An enchanting forest safari in the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve, India!

An enchanting forest safari in the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve, India!

“Zara jaldi chalo” (Please hurry up) we said to our driver as we couldn’t afford to miss the safari that was to begin at 3pm sharp. We were excited partly because…

Defending human dignity – An exhibition at the Red Cross Museum in Geneva, Switzerland

Defending human dignity – An exhibition at the Red Cross Museum in Geneva, Switzerland

The purpose of a museum or an exhibition is not about conveying information (which is a commodity in this information age) but invoking emotion from within, make a basis for reflection…

Beautiful paintings in the Louvre, Paris – world’s largest museum!

Beautiful paintings in the Louvre, Paris – world’s largest museum!

The Louvre is the world’s largest museum. It is located in the city of love, Paris, which is of course the capital of France! It has 35,000 objects on display…

Keukenhof – World’s largest flower garden in Lisse, Netherlands – A photo essay!

Keukenhof – World’s largest flower garden in Lisse, Netherlands – A photo essay!

Keukenhof is the world’s largest flower garden. Located in Lisse, Netherlands, it means “kitchen garden” in Dutch and is also known as the garden of Europe. This 32 hectare garden…

Stuttgart TV Tower – The world’s first TV tower built in concrete in Germany!

Stuttgart TV Tower – The world’s first TV tower built in concrete in Germany!

The Stuttgart TV tower (Fernsehturm Stuttgart) is the world’s first telecommunication tower built from reinforced concrete. The Berlin TV tower, the space needle in Seattle, USA and hundreds of other towers are…

Ten beautiful spots to spend a romantic day!

Ten beautiful spots to spend a romantic day!

Whenever I think about spending a romantic day with my better half, I imagine ourselves mostly in the lap of nature; hearing the waves splashing on the shore in a…

The Valley in Silicon Valley, California!

The Valley in Silicon Valley, California!

Information crisscrosses across the globe every quarter of a second; we crisscross real and virtual worlds with the tip of our fingers; the age of no unknown and the age…

Hanauma Bay in Oahu, Hawaii!

Hanauma Bay in Oahu, Hawaii!

Hanauma Bay in Oahu, Hawaii greets you with a dash of bright green and blue and sends gusty winds to give you company. And then when you see the boundless ocean, it…

The EPFL library in Lausanne, Switzerland – A revolutionary architecture!

The EPFL library in Lausanne, Switzerland – A revolutionary architecture!

Whenever mundane reality clogs my thoughts, invades the realm of the senses, shrinks me and shakes the tranquility of my mind, I gear up to travel to new places if time…

Christmas market in Strasbourg, France – the oldest and biggest in Europe!

Christmas market in Strasbourg, France – the oldest and biggest in Europe!

Whenever the calendar marks the start of December in a year, my mind and heart automatically switch to a festive mood. Twinkling lights all around, big Christmas trees and discounts…

A bouquet of beautiful sunsets!

A bouquet of beautiful sunsets!

I have a very simple prescription for an idyllic life; fill your life with some spectacular sunrises and serene sunsets. I have been following this for long. Sunsets never cease…

80 years of Pearl Harbor – A testimony of infamy!

80 years of Pearl Harbor – A testimony of infamy!

The incandescent Sunday morning of 7th December 1941 on the shores of O’ahu started like any other day but ended in despair. The morning stillness was broken by the roar…

A sea cave, a canoe and a thrill in Phang Nga Bay, Phuket, Thailand!

A sea cave, a canoe and a thrill in Phang Nga Bay, Phuket, Thailand!

When I explore different facets of nature I find myself exude nothing other than unalloyed joy. These experiences are unparalleled to any. Today I will write about one such experience…

Fall Foliage in Princeton University Campus

Fall Foliage in Princeton University Campus

It’s autumn now; days of misty mornings, soothing cold, refreshing and sporadic rains and shades of red, vermilion and gold leaves blowing in the wind. It feels dramatic. It reminds…

A coffee cup and a story in Thonon – A small French town!

A coffee cup and a story in Thonon – A small French town!

I often have a feeling that afternoon are meant to be lazy, and if it is late summer and it happens to be a Sunday and you are taking a…

Encounter with the tiger in Avalanche Forest, India!

Encounter with the tiger in Avalanche Forest, India!

