Of Grandeur and Magnificence

It was my first day in the UAE. My friend Sunny came to receive me at the airport and we headed straight to pick up two pals of his (who became ‘our friends’ with the very first meet) who were still at work. Throughout the ride, all I did was enjoying the view of the… Continue reading Of Grandeur and Magnificence

Notre-Dame de Paris

My first stop at Paris, the Notre-Dame de Paris, also known as Notre-Dame Cathedral, is a medieval Catholic cathedral on the Île de la Cité in the fourth arrondissement. It  is one of the  famous of the Gothic cathedrals of the Middle Ages and is distinguished for it’s size, antiquity, and architectural interest. Although heavily crowded, one easily… Continue reading Notre-Dame de Paris

Got a Day Off and a Hundred Rupees While in Kolkata? – Let’s Take A Ride Back to 1599!

Had been thinking for almost an year of visiting this place…and like all plans this too had been postponed for a reason or another (I still have a list of places in queue now for years!). So one Sunday of March, deciding to ignore the scorching sun, I hopped onto a local train at Howrah… Continue reading Got a Day Off and a Hundred Rupees While in Kolkata? – Let’s Take A Ride Back to 1599!

Dubai Diaries – the Creek and the Souks

After a visit to the Museum, still immersed in the story of Dubai’s evolution into its present glitzy avatar, I headed for the creek. The saltwater inlet divides the two districts of Deira and Bur Dubai. Soon I was walking through the bustling ‘souks’ – market areas offering a milieu of artifacts from spices, textiles… Continue reading Dubai Diaries – the Creek and the Souks

A Little Tibet in India – Bylakuppe

  A refreshing break had been long due. Thus, without much planning I boarded a bus to Coorg, a hill station popularly known by the anglicised version of its name Kodagu. I had heard a lot about the beautiful landscape – and looked forward to the trip. The following morning I checked into a homestay… Continue reading A Little Tibet in India – Bylakuppe