Windmills at Kinderdijk, The Netherlands

Windmills at Kinderdijk, The Netherlands

In September 2016 issue of JetWings International, my image from Kinderdijk, The Netherlands appeared in their regular BW section – Radar. Windmills at Kinderdijk, The Netherlands When you live seven metres below sea level, you need to keep the water out. The residents of Kinderdijk, a village about 12 km south-east of Rotterdam, deployed an ingenious technique for this purpose – an elaborate arrangement of windmills. Built around 1740, 19 of these windmills continue to survive and fulfill its original…

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Asus ZenFone 3 – From trepidation to trust

Asus ZenFone 3 – From trepidation to trust

This post has affiliate links. While these links help me run this site and provide free content to my readers, my views remain completely unbiased. Asus ZenFone 3 – From trepidation to trust A camera phone for those who don’t dig photography? By virtue of my being a travel photographer, be it an offline traveller gathering or an online travel forum, I normally face a simple enough question from my traveller friends who do not enjoy struggling with the technical…

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The last days of Vincent

The last days of Vincent

BLink, the weekend magazine of The Hindu’s BusinessLine carried this article of mine on Saturday, august 27, 2016 The last days of Vincent Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum looks back at the most disturbed yet defining years of the Dutch painter’s life Year 1881. It was at the age of 27 that Vincent Van Gogh considered painting as a full-time occupation. And it wasn’t until 1888 that the Dutch post-Impressionist artist had formed the style that the world remembers him by….

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Coorg – Not a Destination, But a Region

Coorg – Not a Destination, But a Region

This post has affiliate links. While these links help me run this site and provide free content to my readers, my views remain completely unbiased. This post is about Coorg destinations, places to visit, the best time to visit, homestays, etc. Coorg – Not a Destination, But a Region I had spent 6 years in Bangalore. Unfortunately, during my years over there, I never visited Coorg. There were many compulsions that led to its omission, but let me not bore you…

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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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Bofors Gun – The Inside Story

Bofors Gun – The Inside Story

  A museum with a difference! Just before the commencement of TBEXStockholm, VisitSweden had organised a familiarisation trip for us to Landsort. It is a small, scenic, sparsely populated, yet a strategically located island in Stockholm Archipelago. We had travelled from Stockholm by bus to reach a jetty. From here, a fast ferry took us to this island. Here, our abode for the night was a Naval Pilots’ Tower. Till then, I had no way of knowing that soon I will…

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The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach!

The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach!

After TBEXStockholm, VisitSweden had organised a 2-night/3-day fam trip to Luleå for us. In Gammelstad, a restaurant we dined in blew my mind! This is an account of that experience by a non-food blogger! Here’s a candid admission (and the food-lovers are welcome to shower me with brickbats) – I normally do not write about food. In fact, for me, food is a necessary evil we have to waste time on during our travels. In my nomadic stints, I make…

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