Background Belgium has been  besieged by terror attacks. In fact just a few days back hardline Islamic terrorists attacked the airport in Brussels as well as a metro rail station close to the airport and exploded bombs. This was an attack by...

The Butterfly Park at Dubai

  As usual Dubai conjures up something special and the latest addition to the tourist landscape is the Butterfly park.  The park has just opened a few weeks back and is an absolute delight. As my American girl is here, I thought it a...

Dubai is known as the El Dorado of the East, the proverbial city of gold from mythology. A visit to the city as a tourist can be a rewarding experience as the city has myriad place of interest and recreation. In many ways Dubai, which is the...

  The United Arab Emirates is a swell place, that is both enchanting and magical. In fact it reminds me of the Tales in the Thousand and One nights. The UAE as is well known consists of 9 states that have joined together in a political union....

The Islamic world is in turmoil. If I were a Muslim, I would definitely be concerned at the state of ferment all around. Most of this ferment and churning is like chasing an imposible dream: a dream that died in 1253, almost 750 year back. But all...

Mussorie- The Queen Of Hills

The Queen of Hills Mussoorie is one of the most visited hill stations especially by north Indians and people from distant countries of the world round the year but the best season to visit is either summers or winters. However no one wants to...

Munnar Hill Station, popularly known as the ‘Kashmir of the South’, is a beautiful hill station and a perfect honeymoon destination in Kerala. Munnar is located on the Western Ghats, at an elevation ranging from 1500 meters to 2695 meters above...

The beautiful land of India, famous for its alluring tourist destinations, attracts millions of travellers from across the globe. There are thousands of marvelous attractions spread across the length and breadth of the country; and each one has a...

Amidst the beautiful and serene greenery with the snow clad mighty Himalayas as backdrop, lie the captivating hill stations of North Bengal and Sikkim.Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Kurseong and Gangtok are the major tourist spots for a peaceful and...

In this article, we will cover other provisions that have attained a degree of notoriety in recent times for their effect on suppressing online freedom of speech and expression but before we get down to such laws let us first shed some light on the...

Not there yet!

Well, I have shifted to Hyderabad and it is almost six months. This is my second visit to Hyderabad. I am not new to this place as I did my masters from Hyderabad Central University. But this time around I moved to Hyderabad for my job. I am still...

Kolkata - the city of joy !

Also known as the “City of Joy” and the “Cultural Hub of India”, Kolkata is amongst few cities in India to still retain its old world charm. Located along the banks of beautiful and serene river Ganga, Kolkata is the capital of Eastern state of...

 Guru Nanak the founder of the Sikh faith lived from 1469-1539. Most of the time of his life he spent in the Punjab (the area now under control of Pakistan). From 1498 onwards the Guru started his travels  which continued for about 15...

Guru Nanak Dev the founder of Sikhism spent most of his life in the Punjab. Except for his 4 long travels which took him to all places of the known world at that time from Mecca and Baghdad to Dacca and Ceylon, Nanak spent all his life in West...

As friends are aware I am in the UAE as executive head  of an American multinational . I stay at Al Bateen Marina, which is a string of flats facing a wharf. In the last 2 years I have built up a fair amount of friends, some of who are...

Friends, you are aware that I served in the Air Force and took premature retirement and am now abroad as the executive director of an American company. Yesterday, I was called for a a discussion on an official matter. After it was over my nominal...

I was aware that Pakistan had captured an intact Folland Gnat interceptor of the Indian Air Force in the 1965 war. This aircraft is displayed at the Karachi Air Museum of the Pakistan Air Force. This frankly is a matter of shame for all Indians....

Having achieved a Group Captains rank, I thought it a good idea to make a foray in the civil and corporate world.  One of my appointments was as the Project Director of the Tribal Welfare Project  run by the WHO, with head quarters in...

Backwaters are unique tourist attractions of Kerala. Cruising along the marvelous Kerala backwaters on a traditional house boat is one of the best ways to enjoy the beauty of nature and simplicity of life. They will take you through a magical world...

Abu Dhabi and Dubai are two places that are visited by millions of tourists every year. I have now been in Abu Dhabi for quite some time and the wonders of the place never seem to stop to enthrall me. Abu Dhabi has lovely game parks and resorts...

Powered by CjBlog