A man is never complete without a daughter in his life. He sees the world completely different and I just can’t put it into words, maybe some things are just meant for the heart to feel.
Post by @desivagabond. Source: The Spectacular Coral Island
Wishing all devotees a safe, blessed and blissful journey. Tomorrow, 30.12.2015 is the Makara Vilakku Mahotsavam.
Swami Saranam _/|\_
Source: Tears and a Prayer for France
Wishing all bloggers a Happy and prosperous D’wali. May this D’wali brings the ultimate love and happiness we all seek.
My halloween story….
Now, imagine yourself sitting by a bonfire in the long dark hours of night & listen to the spine chilling ghost stories I am narrating you….
My maternal grandfather was an employee of Forest Department. He spent most of his service life in the remote adivasi areas of Thane district. The native adivasi tribes of Thane district are firm believers of ghosts, evil spirits & black magic. Naturally almost all of my maternal family trust more or less in the existence of paranormal activity. Since my childhood I have heard many stories of haunted houses, woods & roads of Jawhar, Mokhada, Talasari etc. I myself don’t believe in ghosts but I still like to hear those old stories again & again in our family gatherings. But you will be surprised to know that the places I am telling here are not from the remote adivasi areas but they are from Pune, one of the biggest metro cities of India.
Shalgam or Turnip in English is a root vegetable commonly grown in northern parts of India. It is very popular in Ladakh and Punjab. Turnip root is very high in vitamin C, Calories with almost zero cholesterol. So, you can call it a superfood. There are many recipes of Shalgam (Turnip) in different parts of India. Here is one of the simplest recipes which can be cooked in a very short span of time.
South Asia has historically been a cultural melting pot of people of different ethnicities from many distant lands & cultures. This has made the foods & drinks of this sub-continent diverse in its truest sense. So, here is your guide for drinking around South Asia with some of the most exotic alcoholic drinks of the subcontinent.
Maheshwar is the legacy of Queen Ahilya Devi Holkar of Holkar Royal family. It was the first capital of Holkar royal family of Malwa. Maheshwar is believed to be an ancient town & it was inhabited even in 4th century. The Maratha Queen Ahilya Devi Holkar gave Maheshwar its bygone glory in 18th century. Ahilya Devi constructed many beautiful temples, ghats along the Narmada River.
I have been to Goa again & again. As the number of my trips increased, I started exploring the hidden Goa which is very rarely visited by the tourists. There are many hidden gems & many fascinating “Things to do” in this little state. So here is my off beat Goa guide.
I woke up to the sound of chirping of birds. When I glanced in the direction of our French windows, all glass panes were foggy.
Before hitting the bed I couldn’t resist a walk over to the balcony & looked in the direction of mysterious Chembra Peak in dark……….
As our flight to Kozhikode was scheduled to reach at 22.45 so we planned a night stay at Kozhikode. I decided to make the most of this opportunity. So the […]
Cabbage Thoran Kerala Style.
August 2014 was one of the best travel months of my life. I truly lived up to my name of ‘Desi Vagabond’.
Nepal was recently in news for one of the worst earthquakes in the history. Thousands of people died in this natural calamity. This earthquake paralysed the beautiful Himalayan nation […]
Tamilnadu is the southernmost state of India. With many pristine beaches, beautiful hill stations & legendary temples it is one of my most favorite states. The Western Ghats run along […]
Ramzan Eid which fell on a Saturday activated the travel mood of my family plus the on setting monsoon inspired us to take the benefit of planning a monsoon picnic. […]
Adalaj is a sleepy town on the outskirts of Gandhinagar. A stepwell known as Adalaj ni Vav has put up this place on tourism map. It’s an integral part of […]
Odisha on the eastern coast of India is famous for ‘Lord Jaganath Temple at Puri, Konark Sun Temple and serene Chilka Lake. It has 485 km of long coastline […]
Kerala is one of the most favourite Indian states of mine. It is rightly called as God’s own country due to its immense natural beauty, wild life, temples, beaches & […]
After having a sumptuous, lavish dinner at Bollywood themed restaurant Mirch Masala, we started discussing the options of next day’s sightseeing in Ahmedabad. As our flight was in the late […]
“The hidden gem called Rani Ni Vav” – As per Archaeological Survey of India, this beautiful monument was flooded & silted over the centuries by Saraswati River. It remained hidden underground until 1980s.This site was then excavated by ASI & restored to its past glory. In June 2014, it was included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Maheshwar is the legacy of Queen Ahilya Devi Holkar of Holkar Royal family. It was the first capital of Holkar royal family of Malwa. Maheshwar is believed to be an […]