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- 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
- Photo Essay: Sunset at Covent Garden, London
A photo essay on the interplay of the setting sun and Covent Garden in London
- A Desi Guy's First Days in Uncle Sam's Land
At times, it seems I just came a day ago, and at times it seems ages have passed!
- Travel: Hike on Eastern Simatai, Great Wall of China
The Great Wall of China at Simatai is the steepest and one of the most beautiful sections of wall. The last time it was renovated
- Photo Essay: Dakshnineshwar Kali Temple, Kolkata
The journey was a varied ones, passing through many versions of India, from colonial buildings to modern crowded streets.
- The Tree of Wishes
A book review of a book on the search for a book
- Photo Essay: Baker Street Underground Station
A photo essay on Barker Street, perhaps one of the oldest underground railway stations in the world.
- The Splendour of Tibet
The game we played was simple but really an exercise in the development of travel plans that ‘may never happen.
- Photo Essay: Marble Arch, London
A photo essay on the Marble Arch monument in London
- Book Review: Adventure Capitalist by Jim Rogers
Read this book if travel is what your dreams are made of
- Security Agencies & Personal Freedom
If security agencies are not sensitized against allegations of personal freedom, we become vulnerable.
- Cultural Translators: A Step Toward Waging Peace
When more army generals have cultural translators at their sides perhaps there will be hope for waging peace.
- Gallivanting in Galveston
Two days ashore in Galveston, Tx, USA
- Persian Inspired Paradise Gardens
The Persian definition of paradise may surprise you. It means an enclosed area; that has boundaries or walls around it.
- Book Review: A Slow Train to Gwalior
For me, his poetry is pure delight and the reason is because he doesn’t hide his quest for love with clichéd jargon.
- Book Review: Cauvery
the book describes the beauty and power of the Cauvery, enrapturing kids and adults alike.
- From Japaratinga - The Healing Poison
The frog with the healing touch
- Life At Sea: A Fortnight Later - Hurricanes, Casualties and Paranthas
The weather is improving, the sun’s shining bright and hopefully Ida’s bid farewell.
- Life On The High Seas
First hand experiences on board ship on the high seas.
- Poem: Through The Spider's Web
In the bars of Havana, let’s sit down together Let’s stumble upon conversation of new dimensions
- Unforgettable Kabul
No matter, the war-torn history of Kabul, its ruination, what delights the soul with its optimism are the kites of Kabul.
- Poetry: The Explosion
Every day I die, Every day I am born Amidst all this terror and turmoil
- Travel Review: Bhojpur
What is left in Bhojpur now to see is an unfinished but practicing Shiva temple in dark stone, known as Bhojeshwara temple.
- Travel Review: Bhimbetka, Madhya Pradesh
Would the painters would have ever thought that their pastime would become a peep into their lives and times for the generations to follow?
- To Travel or Not To Travel
After six months of living in this city, in this house, it all seemed just like the day we first moved in.
- Travel Review: Sanchi & Around
A piece of history, which thrived, was lost, to be re-discovered by later generations, looking for their heritage.
- God, It's Deepack
The outside of the airplane: lifeless, as if stricken with a chilling malaise, cold and barren, a reminder of death.
- Memories of 9/11
Over the years some people ask why is 9/11 so important, when innocent people all over the world succumb to bombs all the time.
- Travel Review: Aruba
Did I mention the sand was white? How about the crystal clear turquoise waters?