Sultanate of Oman – A Flashback

Certain cities/countries grow into you and for me it is Oman…the land of golden sands, wadis and for adventures unknown. 18 years is a long time to forget and move on but it seems only yesterday we were readying for the epic flight to Muscat, the capital of Sultanate of Oman. (1995 -2000) Nizwa….a rooftop view…

Pune Journal…..Lights…..

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: “Light signifies the spiritual illumination brought about by truth, knowledge, love and peace. Light is synonymous with life”. What better way to celebrate ‘illumination’ than Diwali, the festival of Lights when homes and commercial properties are lighted up to welcome love and prosperity. Diwali lights in our new home in Pune. I…

Pune Journal……Traffic Woes and Festivals

How does one deal with arrogant two-wheel drivers…..ignore them or honk them out of way. We tried both but to no success. They are immune to any noise even without helmets…. as this father, with his teen daughter riding pillion, in middle of road. There was no reaction to constant honking, anywhere else it would…

PUNE JOURNAL……OF SOCIETIES AND PANDALS

Pune is my adopted city as Delhi was…the difference is that I am tied to Delhi with an umbilical cord, my mother was a true-blue Delhi –ite while Pune is a choice. The first time I visited Pune, in 1971 from our Mumbai visit, I fell in love with its wide tree-lined avenues, presence of…