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- Gone Are The Days Of Innocence!
It is about time you kids mold yourself and stop torturing innocent souls like us.
- Photo Essay: A Felucca Ride in Cairo
Riding the Nile in a felucca
- Photo Essay: Beit el Suhaymi – A Restored Ottoman Era House in Cairo
How the Ottomans lived in the 17th century city of Cairo
- Photo Essay: The Al Azhar Mosque And Its Environs In Cairo
The first university in the world?
- Book Review: Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
The book guides you towards the way to cross over your sadness, your sorrows, your loneliness
- Photo Essay – Assorted Sights of Sharia al Muizz li din Allah in Cairo
Sights and Sighs while perambulating around the Sharia al Muizz li din Allah in Cairo
- Photo Essay: Sharia al Mugharablin, Cairo
An ancient street in the middle of Islamic Cairo
- Delhi Belly For Beginners
Last night I dreamt that Delhi got a new bookstore in Mahipalpur!
- Photography Times Review: Sigma 150-500mm HSM OS
For the price, the Sigma 150-500mm lens is an excellent bang for the buck.
- Photo Essay: Bab Zuweila Gate in Cairo
The story of a blood stained city gate in Cairo
- Photography Times: Butterfly Eye-to-Eye
Macro photography requires getting as close to the subject as possible.
- I Am My Own Woman
Two years later we made our first trip back as a married couple.
- Original Fiction: Gullible's Travels, Part 2
Travel Traumas - Elbow Room. Stories of ordinary frequent fliers, cattle class.
- The Floating Generation - Picking Pieces of our Scattered Life
Can we really feel at home even if we are back?
- Indian Railways Turning Into A Death Trap
Why are our railways so accident prone?
- Photography Times: Celebration
Shooting a Concept photograph involves a significant analysis of the message one wants to convey
- Book Review: Chai, Chai - A Travelogue by Bishwanath Ghosh
Chai, Chai is an engaging read, easy on the eye but we are still waiting for the first great Indian travel book
- Indian Railways: The World's Largest Loo Network
Why can't we be little sophisticated, if not sober is all what I think whenever I travel by Indian Railways....
- Travel Review: Trip to Saladin's Citadel in Cairo
Saladin's Citadel is a structure that bears great importance to the history of Cairo.
- Sensibility in Senseless Traffic
Among impatient drivers, unruly drivers, rogue drivers and rash drivers, one could come across sensible drivers too.
- Travel Review: Andrew Jackson's Hermitage Plantation
There were few iconic figures in the mid-nineteenth century in post-Revolutionary America quite like General Andrew Jackson.
- Chaotic Bangalore Roads, Jackass Drivers, Inept Governments
Who in their right minds digs up roads just when the monsoon season starts?
- Second Class Rail Travel In India
The constipated booking clerk chewing Paan who was a master of everyone's fate and the restless crowd standing in trailing queues are distant memories now.
- Intercourse with the Natives
The biggest part, I believe, of any healing between cultures that have been at odds with each other is a dialogue.
- Travel Review: The Great Smoky Mountains, Tennessee
As the family shops in the outlet malls, remind yourself these have stripped away verdant groves that bordered the awe-inspiring Great Smoky Mountains.
- Delhi In Soaring Temperatures
The air conditioner was put on full blast but the car wasn't warming up.
- Sustainable Development in Haiti
London reinvented itself after the Great Fire. I hope Haiti does the same after this earthquake
- Poem: Million Characters Inside
From distant corners of the world, they ask What shall we get you, what is it you want
- Photography Times: Hippopotamus Mating Games
They were circling around in the water like two Sumo wrestlers performing their pre-game rituals.
- Alternate Routes to the USA – Considering the Volcanic Ash
Alternate routes to the USA must be explored
- Photography Times: Northwestern Neotropical Rattlesnake
There are about thirty species of rattle snakes and most of them are venomous.
- Walking Through a Wheat Field
I hadn't seen wheat farming up close, until I walked into a golden-yellow wheat field in Rajasthan last week.
- The Jan Shatabdi - Indian Railways Falls Short on Customer Service
Consumer service at its worst
- Book Review: Mdantsane Breathing
At Mdantsane ‘hunger is an imagination’ and as ‘country runs on fasting streets’
- Book Review: 10 Easy Walks in Old Delhi
The best way to know and say Hello to a city is walking around.
- Travel Review: Mammoth Cave, Kentucky
This is a relatively new part of the caves, with water still carving out strange caverns from the limestone.
- Alone, White, and Female in India
What's the right advice for a young white woman travelling alone in India?
- Photography Times: Green Snake
Looking through the viewfinder at close to the entire focal length of my lens, it seemed as if he was staring straight into my eyes.
- Photography Times: Silhouetted Seagull
Sunrise and sunset are probably the favorite times of the day for any photographer.
- The Culture of Tips and Service Charges
Tips and service charges can add up to a sizable portion of the overall cost, especially when you are not prepared
- Fly To The Top Of The World
If someone wants to pick his nose, who the fuck am I to deny him his choice?
- Satire: A Reasonable Dog
'You ought to be ashamed of yourself", said Nawab, nibbling away at the bag of chips.
- Washington, DC After The Snow Blizzard
The Blizzard is well timed with glacier-gate scandal.
- Book Review: In an Antique Land
A peek into Rural Egypt and a Coastal town in India in the 12th Century.
- The Children of India: A Volunteer Travel Experience
I became involved with a nonprofit based in Austin called The Miracle Foundation, which manages orphanages in India.
- Photo Essay: Liverpool Street Station
A photo Essay on one of the major London Train Stations
- Travel Review: Louisville, Kentucky - Bourbon, Ali, & Sluggers
There is much more ground to be covered and bourbons to be drunk.
- India: An Ode to Hyderabad
Bullock carts jostle with cars for space on the congested roads; people hang out of buses or face being crushed inside; yet there is space.
- Photography Times: Corpus Christi at Night
The most difficult part of nighttime photography is to determine how much illumination you want to see in your photos.
- Photography Times: Seagull in Flight
If finding the right place was tough, the tougher part was waiting for the Seagulls to fly as a flock.
- Oh Calcutta!
I love Calcutta, I do. But more than four days there, and I'm yearning to get away from all the questions.
- Book Review: Delhi by Khushwant Singh
Delhi by someone who has spent his life in Delhi but has only a bedside view of it.
- Poem: Walking With Wordsworth
The lands we have traversed Different and diverse, Strange and beautiful, in arrival The long walks and drama
- Travel Review: Bheemeshwari Fishing Camp, Cauvery
We spotted our first crocodile sunning itself on one of the river rocks within a few minutes into our arrival at the Camp