Before I continue with the second part of the story of our honeymoon adventure, I would like to thank all my readers for your overwhelming response to this travel story. Every…

A honeymoon, a tiger and an adventure in Ooty, India!

A honeymoon, a tiger and an adventure in Ooty, India!

Seven years have passed since that day. As I sit writing the story, I can still see the tiger before me, his bloodshot eyes adding threat to an already insistent…

Death and Life – The famous painting by Gustav Klimt in Leopold Museum, Vienna, Austria

Death and Life – The famous painting by Gustav Klimt in Leopold Museum, Vienna, Austria

The epitome of truth is death. Our all anxieties, insecurities in life, desires, failures all come to a halt with death. We may philosophize or fantasize death, but there is…

A coffee cup and a story in Château-d’Oex, Switzerland

A coffee cup and a story in Château-d’Oex, Switzerland

When the Sun shines after a heavy snowfall, even an ordinary roof top or a barren piece of land  appears extraordinary. And when it happens in Switzerland, an extraordinary landscape…

A soliloquy of a mother!

A soliloquy of a mother!

When imagination comes true, reality becomes a surprise and eventually a celebration. Reality surprises me everyday. I was so used to imagining my baby sleeping beside me, cuddling each other, that now…

The Olympic flame in the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland.

The Olympic flame in the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland.

206 nations; 306 events in 28 sports; 11000 participants and one unique flame representing the spirit of all. You got it right. I am talking about the Olympics. Now, when…

A Coffee cup and a story in Santa Cruz California

A Coffee cup and a story in Santa Cruz California

These are the days of delight as well as dread. New country, new home, new paths and new ways of life are creating a layer of intrigue inside, yet craving…

A Coffee cup and a story in Gletsch, Switzerland!

A Coffee cup and a story in Gletsch, Switzerland!

On an afternoon in midsummer;                                                    …

Reflections on Blogging!

Reflections on Blogging!

Eight long years,                                                      …

A Rendezvous with Charlie Chaplin in Vevey, Switzerland

A Rendezvous with Charlie Chaplin in Vevey, Switzerland

Over the horizon, the floating white clouds were meeting yet shying away without touching. A relentless march of colors everywhere. Sweet fragrance filling the air. Sun shining warm and wind…

Cannes – A city in the French Riviera that rolls out the red carpet to glitz and glamour every year

Cannes – A city in the French Riviera that rolls out the red carpet to glitz and glamour every year

Moments were floating like a cloud in the mind, and when they bumped into the right cord, drizzling started, followed by a heavy shower. Slowly, silently and undeviatingly, I got…

Heroes Square in Budapest, Hungary – A world heritage site!

Heroes Square in Budapest, Hungary – A world heritage site!

I simply love walking through the squares of European cities. Architectures, sculptures, fountain, cafes, people, discussions, demonstrations, open shows, street performances, etc., are often part of such squares. A vibrant…

A mountain Christmas Village in Caux, Switzerland!

A mountain Christmas Village in Caux, Switzerland!

Festivals are interesting! We all celebrate our respective festivals every year. Perhaps most of us enjoy festivals with some set conventions and rules. I had seen in our culture, any…

Chirantana – Existence Forever!

Chirantana – Existence Forever!

This is a personal post for my readers who all love reading my blog. I am glad to announce the birth of our daughter, our first child, Chirantana on the 18th…

Conquering the darkness – Geneva Festival Fireworks in Switzerland!

Conquering the darkness – Geneva Festival Fireworks in Switzerland!

Imagine a still dark night, you, a candle and solitude! Did you realize the solitude too was melting along with the candle? Did you notice that when you were focussing…

“The Ultimate Driving Machine” – The BMW Museum in Munich, Germany!

“The Ultimate Driving Machine” – The BMW Museum in Munich, Germany!

The experience of visiting the BMW Museum in Munich, Germany was the first of its kind. Though later in my life, I got opportunities to experience the Mercedes-Benz Museum and the Geneva Motor show…

A night in glittering Las Vegas, USA – The Casino capital!

A night in glittering Las Vegas, USA – The Casino capital!

After spending an exciting night in Hualapai Ranch in Grand Canyon, we started for Las Vegas the next day afternoon. We reached Las Vegas by evening. After relaxing for a couple of…

The tragic road of death in Auschwitz, Poland !

The tragic road of death in Auschwitz, Poland !

