The new Tejas Karmali express promises to be a ‘state-of-the-art’ all AC chair car coach which does promise a smoke free and faster ride. Here are a few things you should know before you take a ride. Continue reading Tejas Karmali express: The new ride on Mumbai Goa route
This tiny little island nation is a powerhouse of fruits… both fruits of the land and of the sea. One of the favoured destination of many Indians, its a favourite during Diwali holidays. Check out some of the flavours we enjoyed during our trip. As the world is discovering the beaches of Sri Lanka over Goa … Continue reading Food from the island
Built in stone or in steel, bridges in Iran are much more than just structures joining two edges of landmass. I have visited such two of the most admired bridges, one from 1600 AD and the other built in 2014. Both built centuries apart carries the same thought, bring people together and building a community. … Continue reading Building bridges in Iran
Vank Cathedral is one of the many churches in Iran’s prosperous and very prominent Armenian Christian city of New Julfa The monument is a mix of many architectural styles and is a visual treat to all. Continue reading Frescoes in Gold and Persian Blue
The food on my plate in Iran was play of myriad colours and textures where sweet and sour both are appreciated equally. Flower petals are used extensively in cooking and fruit pulps are mixed in meat curries. Tea is better than water and smoking for everyone is allowed. Continue reading After kebabs and koftas…
As we travel to different countries across many continents, there’s one railway journey I always try to put in the itenary. UK, Egypt, Sri Lanka and recently Iran… we have travelled across many landscapes and sceneries but some remain etched in my mind.
Developed and run by the British in most of its colonies, this source of travel across various altitudes gave us a immense insight into land and its people as we passed by. Continue reading My Railroad Journeys
Persia, as we have read in our history books has influenced vastly the culture of Indian subcontinent. So my trip to Iran was an attempt to visit this impressive civilisation against all odds to discover the arts and its makers in their own land. Once we landed we figured that the fear or the threat to not enter this terrain was not from any external environment but it comes from within our soul. Here are a few facts that surprised and even amused us at times.
Continue reading IRAN: Uncovering the facts