Travelove Series 2 – A Warm Smile and a Panda!

Travelove Series 2 – A Warm Smile and a Panda!

Travelove Series is about the smiles I have gathered during my travels. I consciously look for Travelove during my travels. Travelove Series 2 – A Warm Smile and a Panda Another one from Beijing: I had asked my hotel concierge to mark out the Metro station nearest to the Beijing Zoo on a Metro map that was in Chinese language. I wanted to see a panda. After alighting at the marked station, I felt lost (more…)

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Travelove Series 1 – Peking Duck

Travelove Series 1 – Peking Duck

Travelove Series is about the smiles I have gathered during my travels. I consciously look for Travelove during my travels. Here is the first post around that. Travelove Series 1 – Peking Duck I was tired and hungry after combing through the Hutongs in Beijing. I had walked, rode on rickshaw, walked yet again, gone to a Hutong resident’s house, visited the drum and the bell tower and had walked some more. After navigating the (more…)

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Colours of London in Black & White

Colours of London in Black & White

My image of London was largely based on Sherlock Holmes mysteries, Shakespeare’s plays, Charles Dickens’ novels, PG Wodehouse’s humour, some 20th Century Fox movies and last but not the least, the B&W Films Division documentaries seen during my childhood in movie halls. I always regarded London as a somewhat mysterious city – a city replete with heritage and history. So, no wonder I wanted to capture colours of London in black & white. And the (more…)

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Orchha – The Hidden Gem

Orchha – The Hidden Gem

In September 2012, I conducted a photo-tour to Orchha, a small town in MP (District Tikamgarh), with a meagre population of 10,000. And, it packed a lot of surprises for us. This quaint little town was founded in early 16th century by Bundela chief, Rudra Pratap Singh, on the banks of Betwa River. There’s an interesting story about how the name ‘Bundela’ came about. Legend has it that the first ruler of Orchha used to (more…)

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Have made it to #GrabYourDream #Final12

Have made it to #GrabYourDream #Final12

  In 2014, Cox & Kings, Ezeego and G Adventures conceived a contest to unearth 50 avid, enthusiastic travellers who are personable, articulate in their written word, expressive in their imagery and persuasive in their speech. They planned this activity over a four-year period and divided it into 4 seasons (a season = a year). Every season, 12 winners would be chosen to get to their target of 50 in this four-year period. Prizes for the (more…)

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Abhilash Tomy – The Life of Another Pi

Abhilash Tomy – The Life of Another Pi

…the first, and currently the only, Indian to have circumnavigated the globe solo and non-stop, in a sailboat. The magnitude of his achievement? While almost 6,000 people have climbed Mt. Everest, only 79 people have solo-circumnavigated the globe in a sailboat, non-stop…

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