me that Kochi is one place where I can do old timers traveling and I could not resist…

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Book Review: Nine lives by William Dylarmple

I had 2 motivations to read the book. One, with this book, I would complete all the book length works contributed by the William Dylarmple (later I realized that I have not read The Age of Kali yet) and another was, my book challenge of reading at least 12 books in 2014 based in India. As…

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Book Review: In Xanadu, A Quest by William Dalrymple

Recently, while browsing through a book store, I found “In Xanadu: A Quest” by William Dalrymple, and wondered that being a fan of his work, how did I not read one of his earliest work? Without wasting any further thought, I bought the book and not for a second, I was disappointed with it. As…

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#Travel: Make most of Indian Towns

If your work takes you places around India, then there must be moment,  that you are stuck in the unknown town with no company at all. Towns may lack the excitement of the city but for the curious mind, has a lot to offer. If you run out of ideas, here are my suggestions  to make most…

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Salugara Monastery- The Zen of a noisy City

An otherwise dull and noisy place, Siliguri (West Bengal, India) also  offers some traces of peace and zen. A city famous for trade and commerce, it is geographically blessed and is surrounded by beautiful hill stations like Darjeeling, kalimpong, karseong and Gangtok. However if you are here for some work for few days (like me)…

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Green Companions of your Journey

Whenever and where-ever i travel on rail or road , one companion is always there. Whatever is my destination, it follows me where-ever I go. My companion are the lust green views from my seat windows. Green farms, lazy cattles, deep rivers, wondered jungles, long trees or mustard belts- they are most parts of your beautiful journey….

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