Adrenaline Junkies – Time to update your bucket list

Adrenaline Junkies – Time to update your bucket list

  Attention Adrenaline Junkies! Be it the Skywalk in China or Edge walk in Canada, a stratosphere sky jump or storm chasing in the US of A – you may have been there and done that. I know you are driven by the fear factor associated with such activities. But the time has come for you to update your bucket list. While you may have tandem stuff happening in the other adventures, or knowledgeable guides helping you prepare for what…

Read More Read More

Share and start a dialogue!
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
In the Footsteps of Jesus

In the Footsteps of Jesus

I had won Cox & Kings’ Grab Your Dream Contest and the prize was an all-expenses paid trip to Israel. Here’s an account of just one facet of this trip. This story – In The Footsteps Of Jesus – appeared in Conde Nast Traveller India. Click to read it there. Israel. Jesus had walked this land. I know of people dropping pins on a map, but His case is a little different – over the centuries, people have dropped pins all along the…

Read More Read More

Share and start a dialogue!
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
Varanasi – Of Sarees, Ghats and Gharanas

Varanasi – Of Sarees, Ghats and Gharanas

…Varanasi has been named after its 80 ghats. The first ghat in the sequence is Varun Ghat, and the 80th ghat is Assi (80) Ghat; Varun and Assi together led to the name, Varanasi…

Share and start a dialogue!
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
Travel Photography of Air Devils

Travel Photography of Air Devils

This photo-essay of mine appeared in Huffington Post India on 3rd March 2015. To see it at HuffPost, please click here! Earlier this year, 5-day Aero India 2015 in Bangalore (18-22 Feb 2015) offered a stunning visual delight for the visitors. The key reason for the show was defence-related business deals; but from visitors’ point of view, the impressive fly pasts and the daring aerobatics displays put up by various global teams was the high point. I went there for travel photography…

Read More Read More

Share and start a dialogue!
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
Ayutthaya – A mirror of old Siamese Glory

Ayutthaya – A mirror of old Siamese Glory

This article appeared in September 2013 issue of JetWings International. Ayutthaya – A mirror of old Siamese Glory While in Bangkok last September, I decided to visit Ayutthaya, a place of heritage, cultural and historical importance. With Pattaya, Phuket, Chiang Mai, Krabi, Phi Phi and many more similar exotica available during a Thailand visit, Ayutthaya seldom finds a place in any normal itinerary. My enquiries revealed it was around 85km from Bangkok, a driving time of 90 minutes or less….

Read More Read More

Share and start a dialogue!
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
Bhimbetka – My early days of Photography

Bhimbetka – My early days of Photography

Photography = Drawing by light. Embark upon this journey as I time travel through Bhimbetka Rock Shelters by taking a slight liberty of using the above-cited definition of ‘Photography’. Settlers and nomads from different eras have painted at these Rock Shelters. Some as recent as 800 years old, while the others dating back to 15,000 years. Rightly, these rock shelters have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Time Travel It was 793 years ago. I wanted to get away…

Read More Read More

Share and start a dialogue!
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
Pondicherry: A Slice of France

Pondicherry: A Slice of France

  We drove to Pondicherry from Mahabalipuram- a distance of mere 100 kms. Yet, the East Coast Road offered vividly changing landscape – from estuaries to saltpans, from backwaters to paddy fields. Just before entering Pondicherry, we crossed Auroville – the experimental township established in mid 1960s by the Mother. Technically, Auroville is in Tamil Nadu but the town closest to it is Pondicherry. The famous golden golf ball shaped Matri Mandir is a glittering jewel in Auroville’s crown. Pondicherry…

Read More Read More

Share and start a dialogue!
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
Ladakh – A Travel Photographer’s Delight

Ladakh – A Travel Photographer’s Delight

Ladakh – A Travel Photographer’s Delight A racy, over-whelming whirlwind of world’s highest desert! I have been to Ladakh twice. At the outset, I am taking the liberty of sharing the pre-visit experience of my first visit, since it was both perplexing and scary. My first visit to Ladakh was as a mentor for a Fashion & Nature Photography Workshop. It was late June, which I was told was peak summer in Ladakh. Our ‘Ladakh Expert’ gave us a strange…

Read More Read More

Share and start a dialogue!
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •