Cool Discoveries with Google Maps

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I have said this before and I am saying it again, I can get lost in a telephone booth if it has two exits! Yet I love to travel. I grew up in the time of paper maps and they were like the toughest puzzle to me! Then came smart phones but I resisted them … Read more

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Cows on the Road- Panna to Bandhavgarh, MP, India

I recently visited Panna and Bandhavgarh in MP. These days as soon as I sit in a car I fall asleep. But the previous night I retired early (read no internet in the room) and I woke up quite fresh. Hence I was not falling asleep in the car. It was difficult to pass time, … Read more

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On the Malaysian Roads with Police Escort!

And before you wonder what did I do to get involved with police in Malaysia let me set the record straight. When I was there for Malaysia Tourism Hunt 2012, we were traveling in a 30 car convoy and covering more than 1000 kilometers. The police¬†escort¬†was to keep us together and safe and probably others … Read more

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The Sunset Brightens My Daily Commute

My daily commute to my workplace is a long one. Combined with out Indian way of driving it is a tiring journey usually. Also a lot of it is through drab and concrete filled places. But on Wednesday this week nature decided to brighten up my commute! I took this with my cellphone and I … Read more

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Street Photography from Bangalore

  Spotted this by the side of the raod, the clay pots are used by many to cool water in summer.   This motorcyclist and the ones below were at the same traffic signal on our way to the Bangalore Airport.  

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On the Road!

  From our place to Bangalore Airport is far far away. In the car, Chhavi fell asleep after maybe 15 minutes. Then I had all the time to try and click pictures from the moving car. I reasoned that if I simply tried to focus on a moving vehicle from a moving car I will … Read more

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The Last Photo of 2011

  The last photo of the year also comes from Bangalore. I was staying at a friend’s place where there was a road right next to the apartment. He had a Nikon SLR and I had some time as my daughter was playing with his wife. So I asked him if he had a tripod. … Read more

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The Sun Didn't Care about the Surroundings!

I attended a friend’s wedding yesterday and it was so nice to catch up with the lovely bride and the groom. I have to say I am a little closer to the bride but I knew the groom too. And he actually made my day. Apparently the groom (who recently completed his Ph.D.) reads my … Read more

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A Jugad or Chakda as it is Known in Gujarat

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WauPD7hwyyA A Chakda or a Chhakda known as Jugad in North India I actually wanted to take a still photograph but my camera was in movie mode. So I ended up capturing these few seconds of Chakda from our moving vehicle in Gujarat. Towards the end, I think the people on the Chakda were aware … Read more

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Old Jaipur, the Pink City, the Traffic

I was looking out from the top story of the Hawa Mahal at Jaipur and found the amount of traffic picture worthy! I was of course stuck in that traffic every time I came to Jauhari Bazaar. But surprisingly it was not so bad, it actually moved.

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