NOT PANICKED OVER PANDEMIC

When the news started coming from Whuan during Dec 2019 regarding a new virus, it was a third page news item for us. At the time nobody would have imagined that the new virus, it was named as COVID 19, would shatter the entire world. In fact, there were lot of memes and funny jokes in the social media spread faster than the virus itself. When the virus started spreading its wings to Europe the whole world turned their focus on this. Every country realized that the virus endanger the very existence of the human beings. The way it devastated … Continue reading NOT PANICKED OVER PANDEMIC

Finally the city of skyscrapers

After our visit to Niagara falls and Washington, we proceeded to the final leg of our tour, the dream city, the commercial capital of USA, New York. When we traveled from New Jersey to New York, we were stunned to see the beautiful sky line of New York city. Though I have seen this in so many Hollywood movies, yet to see in person is really awesome. New York City is the densely populated city in US. The icon synonymous with New York is none other than The Statue of Liberty. It was a gift from France to USA marking … Continue reading Finally the city of skyscrapers

Mesmerized by Niagara Falls!

After our Las Vegas visit we proceeded to Baffalo. Since there is no direct flight between Las Vegas to Buffalo, we took a flight to Charlotte and from there we took another flight to Baffalo. From Baffalo we proceeded to Niagara by road and reached Niagra around 3.30 pm. Our hotel was very near to the falls. It was drizzling and climate was so pleasant and we thought that it is the right time to see the falls. Our jaws dropped at the very sight of the falls. Wow it was absolutely stunning. I was not exactly sure what to … Continue reading Mesmerized by Niagara Falls!

Lost ourselves in Los Angels and Las Vegas

We undertook a road journey from Sanfrancisco to Hollywood capital Los Angels. This journey helped us to see USA’s amazing infrastructure. While on the bus, I felt that as if I am riding on rails. The journey was so smooth, we did not even got tired after seven hours of travel. We reached Los Angels in the evening. Spent few hours at Santa Monica beach before going to our hotel. The beach is located along Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica. I came to know that many hollywood movies were shot here on this beach. We enjoyed our time here. … Continue reading Lost ourselves in Los Angels and Las Vegas

A maiden trip to USA

We realized our dream of our maiden international trip to USA on 29 Aug 2019. We planned  a 12 days trip to visit to Sanfrancisco, Las Angels, Las Vegas, Buffalo, Washington & New York. Our first step was to go to US embassy at New Delhi for the VISA interview.  We went there with full of anxiety like school kids who face there first test in the school.  But to our surprise we found that the VISA issuing officer was so nice and  friendly, when he informed us that ‘your visa is approved’ we felt that as if we touched … Continue reading A maiden trip to USA

The day when India’s dream was shattered

Cricket is a passion for Indians. So undoubtedly I am a passionate cricket fan. When the World Cup schedule announced I got excited. I strongly believed that the present Indian team has the potential to win this edition of World Cup. When the tournament started I delighted over Indian team’s performance as it matched with my belief. They went on to beat three top teams and they finished at the top of the points table. Out of 8 matches they won 7 matches was really an incredible performance in the World Cup. Battle lines were drawn for the Semi Final … Continue reading The day when India’s dream was shattered

National Museum exhibits Hyderabad Nizam’s jewels

Though we visited many times the National Museum in New Delhi, this week we made a special visit only to see Nizam’s Jewels. Priceless royal jewels which once adorned some of the most powerful Hyderabad Nizams, bear testimony to the sheer grandeur of the Asaf Jahi dynasty rulers. Open in Delhi third time now, a public exhibition has displayed 173 dazzling pieces of jewellery, including one of the world’s biggest diamonds — the Jacob Dimond. “Jewels of India: The Nizam’s Jewellery Collection”, a temporary exhibition at the National Museum, has the Jacob (or Imperial) Diamond as its centerpiece, amid panels … Continue reading National Museum exhibits Hyderabad Nizam’s jewels

My Role Model

It is the era of nuclear families. The concept of joint family is fast disintegrating in India. I fear that the present generation may not know what is called ‘Joint Family’. Most of them treat their grand father either as a guest or an outsider. I am one among the privileged who have been born and brought up in joint family system and had an opportunity to interact with my grand father. My grand father was living in a small house just opposite our home, which we fondly call it as ‘Thatha Veedu” (Grand Father’s house). From my parents I … Continue reading My Role Model

Gujarat Diary – A Missing Passenger

On the day of our return from Veraval to Ahmedabad, we boarded the train at 9 pm. When we entered our coach no body was there. We kept our luggage and indulged in chatting. After few minutes one middle aged man entered in our coach. I said hello to him. He smiled at me and started to keep his things below the seat. We forget about his presence as we resumed our chatting . After few minutes a lot of passengers started coming to occupy the coach. As per schedule time train started. After half an hour or so we … Continue reading Gujarat Diary – A Missing Passenger

Gujarat Diary – Somnath Temple

The Somnath temple located in Prabhas Patan near Veraval coast of Gujarat, is believed to be the first among the twelve jyotirlinga shrines of Shiva.   It is an important pilgrimage and tourist spot of Gujarat. Reconstructed several times in the past after repeated destruction by several Muslim invaders and rulers and Portuguese. Standing on the coast of Arabian see , the temple look awesome. The moment we enter the temple a serene atmosphere enveloped us. We had a nice darshan of lord Shiva. I appreciate the temple administration for the facilities extended to the devotees and ensured that the … Continue reading Gujarat Diary – Somnath Temple