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Travel Photographer Meets Serious Trekkers

Travel Photographer Meets Serious Trekkers

Next morning, as we all got into the coach to get back to Kochi Airport, during the journey we formed a WhatsApp group – Stairway to Heaven Trail. It has been over fifteen months since this trail happened. But, till date, the group members continue to interact with each other with genuine fondness. This trail through the Western Ghats ended up connecting people’s hearts, and this travel photographer has become an integral part of this group of serious trekkers!

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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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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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Kinderdijk – A Day Trip from Amsterdam

Kinderdijk – A Day Trip from Amsterdam

Smart Photography, a leading photography magazine from India, carried my photo-feature on a day trip to Kinderdijk in their February 2017 issue. Kinderdijk – A Day Trip from Amsterdam The Netherlands is a small country at the Northwestern tip of mainland Europe. While the distances here are not much, this scenic nation offers plenty of heritage, funky architecture and other assorted visual delights to the visitors. During my visit there last summers, I planned a visit to Kinderdijk. UNESCO has…

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AGRA AND ITS SURROUNDINGS – THE UNKNOWN AND THE UNUSUAL

AGRA AND ITS SURROUNDINGS – THE UNKNOWN AND THE UNUSUAL

  This article was published in an NRI-focussed publication (NRI Achievers) in September 2013. Agra and its surroundings – the unknown and the unusual Much has been written about Agra. But I am still venturing to write this piece. My recent trip to Agra was to experience the unusual. Besides one customary visit to the Taj Mahal, the other activities were not what any tourist would normally engage in. Let me share the details. Unique Saviours While driving towards Agra, just…

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FIRST GLIMPSE, TAJ MAHAL, AGRA

FIRST GLIMPSE, TAJ MAHAL, AGRA

January 2017 issue of JetWings International, the in-flight magazine of Jet Airways (International Sectors), carried my Taj Mahal image in their regular B&W section – Radar. Taj Mahal is one of the modern 7 Wonders of the World and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. First-Glimpse-Taj-Mahal-Agra Rabindranath Tagore aptly called this monument of love, built by Shah Jahan in the 17th century, “a teardrop on the cheek of time”. Noted for its unique workmanship and architecture, it glided into the…

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A good time to visit London? Now!

A good time to visit London? Now!

London! I saw some. I missed some. So, London keeps calling me back. When am going to plan a visit again? The answer is ‘Right Now!’ Want to know why? Then, read on! A good time to visit London? Now! It was summer of 2012. My elder daughter, who was just 20 then and was doing her graduation with an offshore London School of Economics-affiliate (LSE-affiliate) college, got selected to do her summers in London. It was going to be…

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