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The perfect vacation I always dreamed of

Perfect Vacation. Really, can we have an obstacle-free vacation? Doesn’t problems make the Vacation spicy? After all, what fun would it be to have such a plain and boring vacation without messing up something? Everybody has their own definition of perfectness. Me too 🙂 I cannot live without Vacation. That’s true! I need breaks. My brain needs fresh oxygen, eyes need space to gaze and ears need soothing sounds of nature. And vacation is the valve which eases the pressure.  This is as necessary as eating a food and workout. How wonderful it is to imagine yourself in the narrow alleys of a historic city or in the wilderness of the mountains. I like being lost in the imagination sitting on my desk. It gives me the much-needed break and strength to continue my work 🙂 My vacation starts much before I start the travel. Planning the itinerary My leaves are precious and I don’t want to mess up things. I just sit down and plan sincerely. I am talking here about a bird who gets 10 days …

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Using technology to restore faith in gods

What happened on 16 July 2013 in Uttarakhand are still fresh in our minds. Thousands of lives lost and millions of property perished. Destruction was the consequence of unchecked construction of hotels and houses next to river beds. Nature knows balancing itself. Unfortunately, the innocents suffered the most. But the question is did we handled the situation well ? No. People are scared of returning. They fear that they could have been one of the unidentified dead bodies. They could have been one of the families having no clue whether they should consider their parents dead or not. I know sitting at home and talking is easy than being present at the scene. But, Yes we could minimized the losses if we had an fair system monitoring the pilgrims and disaster management plan implemented. After analyzing how things went from bad to worst, broadly two things come into picture First point is that the government didnt had any information of the number of pilgrims on char dham yatra. Pilgrims were the biggest victims of the …

Diary from Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Tanot, Longewala and Jaipur travel – Part 3

Continuing from Part 2 from Jaisalmer. Following morning we were at Jaipur station. Album cover Jaipur in a day: We were late by complete 2 and half hours and reached at 7:30 AM at Jaipur station. According to the plan we were to search and place our stuffs in Dharamshala and roam around the city. Is se sasta aur achha aur kahan !! However, just as we came out of station an auto driver reached us and asked ‘kidhar jaaoge?’   We said ‘kisi saste aur ache Dharamshala me lekar chalo?. ‘Dharamshala me kya karoge ji, aap ko 500 me acha hotel aur 700 me Indica karwa deta hoon. Ek din me pura city ghuma dega?’   It was a jackpot for us. Our negotiation skills worked and we finaled the deal with Rs 300 for hotel room and Rs.500 for Indica car with driver. He was trapped 😉 Checked in the hotel.  Ran the tap water here was water.  We became emotional when we remembered the yellow water and breakfast in Jaisalmer and near border.  Driver’s …

Diary from Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Tanot, Longewala and Jaipur travel – Part 2

Following morning we were at Gadisar lake, Jaisalmer A pleasant morning at Gadisar lake: Took rickshaw from Jaisalmer station for Rs10 each and as decided went to Gadisar Lake. Let the photos speak… Album cover HDR version of Gadisar lake – Jaisalmer Hungry fishes in Gadisar Lake – Jaisalmer Close up of a hungry fish Gadisar Lake scape Poser pic at Gadisar lake Parked boats at Gadisar Lake – Jaisalmer Colored windows at Gadisar Lake   Enjoying solitude Lines and shapes attracts us at Gadisar Lake – Jaisalmer Capturing local life at Gadisar Lake – Jaisalmer Art shop near Gadisar Lake – Jaisalmer Sadhu at Gadisar Lake – Jaisalmer Out of Handicappness: From there we went to Joshi German Bakery at Gopa Chowk, which is in the main city nearly 5 minutes by auto from Gadisar.  German bakery is quite popular among the foreigners there. But bakery items are only available from October to March. Had a nice breakfast and asked for Bike. I was planning for any Pulsar version. But he didn’t had any. …