My article in Hindi on a national daily

Do you remember last year I went abroad in November sometime and was back in India around 20th December?
Well, before going out I had submitted an article to a Hindi national daily called Dainik Jagran.

The article was published early this month after much wait. My English work has been published many times but this was a first for me for a Hindi national daily!

I thought of sharing this with you before I forget. 🙂
Here is a small part from the article ज़मीन पर चाँद.

अरे ओ पंडितजी, ज़रा सुनिए तो सही! मैंने जोर से

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MTDC toilet at Lonar

MTDC toilet at Lonar
This is the state of the common toilet in MTDC resort at Lonar.
Does it look okay to you? Is there something missing?

MTDC Lonar

Such a clean and lovely toilet !

No water or flush tank, forget about the tissues, clean pot or floor.

Worst or best thing that is missing here is a door! When there is no door, you’d be a fool to expect a hook to hang your bag or scarf etc. Right ?

And man, I had to use it more than once! When you have to pee, you have to pee.

How … Read the rest

Year 2010 in travel

Warning: This is a colorful post. 🙂
Before I start writing about my recent trip of Philippines and Malaysia, I thought it better to recollect how was the year 2010 for me in terms of travel.
I think I will skip some of domestic travels since a few of them happened in a jiffy and I do not remember the details now. Also, I am not counting the local exploration of lesser known places of my town such as watching Flamingos at Sewri fort.

Flamingos enjoying their meals.

The year started with a trip to … Read the rest

Hiking tips to Lonar lake

Before reading this article, it is suggested that you go through these articles on how to reach there & where to stay and a photo feature for a better picture of the place.

Though I did not find it difficult, hiking to Lonar lake can be a daunting experience for some of us. The crater walls are steep and if you are living just a city life or are not very young, you might find it difficult to climb down or up, let alone doing a full round of the lake. Many people have returned back after trying to get … Read the rest

Visiting Lonar lake

I had always wanted to visit the Lonar crater in Maharashtra; it never failed to fascinate me through photos and whatever information I had. So when I got an opportunity to visit Aurangabad, I made a point to make a dash to this place as well. How I reached there or returned back, is another interesting adventurous story but this post is about Lonar lake.

Although Lonar lake is third largest meteorite crater in the world, there is no commercialization of the place. Travel information on the net regarding this place is very sparse and though people are … Read the rest

Panoramic view of Lonar lake

Read here how to reach Lonar lake, where to stay & best time to visit.
Read here for hiking tips to Lonar lake.

I had always wanted to visit the Lonar crater in Maharashtra; it never failed to fascinate me through photos.

And so, here I present these beautiful panoramic views of Lonar lake. For bigger photo and in higher resolution check here. You can also see more mesmerizing photos in my earlier post.

lonar lake panorama

Lonar lake from the rim of crater.

lonar lake panorama

Lonar lake from shore level.

Note:- 4 photographs are stitched together to create the first … Read the rest