One Friday afternoon while we were casually strolling around King Cross area we came across this amazing boat crossing across the Regent Canal which was at two levels. There were boats parked on both sides of a Canal gate which was at two different levels. While we were wondering how this was supposed to work … Continue reading Boat crossing at St. Pancras Lock, Two levels at Regent Canal, London
The ride to north of Israel to Nazareth, Sea of Galilee and Jordan River was full of sites referred to in the Old and New Testament of the Bible. Our tour guide from the Tourist Israel company was Dan Porguse who regaled us with stories of the area. Both sides of the road was dotted … Continue reading Nazareth, Sea of Galilee. Jordan River, Dead Sea: The Magic Continues
The Holy Land is a fusion of cultures. It is the land where three religions of the world were born, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. It has always amazed me that these three religions have a common history as recorded in the Old Testament, originate from the same land, the western end of Asia. I could … Continue reading The Magical Holy Land: A Fusion of Cultures
In all these years of being an NRK (Non-resident Keralite) and visiting many times a year, we had never been to Munnar. Munnar is a little hill town, 5000 ft above sea level in the district of Idukki, on the Eastern border of Kerala. The family of an old college friend owns and runs a … Continue reading In the Lap of Nature, God’s Own Country: Windermere, Munnar
l Manchester was known as the Textile Capital of the World. During the industrial revolution in early 19th Century much of the cotton processing was done in and around Manchester. Soon many other industries located in the city and Manchester became the major center of the industrial revolution in Britain. As conditions of the workers … Continue reading Manchester: More than textile
Ireland is a land of rugged natural beauty. Galway is located in the West of Ireland on the Bay of Galway. The land to the north west of Galway called the Connemara region and the land to the South of Galway called the Burren have very different geographic structure and is picturesque in it's own … Continue reading Ireland: The rugged landscape of the Burren
Ladakh is a ‘Cold Desert’, but the snow-capped high mountains ensure that there is a stream of water trickling down during part of the year. These form little rivulets, streams, rivers and lakes. We witnessed a confluence of streams, rivers and lakes in our week in Ladakh. As expressed in my blog post on “Soothing … Continue reading Ladakh: A Confluence of Rivers and Lakes
Ladakh is known as the Cold Desert. We understood the real meaning of this phrase on our week-long visit to Ladakh this summer. We had visited and seen the beauty of the White Desert, the Rann of Kutch, white salty marshy desert! And here we witnessed the rugged, natural beauty of Ladakh! There was hardly … Continue reading Snow Storm and Sand Storm: A Day in Ladakh
Here is a ‘scientific’ article that refers to the calming impact of being on a beach! This is something I have always experienced, but my word as an Economist would be less believable! This incredible feeling is now being termed the "blue space"! Being on a beach changes your brain so that it can reduce … Continue reading Soothing waterfront experiences, Ocean, River, Lake!
Jannat: Heaven on Earth is how Kashmir is known as. The world's most beautiful garden on the top of the World. HIndi Cinema shot on the Dal Lake in the 1960s an 1970s, Kashmir ki Kali. Heroine Sharmila Tagore the young beautiful Kashmiri woman, we recall from our childhood! So many decades spent in India … Continue reading Kashmir: Heaven on Earth: "Jannat: Yahee Hai Yahee Hai"
In Kolkata after more than a decade! My favourite city and my favourite spot, New Market! In spite of living in cities and watching the growth of the cities of Ahmedabad, Jaipur and Delhi over the years, I was taken aback by Kolkata's growth. Growth of population, crowds like I have not seen anywhere, not … Continue reading Oh Kolkata!