When I Left my DSLR Behind and Took the Zenfone Zoom Instead

By Mridula Dwivedi February 12, 2016 18 Comments , ,

When we were standing outside in the sun at Sanghol (Punjab) a colleague pointed out a bunch of parrots and asked where my camera was? When I told them I left it at home, their jaws dropped in disbelief, I am considered to be inseparable from my DSLR. However as I had the Zenfone Zoom on a returnable basis and I wan...

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Sanghol- Glimpses of Rural Life and Buddhist Heritage

By Mridula Dwivedi February 11, 2016 39 Comments , ,

Even though I went to present a paper at an academic seminar at Sanghol in Punjab but I managed to catch the glimpses of its rural life and Buddhist Heritage too. The place is also known as Ucha Pind. The seminar was hosted at Cordia Group of Institutions, Sanghol. On the first day after the presentations we...

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Indian Accent Restaurant by Chef Manish Mehrotra

By Mridula Dwivedi February 10, 2016 26 Comments , ,

The occasion was special. Khun Runjuan Tongrut, the Director of TAT New Delhi was heading back to Thailand after completing her stint in India. I wanted to take her out for lunch. We settle on the Indian Accent Restaurant by Chef Manish Mehrotra. I am sure a lot of their clientele will not take the metro to reach...

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Hotels Need to Be Convenient

By Mridula Dwivedi February 8, 2016 16 Comments

If you happen to find yourself traveling then you need to pay attention to the logistics about the entire trip. If you don’t take the time to consider a few things about locations then your once mighty trip of relaxation and convenience to recharge your batteries will actually turn into the type when you need a va...

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WIP Show at ICD Concor

By Mridula Dwivedi February 3, 2016 20 Comments , , , , , ,

Art often intimidates me, don't ask me why for I don't know why. It is maybe because I was hopeless at art in school. Still when I got an invite from Asian Paints, I agreed to visit the ST+ART WIP (work in progress) Show at ICD Concor near Tughlakabad in Delhi. The ST+Art India foundation is a non-profit organizati...

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Guda Bishnoi Lake- A Magnet for Demoiselle Cranes

By Mridula Dwivedi February 2, 2016 34 Comments , ,

I stood by the Guda Bishnoi Lake completely charmed. As far as eyes could see it was full of Demoiselle Cranes, only at that point people told me they were Siberian Cranes. I had my doubts but a lake full of cranes by any name is a delightful thing! Guda Bishnoi is about 25 kilometers from Jodhpur. It is as o...

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Selfie Expert OPPO F1- Bright and Beautiful!

By Mridula Dwivedi February 1, 2016 26 Comments , , ,

The sleek phone you see in the picture above is of OPPO F1 and they call it the selfie expert. But if you would ask me it is much more than that! I went to the launch event of the Selfie Expert OPPO F1- Bright and Beautiful. I was given the phone at the launch on a returnable basis. The launch was held at JW ...

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Mehrangarh Fort with an Audio Guide

By Mridula Dwivedi January 29, 2016 26 Comments , ,

Maybe it has got something to do with the way history has been taught to me in schools! I would remember a lots of dates and places before the exam, only to forget it later. Maybe it became a pattern with me which was trying to settle for life. But I desperately wish to break it now. So, I decided to visit Mehrangar...

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Umaid Bhawan Palace Wins the 2016 Top Spot Globally in Tripadvisor Travelers Choice Award


Tripadvisor recently announced its Travelers Choice Awards for 2016 and Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur won the best hotel in the world award based on user reviews! Umaid Bhawan Palace is managed by Taj Hotels, Resorts and Palaces. I attended the award ceremony and the invite came in a very curious way! They had...

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Travel Tales from India

I am Mridula Dwivedi and I started blogging on 'Travel Tales from India' in June 2005. Within a few months of the launch my travel blog found a mention on both the BBC and The Guardian. I also featured in a National Geographic Skoda Yeti Video.

I quit my job as a professor in May 2015. I am having a blast ever since. I do not miss my work but sometime I do miss my salary! Somewhere along the journey I ended up acquiring a Ph.D. from IIT Kanpur! I now wonder why?

You can write to me at mridulablog at gmail dot com For advertising queries please check out my advertising page.

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