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Akko Crusader Fortress – Designed Repurposing of Space

Akko Crusader Fortress – Designed Repurposing of Space

  The first-ever Festival of Places (7-9 April 2017) is currently on in Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts, New Delhi. Incidentally, I was invited to speak here on its inaugural day (7 April). The proposed topic was – ‘A Change in the way We Think, Talk and Use Public Spaces’. This article is a gist of my talk there. It uses Akko Crusader Fortress as an excellent example a deliberately designed repurposing of space. Akko Crusader Fortress – Designed…

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Feeling Like Royalty At Hotel King David Jerusalem

Feeling Like Royalty At Hotel King David Jerusalem

Feeling Like Royalty At Hotel King David Jerusalem – Travelure © For the third consecutive time, TBEX invited me as a speaker. This time, the invite was for speaking in TBEX International, Jerusalem. While the conference was for 4n/4d (including the Speakers’ party), my total stay in Israel was for 9n/10d. Dan Hotels, Israel’s premier chain of hotels, hosted me in three of their properties. These were – Hotel Dan Panorama (Jerusalem), Hotel Dan Carmel (Haifa) and Hotel King David…

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Do Not Die Without Going To Jerusalem

Do Not Die Without Going To Jerusalem

  My hosts in Jerusalem – Hotel Dan Panorama & Hotel King David (Crown Jewel of Dan Hotels). Click HERE to check out their properties.  Coming Soon – My Review of King David Hotel During the recently concluded TBEX International in Jerusalem, The Jerusalem Post interviewed me (See the article HERE). Just before wrapping up the interview, the senior correspondent asked me about my feelings about Jerusalem. I had just smiled and said – ‘Do not die without going to…

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Conversations with God

Conversations with God

In August 2016 issue of JetWings International, my image from Wailing Wall, Jerusalem appeared in their regular BW section – Radar. The text was by editorial team from JetWings International. Conversations with God. Old City, Jerusalem A holy place for Jews, the Kotel HaMa’aravi or Western Wall located in the Old City of Jerusalem is a 187-foot-high section of limestone wall— a remnant of the Temple Mount complex, built by Herod the Great, which was destroyed by the Romans in…

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Dubai – The Sands of Future

Dubai – The Sands of Future

Our safari driver pointed towards the vast desert vista through the windscreen of our safari Hummer H2 and said with typical native nonchalance – ‘This is what Dubai was about 35-40 years back.’ We had reached the safari venue in a 4×4, gliding over a smooth 6-lane freeway, driving past many exits, interchanges and cross-roads; along the way, we had come across numerous high-rise structures, 5-star hotels and shopping malls; and upon reaching there, we were face to face with…

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Dubai – A Prosperous Oasis

Dubai – A Prosperous Oasis

JetWings International, the in-flight magazine of Jet Airways (International), is carrying this image and write-up of mine in their February 2016 issue. It is about Dubai – Prosperous Oasis. I shot this image of divers, an installation in Dubai Mall, as a fitting symbol of the flourishing oasis in the desert of Arabia! Dubai – A Prosperous Oasis Over the last few decades, man-made oases have transformed the vast endless desert landscape of Arabia. Of them, Dubai is the glitziest—scores…

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In The Footsteps Of Jesus

In The Footsteps Of Jesus

My story – In The Footsteps Of Jesus – currently on Conde Nast Traveller India. Click here to read. Share and start a dialogue!                

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