The home of Tashkent the foreboder of the silk route, the key of the Islamic Golden age, Uzbekistan, once a soviet country is ridden with gorgeous architecture, deep-rooted culture and a bounty of the earth, yes am talking about the fruits of the land quite literally. Most of the Uzbeks are Sunni Muslims, they comprise… Read More Around the world #🌏in83hours. Episode 5 – Uzbekistan with Chetna Ramachandra
Scotland is the home to golf! It houses the St Andrews Link, the oldest golf course in the world. It is also the most happy-go-lucky country there is, not listed on the happiest countries in the world, having their own share of rebels and personals, it is nevertheless a country in itself. A part of… Read More Around the world #🌏in83hours. Episode 4 – Scotland with Nishil Swamy
While researching for my podcast that features #🌏in83hours that airs on Google Podcasts, Spotify, I was reminded of a book that I had been meaning to read, Around India in 80 trains. Just while I was looking up the new books rack at the Bowring Institute library, I found that the author had by now,… Read More Book Review: Around the World in 80 Trains
The Sahyadri Mountains or more affably called the western ghats are a range of mountains traversing across the states of Karnataka, Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. They arent as high and lofty as the Himalayas, the highest point at 8,842 ft as against the Himalayas, at 8848m, making them roughly a third of… Read More Traipsing across the Western Ghats!
Comprising over a hundred mountains that peak over 7200m the Himalayas, literally meaning ‘the abode of snow’ are home to the the world’s tallest peaks and the tallest of them all, the Mount Everest. Apart from the year-round snow, the rugged peaks and enormously awe-inspiring landscape, the Himalayas are also deeply steeped in spirituality. For us… Read More To H-e-a-v-e-n and back.
On the occasion of doing 100 posts and 100 comments on my blog am very happy to introduce to you all my super talented friend Tanvi Sanghani who’s sharing some amazing pictures from Italy and Greece. Tanvi is a globe-trotter who travels with her lens and a firm hand. Her pictures are stunning, as you… Read More Guest Diary #1
“Do you know a cure for me?” Why yes,” he said, “I know a cure for everything. Salt water.” Salt water?” I asked him. Yes,” he said, “in one way or the other. Sweat, or tears, or the salt sea.” ― Karen Blixen, Seven Gothic Tales Finally a trip on a ship. The nautical wonders… Read More Cruisin’ Along
With a detoured landing in Malaga from Barca, the journey to Granada was elongated by a while. But the drive through the Spanish countryside was an added bonus. Huge estates lined with farms and flat plains, yes yes where it mainly rains, well to thank one Ms Hepburn. Granada was the coldest in the season,… Read More Its called G – r – a – n – a – d – a
This post is very special. Not just because it is the 100th but because its about my favouritest (so far!) European city of Lisbon. The capital city of Portugal is simply a perfect blend of all that is Portuguese and is the only European capital city on the Atlantic. In addition it is city that… Read More L – i – s – b – o – n
If Portugal gets an ample hold on the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, it bestows all its grandeur on the coastline of Algarve and dotting the southern-most region are the picturesque towns of Sagrez, Loule, Faro, Tavira and Lagos. And the famed Carnival of the country is traditionally celebrated in the month of February at most… Read More A – l – g – a – r – v – e
Barcs as it is lovingly called looks like a dream at an elevation of 10,000 ft. Yes from the aircraft. The city in the early morning shines next to the aqua blue waters as the largest metropolitan on the Mediterranean Sea. My fellow passenger, a soul from a distant Catalan town of Girona couldn’t contain… Read More B – a – r- c – e – l – o – n – a
The historic town of Porto is Portugal at its charming best, it is classified as a World Heritage Site by Unesco and quite rightly so. Staying at a chateau in the suburban town of Alfena meant that we were roughly about 30 minutes from the city centre. The chateau came with two bedrooms, a den,… Read More P – o – r – t – o calling.