Trip to Dalhousie

Lately, I was thinking of taking a break from Delhi’s pre-monsoon humid weather, and head up-north to beat the heat a bit. Also to serve a quick retreat from work. So finally, I went to Dalhousie along with my family. Dalhousie is a less popular hill station for…

Trip to Chhattisgarh

I just got back from a memorable trip to the east central Indian state of Chhattisgarh. I visited my wife’s hometown (Bhilai), and adjoining towns on the trip (see map). I landed in Raipur (the closest airport) and we drove to Bhilai (second-largest city of the state, around…

A fly fell into my daal

The Paradox of our Age. “We have bigger houses but smaller families, more conveniences, but less time; We have more degrees, but less sense; more knowledge, but less judgement; more medicines, but less healthiness; We’ve been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble…

Dreaming Lhasa

“Land of Snows” While on it, Dreaming Lhasa is a small film driven by big ambition. The film captures the emotions of Tibetans. A quest for the heart of Tibet … 2006 is also the “Year of Tibet in Australia and New Zealand“.…

India is a litmus test

Nothing in the country is ever quite predictable; the only thing to expect is the unexpected, which comes in many forms and will always want to sit next to you. India is a litmus test for many travellers – some are only too happy to leave, while others stay for…

First Step to Travel

The first step is in your head. So don’t think about it, buy a flight ticket tomorrow and then worry about it on the plane. This is the hardest step. Ian Wright, Traveler This philosophy applies to almost everything in life. We often hesitate to take that extra…