27 Pictures from the Hermes Wanderland Exhibition, Dubai

  I love traveling because it makes me stumble upon new experiences almost everyday.     WANDERLAND-AN HERMES EXHIBITION makes a lovely spectacle. When I am traveling, I prefer to call myself wanderlust and this exhibition aptly captured my present state of mind. This digitally savvy, three dimensional display of the best from the collections of Emile-Maurice Hermès, the grandson of the…

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A few years ago when I did Paragliding…

    If I had to talk of ‘Impact’, I would say ‘traveling to places near and far’ has had an amazing impact in my life. A few incidences and experiences have absolutely changed the course of my life. Among many such incidences, one such experience that I would love to talk about is below in the pictures. Lots on paragliding is…

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37 Pictures to inspire you to visit World Book Fair 2016

  This Monday, I visited World Book Fair 2016 with my Dad. I love doing book-fairs with him because twenty five years ago, he was the one who actually introduced me to this delightful world of books and even today he does that with his flair for reading and writing.  With this post,  I would like to inspire everyone to…

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Photoblog 1: Food Trail in Mumbai with Lumia 640 XL

    In October, I received a premium device bearing the branding of Microsoft (erstwhile Nokia). I was sent a Lumia 640 XL to use for smartphone photography during my travels and share my feedback. I was open to the idea because having worked with Nokia in the initial stage of my career, I have a deep connect with its phones….

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Bastakiya’s unique art scene at Al Serkal Cultural Foundation, Dubai

  One afternoon, when I was walking around Bastakiya neighborhood, I came across this interesting place right at the outset of my exploration. I had just stepped out of the famous Arabian Tea House Cafe and my eyes fell on the standee that read ‘Alserkal Cultural Foundation’ in Al Fahidi Heritage District. Curiously, I walked in and was pleased to walk-around this house…

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15 Pictures of my first visit to the Dubai Creek

    There are countless ways to pamper yourself in Dubai but the latest one that I have discovered is far from the experiences that you may have heard of. While everyone may have told you stories of its high-end malls, remarkable buildings, skyscrapers, branded shopping, premium spas, luxury dining and Arabian enigma I will show you…

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10 Movies that I picked at Dubai International Film Festival

    Yes, the starry days of the Dubai International Film festival are over but I am still hung-over. Who can forget the days and nights around Superstars, Film-makers, Creative talents, Red Carpet and Gala screenings? The 8-day film festival at Madinat Jumeriah Complex (above) gave me a beautiful cinematic experience. Before the trip to Dubai, I had no inkling that this…

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Dubai Diary: When we went PATIALA way !

    Dining in ‘Patiala way!       Downtown Dubai is a beautiful, jazzy and happening part of Dubai. While the skyscrapers compete for height and design, the high-end mall ropes in the global brands and best food outlets.  No less, you are spoiled for choices even before you begin to count. The cosmopolitan culture in the Emirates paints a lavish culinary…

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3 can win an expedition to Machu Picchu, Peru

    Machu Picchu, Peru sounds exotic and fun, Doesn’t it?     National Geographic Channel (NGC) is running the contest ‘Mission Explorer.’ The mission of the contest is to search people who have made a difference in their life as well in others life by taking a leap ‘Beyond Boundaries.  It is an India-only project with a global appeal concept.  Mission…

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Jyran, Sofitel Mumbai and Chef Shadab Ahmad Qureshi

What does Jyran mean?   It sounds a very lovely and unique name to me. I am sure you are equally curious to know the background around it before exploring the epicurean delights of the Tandoor Dining & Lounge, the signature restaurant of Sofitel Mumbai BKC.  Here is my elaborate account of spending a couple of hours here.  …

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CHAMBAL- Its rustic, its raw, its untamed…go for it!

      Hey, what do you know about Chambal? When a fellow travel writer posed this question to me… I went blank for a moment. Charmanwati river, Phoolan devi, legendary bandit tales, mud moulds and the violent ravines… uuummmhhh…that’s it!           I sounded nervous because that was all I knew about or had heard about Chambal….

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F^3 Carnival: Telangana Bathukamma celebrations in Delhi

  ‘Bathuku’ means life and ‘Amma’ means mother! Bathukamma is a beautiful and colorful festival of the youngest state of India- Telangana.  This floral festival glorifies womanhood uniquely. I loved being a part of this celebration when Telangana’s festive spirit came live at the PHD chamber, New Delhi.          When we say…

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My trip to the rich land of Heritage, Art, Culture and more

A trip to UTTAR PRADESH Its been 6 days since I returned from the FAM (familiarization) trip of Uttar Pradesh but the euphoria refuses to die down. Back with more than seven hundred pictures in my mobile and camera, I am enjoying assimilating the thrills and miles of the trip. Though my connection with its capital city has been…

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#Chhattisgarh: 40 fascinating, fun, features that charmed me!

I thought 25 in my list would make a big number to sum up its exquisite presence but by the time I was done with all the 37 booklets, a mix of Incredible India (Chhattisgarh Tourism Board) and lonely planet pocket guides, forty seemed a small figure. Yes, I have been reading around the state of Chhattisgarh for a week…

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All about my trip to Tehri Dam in Uttarakhand

At the mention of Tehri or Tehri dam, what flashes in your mind first?  Bhagirathi River, Uttrakhand, Tehri Dam movement, Man-made lake, Tehri Hydro Development Corporation, Highest, Biggest dam or something else!  Well this post will touch upon all aspects and more. Last month I got an opportunity to see this high rock and earth-fill embankment dam. Yes,…

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Curious about FAM trips, contests and brand collaborations that take you traveling, Read here!

If you love traveling, I am sure the header will make you curious, if not excited. Not everybody loves FAMs but I know many who wanna bag them. First, what are FAMs? I did not know until I won my first one last year. Well, for the established bloggers its no mantra. They have done it and…

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16 favorite photos, I Love Bali Because…

  Bali is a beautiful island in the Indonesian archipelago. It will always remain a special vacation to me because it was my first international trip (honeymoon) and I was elated to find myself in Indonesia’s picturesque island. After Bali, I have visited more than ten countries but yet the memories of this island paradise have never withered away. Its…

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PHOTOSTORY: Travel blogger became an #OYOxplorer in GOA

  With every travel, holiday or trip, we usually bring back amazing stories, lovely captures, precious memories and uncountable savoring moments.  But there are few experiences which give your more. Its been nine days that I have been back from my recent trip to Goa and I am totally in love with the hashtag  #OYOxplorer.  I…

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2 and a half hours of Adventure, Zipline and Fun at Flying Squirrels

Adventurous… Not me! Back home when I told everyone in my family that I did 17 Ziplines on treetops and canopies in my recent visit to Thailand, they all looked at me in shock and surprize.  Honestly, I am too delicate in their eyes. The truth is I do not plunge in these acts because I feel scared.  Whenever I…

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