Bingeing in Baramati


Last week I had a chance to visit Four Season’s beautiful Vineyard in Baramati, near Pune….which is in Maharashtra if you are geographically challenged. Despite climatic constraints, that region of India is apparently suitable for viticulture. And since the produce of the aforementioned activity is a major ingredient of any wine, it is but natural … Continue reading

Dilli 6 Madness


Roaming around can be quite an experience and especially if you are inside the walled city. The area of Chandni Chowk…made famous by Chandu’s Chacha and Chachi and later by a myriad of Hindi movies. And let me take this time to squash a rumour that someone has been spreading about me. No…I am not … Continue reading

Travelling Cattle Class


Last month I made a work trip to Bareilly. The journey towards the place was rather uneventful except for the fact that I didn’t sleep (I can not sleep in trains). Delhi to Bareilly and vice versa should hardly be a 4 hrs journey. But the number of stops in between, the snail like speed, … Continue reading

The River Reclaims her Land and her Glory


More than normal rain in the Northern plains and the Himilaya’s means that the rivers are overflowing now. One of them is The Yamuna along whose banks Delhi is built. Over the past years Yamuna had been reduced to the state of a sewage distributary. And the government has spent thousands of crores to clean … Continue reading

Colours of Twilight


These were taken during my recent trip to Punjab. The Amritsar-New Delhi Shatabdi was an hour late and during the journey the twilight sky looked beautiful over the fields of Punjab and Haryana. I tried to capture the natural colours of the of the sky. The constant vibration and jolts of the moving train made … Continue reading

When In Rome………..


I was in Bangalore or Bengaluru in the beginning of this month. Those who know me know that there are some things I can’t stand. A few of them are: 1)      Eating with hands. It should have been declared a crime the moment Knife, Fork and Spoons were invented. 2)      Making noises and talking while … Continue reading

Memoirs of my Travels: Into Nagaland Part 2 – Headhunters of yore


A few km from Zakhama is a lovely village that has its history in the headhunting days of the land. The Nagas were essentially a collection of many tribes who share a lot of their cultures and tradition. Each village has its own dialect and identity. The first thing you notice while entering a traditional … Continue reading

Memoirs of my Travels: Into Nagaland Part 1 – A Different World


From Imphal we began our trip into Nagaland by road with a convoy. Insurgency was at a peak in those times and Nagaland was out-of-bounds for the regular people. Travel was only safe with a convoy. And I must confess, travelling in a Military vehicle, with a heavily armed vehicle in front and another in … Continue reading

Memoirs of my Travels: The Hills of Manipur


I spent around 15-20 days of summer vacations during the year 1999, journeying through some very exotic locations in India. My travels during that time took me to two states in the North-Eastern corner of the country, and they were Manipur and Nagaland. My father was posted in Zakhama, a small village in Nagaland, but … Continue reading

Return of the Native


I am back from my vacation in Bangalore and hopefully also back to my blogging ways. The weather was quite pleasant and sometimes a bit chilly because of the precipitation of evaporated water on the earth. But I was amazed that even with so many good points about Bangalore, I was happy nay elated when … Continue reading

Chaos at 1300 hrs


I am writing this post from Bangalore or Bengaluru, where I arrived on Saturday. My uncle has recently started a restaurant here, and I decided to spend my Monday there. I woke up at around 0545 hrs to get ready for the day. My aunt and I prepared a delicious vegetable and cheese omelette (details … Continue reading

Two Centuries and a Millenium…


This is just a short celebration post. Since the time I started blogging(including my time at blogspot), this would be my 100th post and I hope many more to come. Below is the proof…. Also today I completed my second century i.e. 100 hits in a day… Plus, the monthly stats worm crawled passed the … Continue reading

Roles Reversed


There are times when an impulse takes over your ability to reason and tosses it out. It has happened many times to me and yesterday was another one of those days. Me and my friend had to get to a metro station and had been waiting for the feeder (small RTVs that have a fixed … Continue reading

2009 Snaps….Part 1 – Some snaps I took this year


The Majestic Ellora


We went to Aurangabad this winter. It is a town in Maharashtra and is most famous for the Ajanta and Ellora Caves that are near the town. We took a bus from Pune at 11:30 P.M. On 29th of December and reached Aurangabad around 5:30 A.M. Our stay was at the Meadows which is a … Continue reading