Nagaland is an Indian state in the North East of India. It is a mountainous terrain covered with thick forests. It borders Burma and was the scene of a ferocious battle between the British Indian Army and the Japanese Imperial force in 1944....

 The more one stays in the United Arab Emeritus, the more it grows on the visitor. In particular Dubai has become a veritable El Dorado, the proverbial city of gold. Its hard to imagine that this mega city was just a fishing village at the...

Dubai is known as the El Dorado of the East.It's  hard to imagine that just 6 decades back it was a barren piece of land filled with sand dunes. In fact, Dubai right up to the thirties and forties was just a fishing village. The discovery of...

As a bachelor I was posted to Artillery Centre at Nashik Road. I was part of the Air Force element of the helicopter units attached to the Artillery Centre. The Artillery centre in Nashik Road is over a 125 years old and was setup by the British...

Abu Dhabi is a place of wonders.Only 7 decades back it was just a little more than a fishing village, but the discovery of oil changed all that and within 5 decades the UAE is among the richest places on this planet. This entire area was a colony...

India is a vast country and its wonders never cease to fasinate me. I am one of the lucky few who has spent time in the Tamil Nadu forests of Siruvani and Top slip and also visited the exotic jungles of Assam and the North East. When I was posted...

At one time Russia rivaled the USA as a global power, but then came Gorbochov and we all know that Russia broke up into 18 states. This was also the end of the Russian dream for parity with USA, as the population was reduced by half and so was the...

The Christian faith is one that I studied a lot as I had my schooling in a missionary school. We had regular classes of 'Moral Science' which was an euphuism for teaching the gospel. Christianity lays great stress on preaching the gospel and...

Dubai is one of the great tourist and financial centers of the world. not many may be aware that Dubai airport is the second busiest airport in the world after  JF Kennedy airport of New York. Last year Dubai handled 61 million passengers. The...

Riding a bike in the hills is a matter of great pleasure. It is also an adventure, to be relished long after it has past.  Riding a bike in the Eastern Himalayas  is a test of your driving skill and I will now relate my riding trips up...

The United Arab Emirates is a union of 9 Sheikhdoms to form a single state. One of the member states is Dubai which is presently ruled by the Maktoum family. The present ruler is His highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid. The UAE follows a watered...

Till the sixties of the last century Abu Dhabi was a barren piece of land on the edge of the great Arabian Desert. The discovery of oil changed all that and now Abu Dhabi is one of the countries in the world with the highest per capita income. This...

As the Executive director in charge of infrastructure of a large American company in the UAE and covering the Southern Middle East and Kabul, I have been privileged to visit some places where many others cannot go. One of these places which I...

India is home to the tallest mountain range in the world, the Himalayas.  in the lower reaches of these mighty mountains are a string of hill stations. These were all created by the British for their own comfort, but now are a source of great...

Char dham means four abodes of Hindu deities. Char in Hindi means four and dham means home. Char dham yatra is a religious tour carried out by Hindus. It is highly sacred to them. They believe that this yatra help them to wash away their past sins....

How Safe Is Kashmir

Beauty of Kashmir is breathtaking and thus this valley is rightly described as paradise on earth. Carpets of saffron resembling lotus petals are spread as far as eye can see. Magnificent sweeps of forested hills is magnified with long stretching...

Alang- Small Town of Gujarat

Located in culturally important Bhavnagar district of Gujarat, Alang today is known worldwide for ship dismantling. It is world's largest ship dismantling yard. Almost half of world's ships sail here for disposal. Gujarat itself is favorite among...

Tamil Nadu is an ideal destination to become very religious, and to worship God in a very peaceful atmosphere.  Better still, it does not take a huge amount of money to visit various temples, and with a little bit of planning, it is indeed...

Kashmir (Heaven on Earth)

There is a famous old saying "Gar firdaus, ruhe zamin ast, hamin asto, hamin asto, hamin ast." meaning  " If there is ever a heaven on earth, it's here, it's here , it's here" said the Mughal Emperor Jahangir in the seventeenth century.Since...

Thrills of of a township life

Irrespective of where we live, we are all social animals.  We long to have long lasting relationship with others and are always wondering how to keep and maintain such relationships.  In families that are used to living in different...

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