Chinese Lantern Festival – VisitNC-2
               As I walk through the magical Chinese Gate and into the gallery of the bright red lanterns, my holiday triggered...
Exploring Angkor Wat
  My trip to Brihadeeshwara temple or the Big temple at Tanjore in Tamilnadu, India made me wonder about Angkor Wat, the biggest Hindu...
Kanchi – City of Temples
         Kanchipuram or Kanchi in Tamilnadu, India – one of the major centers of education in ancient India and the capital city...
Exploring Mayan Civilization
While my primary fascination is with the temple architectures of India and SE Asia,  Mayan civilization and its sophistication always...
Great Living Chola Temples – Dharasuram
Part 2 – Dharasuram – Airavateeswarar Temple My quest to see all the 3 great living Chola temples led me to my second stop at...
Photoessay of Vietnam
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Exploring Costa Rica & Nicaragua
  For many couples from India, making a trip to offbeat places is an alien concept and that is what made it exciting when we planned...
Aruba
Aruba is a Dutch Territory located on the outside fringes of the Hurricane belt in Caribbean sea, making it a perfect island/beach getaway...
Photoessay of Meghalaya
                           
London in a Day
London evokes mixed feelings within me. On one side, it is endowed with so much of history and architecture. But on another side, even the...
Exploring Meghalaya – Part 1 – The...
                Meghalaya, the name itself brings forth picture postcard images of  lush mountain valleys, gushing rivers, roaring...
Why Drink Vodka?
With the holiday season kicking in, folks tend to eat and drink a lot to go with the holiday spirit. I would not advise not to drink to...
Exquisite sculpture of Kankala-Murthy
As the naked mendicant wanders all over the world with the Kapalam (skull) begging bowl in his left hand, atoning for his sin of slaying...
Fall Colors Around USA
With the upcoming fall season, this blog will be about the fall colors in different regions of USA I have visited. Fall season has a...
My Son – Indian legacy of Vietnam
    Indianized kingdoms, which flourished in the SE Asia centuries back, have left a lasting Hindu legacy in the present day...
Hogenakkal – Niagara of India – An...
       I have travelled to many countries and have been treated to some mind-boggling visuals, combination of white sands/bluish waters...
San Pedro, Belize
  San Pedro is not the 1980s island, which Madonna found  “La Isla Bonita” in her ‘True Blue” album of 1986. 30 years since,...
Kuldhara, village abandoned overnight
  Settled in 1291 AD,  Kuldhara in Rajasthan state of India was the largest of the 84 villages established by the Paliwal Brahmins....
ChungKing Mansions of Hong Kong
I was traveling to Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia from Chicago, USA in May of 2015 through Cathay Pacific and I felt the opportunity to explore...
16 Things to do in NewYork in Winter
Cold winters are here and people often stay indoors as they feel there is not much to do outside. Contrary to popular belief  winters are...