Simbel Wonder

Simbel Wonder

This article was published in Times Travel in September 2010. Lisbon. 7th July 2007. While other worthy contending monuments (including the Taj Mahal) anxiously waited to know their fate in the worldwide voting for the nomination of new 7 wonders, one specific landmark — the Pyramids of Giza — was turning all the other contenders green with envy. These pyramids had already been given an honorary nomination, even before the voting concluded! Well, that was not so surprising since, for most people, Egypt stands…

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Travelove Series 8 – Smokeless Upgrade

Travelove Series 8 – Smokeless Upgrade

…what I protested about was their complete lack of response to my request. The check-in lady went through my booking and earlier requests. She realised that the hotel…

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Travelove Series 7 – Spray Stockings

Travelove Series 7 – Spray Stockings

…came to a building that looked like a shabby mall. I made my way up to the 4th floor (there was no lift in the building) and found myself in the lingerie section.

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#Winner – #NGTGetOutThere Contest

#Winner – #NGTGetOutThere Contest

…Grand Prize in Nat Geo Traveller’s #NGTGetOutThere Contest for my photo-essay on water! Prize: A week-end of surfing…

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Travelove Series 6 – He wins. I smile.

Travelove Series 6 – He wins. I smile.

…mockingly asked if I knew how Varanasi got its name. Seeing that I was foxed, he went on to explain…

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Travelove Series 5 – She Obliged!

Travelove Series 5 – She Obliged!

I knew that people around these areas were skeptical of strangers for religious reasons and the not-so-distant past of terrorism and disturbances. All the same, the sight…

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Travelove Series 4 – True Meaning of Homage

Travelove Series 4 – True Meaning of Homage

…the scale of WW-II holocaust, the museum-cum-memorial has exhibited an architect’s model, which graphically details out the prisoners being led into the gas chamber and their subsequent fate.

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