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…

Black Diamond in Copenhagen, Denmark!

Black Diamond in Copenhagen, Denmark!

One of the unique things of memory is, it comes back often. Sometimes it makes us happy, sometimes we become melancholic and often it inspires. My string of memories binds…

London Eye through my eyes!

London Eye through my eyes!

I love writing about the less known places that I had the opportunity to visit and often hesitate writing about well-known places since so much has been said and written…

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele – a shopping arcade in Milan, Italy!

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele – a shopping arcade in Milan, Italy!

I visited Milan – the city of fashion in Italy twice. Once during Christmas as a part of our Italy tour and once for a couple of hours (Milan was…

A journey with Jane Austen along the shores of Lake Geneva, Switzerland!

A journey with Jane Austen along the shores of Lake Geneva, Switzerland!

A solitary evening walk along the shores of Lake Geneva has become my favorite pastime with the advent of spring.Read More

Poble Espanyol – An architectural museum in Barcelona

Poble Espanyol – An architectural museum in Barcelona

Visiting a new city is always thrilling since we know we will find out busy roads, lots of traffic, people and big buildings, yet we always end up finding something…

Metros and Trains of Various cities in the World!

Metros and Trains of Various cities in the World!

Today I would like to start my blog post with an incident. It was the first day in my University (few years back). All the masters student were attending a…

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site (Germany)

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site (Germany)

One of my biggest weaknesses is travelling. It enriches me. On one hand, the wonderful nature in Norway,  Switzerland , France and Denmark etc instills me with peace, inspiring places like Nobel Museum in Stockholm , CERN Switzerland , The Neils Bohr…

The Library of Princeton University – A Paradise!

The Library of Princeton University – A Paradise!

Few more hours and 2017 will bid adieu to 2016. Time for new resolutions and new dreams. I believe one of the finest blessings of our existence is the ability…

Fisherman’s Wharf at San Francisco, California, USA

Fisherman’s Wharf at San Francisco, California, USA

Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco is full of life. Lovely smells of seafood all over the street, people from different parts of the world, different shops for various souvenirs, cute…

Testimony of Nature’s Patience – Grand Canyon in Arizona, USA

Testimony of Nature’s Patience – Grand Canyon in Arizona, USA

Not far from Las Vegas, Grand Canyon West Rim makes an ideal place for a short trip. You will get the opportunity to see the Grand Canyon from different perspectives.…

A new dawn in Hualapai Ranch in Grand Canyon, Arizona USA

A new dawn in Hualapai Ranch in Grand Canyon, Arizona USA

It was a new dawn–a new beginning–a new experience–a new realization–and now a young memory. The silent dawn became a solemn teacher, which inspired me to aspire even in the…

An exciting night in Hualapai Ranch in Grand Canyon, Arizona USA

An exciting night in Hualapai Ranch in Grand Canyon, Arizona USA

Recently I visited the Grand Canyon (West Rim) and spent a night at the Hualapai Ranch. Trapping the astonishing Grand Canyon in words is indeed a challenge and that’s why…