As promised in my previous post, today I will try to gather some courage to write about the inexplicable journey of thousands of prisoners through the tragic road of death in…

The concentration camp in Auschwitz, Poland – A vast factory of murder!

The concentration camp in Auschwitz, Poland – A vast factory of murder!

8th May, 2015 marked the 70th anniversary of the end of world war II. 70 years have passed, but the word “war” is omnipresent. Now, we have more technically advanced…

The tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte – A winner of many battles in Paris, France!

The tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte – A winner of many battles in Paris, France!

Business magnets, actors, artists, doctors, engineers, scientists, common men, poor men, etc all receive a  gift of peace and silence from death! No partiality at all though our society has…

The imprints of time at “Wat Maha That” in Ayutthaya, Thailand!

The imprints of time at “Wat Maha That” in Ayutthaya, Thailand!

Time always has a profound influence on my thoughts which eventually proliferates through my writings. I feel, when time walks with us, everything blooms and when it leaves us, we…

The Library of Strahov Monastery in Prague, Czech Republic – One of the world’s most beautiful libraries!

The Library of Strahov Monastery in Prague, Czech Republic – One of the world’s most beautiful libraries!

It is time to say “Bye 2018” and embrace 2019 with new challenges, resolutions and dreams. I hope that we will reflect on the modern values of society- Liberty, Fraternity…

Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy!

Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy!

In the early morning of 25th December, we caught a train from Florence towards Pisa – a city famous for its leaning tower. Read More

Spirit Museum in Stockholm, Sweden! Cheers!

Spirit Museum in Stockholm, Sweden! Cheers!

Let me take you to a unique destination called Spirit Museum, in Stockholm. Cheers to everybody!!Read More

The Berlin Wall!

The Berlin Wall!

Today 9th November 2021 marks the 32nd anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall – which endured as the symbol of conflict between the Communist and non-Communist worlds for…

Villars-sur-Ollon – A beautiful Swiss village!

Villars-sur-Ollon – A beautiful Swiss village!

Villars-sur-Ollon, a beautiful Swiss village in the heart of the Vaud Alps is an easy day trip destination from Lausanne – a city on Lake Geneva and home to the…

The Broken Chair – A symbol of peace in Geneva, Switzerland!

The Broken Chair – A symbol of peace in Geneva, Switzerland!

When by chance our fingers come across fire, our reflex comes into play. We take off our fingers. I often wonder, why there is no such reflex for our conscience!!…

Einstein House in Bern, Switzerland!

Einstein House in Bern, Switzerland!

Be it the internet, our cell phones, TV, digital cameras or MRI body scanners and many such revolutionary things, we all owe it to Albert Einstein – the most influential scientist…

Camp Nou Stadium – The home of Football Club Barcelona!

Camp Nou Stadium – The home of Football Club Barcelona!

Welcome to a virtual tour of Camp Nou in Barcelona, the largest stadium in Europe with 96,336 seats, which belongs to FCB through my eyes. The fascinating stadium has it all…

Football Club Barcelona – More than a club!

Football Club Barcelona – More than a club!

I fondly remember my visit to the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona. It is not only the largest stadium in Europe but also belongs to Football Club Barcelona or in…

Santiago Bernabeu Stadium – The home of Real Madrid!

Santiago Bernabeu Stadium – The home of Real Madrid!

The Estadio Santiago Bernabeu is one of the world’s most famous and prestigious football venues, owned by the Real Madrid Club. Read More

The Real Madrid Club in Madrid, Spain!

The Real Madrid Club in Madrid, Spain!

Almost the whole world is enjoying a football bash now with the beginning of the 20th FIFA (The Federation Internationale de Football Association) World Cup! I am not a very big fan…

Solstice and Luminescence of Life

Solstice and Luminescence of Life

I started blogging on14th June, 2013 and am continuing so far. Today, when I look back, I feel good, happy and content. I never knew before that writing and expressing one’s…

An unusual love story between the sky and the cloud!

An unusual love story between the sky and the cloud!

Sun drenched mornings that bask in the golden sunshine, walking with the tweeting and chirping birds, adorned with a shimmering blue sky above, filled with fragrances from rose, jasmine, violet…

Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa in Louvre, Paris – The portrait with an enigmatic smile!

Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa in Louvre, Paris – The portrait with an enigmatic smile!

She has that kind of beauty which may give peace to our eyes, but not to our mind, I thought, while seeing Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, the most famous painting in…