Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Mesmerized by Varanasi

Varanasi - a serene place. A holy place which actually has positive vibes to bring a person at peace.

River Ganga; Varanasi

Lights; River Ganga


Aarti at Dashashwamedh Ghat

Aarti at Assi Ghat

Ghats; Varanasi

Siberian Birds in Varanasi

Buddham Saranam Gacchami; Sarnath, Varanasi


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Melbourne - Christmas & New Year (Snapshots)

Melbourne Christmas

















Australia's Summer New Year
The lighting and fireworks



Thursday, July 24, 2014

Melbourne

There's a saying in Melbourne "Do not worry if you do not like the weather in Melbourne, just wait. It will no doubt change a few times over the course of a day".

And while roaming around there I actually experienced all seasons in a day. Rain, Wind, Hot & Humid and Cold.



Southern Cross Station


City is situated around the Yarra River. 



Yarra River






Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo


Great Ocean Road






Helicopter Ride @ 12 Apostles


View of 12 Apostles from Helicopter








Friday, July 18, 2014

Nashik & Sula Delight

When you are all-tired from work and a friend invites you to her place (that happens to be in another city) whooaa.. that's a treat. Well I went there without any expectation and because of the only fact that my friend went there after marriage. But when my train arrived and to my delight it was raining. My delight didn't end here. The place is absolute beauty with its greenery. 

 Farmer ploughing his field

The major part of farming include vineyard that gave me a thrill of going to Sula for wine tasting.

Vineyards


But to my disappointment when we reached there they are closed with wine tasting. So I added this in my wish list (Wine Tasting - Sula). But this disappointment didn't stop me from tasting the beauty of Sula Vineyards. 

Beauty of Sula Vineyards

The love at first sight with the place had already taken place. And now only the longing and that itchy feeling... When I can go back? Next time I'll stay there for at least 2 days is the promise I'd already done to the place.

Sula Vineyards

  
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Agra - The Taj City

Few days back I was in a frustration that I don't go anywhere on a trip to see new things, to eat new cuisine and be in an entirely new place. Then I decided to write a blog and jot down the outings or trips I did in last 3 years.

So far I'd written 2 articles and I am surprised when I opened my ignored photography folders that I had done decent number of trips (about which I'll write gradually) and this no doubt lowered the certain amount of frustration.. 

Agra is not far from Delhi. Easily a one day trip can be planned. In fact the time is lessened when few year ago they opened Yamuna Express Highway.


 Yamuna Express Highway


I went with a group of friends and finally we saw that white beauty. It is an exquisite architecture.



And we also went across the Yamuna River to catch a different look of Taj. I liked this view more or because of the sky I preferred this view, as after few minutes it started raining and we have to take shelter nearby. But it surely dramatized the sky and gave me a nice click.



And it rained all the way when we were going back.


Yamuna Express Highway - Toll Bridge

I am bit more happy today as I recalled one more trip though a short one, today..


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Monday, July 14, 2014

A walk to remember - Delhi Photo walks

Though I am a pakka Delhite, I never visited most of the places here.
It all happened in 2011, when my few friends visited Delhi. They asked me to tell places where they can go and I was blank except of some shopping place and few very famous historical places I knew nothing.
Then I decided, at least I must know the place I belong.

First place I visited was RED FORT.. And I am not lying yes I visited that famous place, the place from where our Prime Minister gives speech on Republic Day, one of the place when you say Delhi comes to mind, for 1st time.


Feroz Shah Kotla


Mehrauli Archaeological Park


Tuglaqabad Fort


Jama Masjid


Old Fort


Khairul Manzil Masjid


Siri Fort Museum


Deer Park - Hauz Khas (I always loved this place and can go any number of time) And before this exploration I did not even know that this place existed)


Qutub Minar (The only monument I visited before that too when I was Kid)


And Delhi has lot to offer and still a lot of part is unexplored by me.. And I am in a long break and don't know when will I start the further exploration, though I think this is it for now at least I know Delhi decent enough to be a Guide for a friend.. :D

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Photography (Not a passion)

I love learning new things and be jack of all trades.



Interest in photography arise when I went to Andamans in 2008 and from then this interest graph went up and down (well right now its down).




  
I got busy in looking for job and after that doing job.. But again after few years; I guess 2010 my interest jumped back again and I started clicking random pictures. I thought of joining photography classes which eventually I did. I took classes fom Delhi Photography Club and my weapon was my small Point & Shoot camera Sony DSCW80.







In the excitement of this new found interest I attended many photo walks which again are the topics of writing another blog. And also almost emptied my bank account for buying a DSLR camera.


  


So lets see when this interest pounce on me again... :) 


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