Temple of the Emerald Buddha - Amazing Thailand

This series is based over my reflections upon visiting Thailand.

Shahjahanabad (Const 1648 CE)- The Legacy of Delhi Series (Vol 8)

'Shahjahanabad' is the eighth post in a series of 9 articles on the former capital cities which were built in the historical region of Delhi. Read on to know more..

Hill Fort of Kumbhalgarh, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Know more about this incredible World Heritage Site here..

The Immortal Kumbh Mela - Mahakumbha of 2013

Believed to be the largest congregation of mankind in the world, read my series of posts to know how it feels like to be amongst a magnitude of people

Guru Dongmar Lake, one of the highest in the world

Few destinations have the ability to change your life; Sikkim being one of them. Check out the series 'Sikim Soujourn' to find out why ?



Friday, May 30, 2014

Friday, May 23, 2014

Saturday, May 17, 2014

An Evening to Remember

Come Saturday the 17th and  Microsoft Devices and Indiblogger would come together yet again to organise an event 'The Nokia XL Indiblogger Meet' at The Oberoi Hotel, New Delhi. In certain terms a follow up event of Your Wish is My App - S2 this event would be a golden oppurtunity for bloggers to check out and perhaps suggest various innovative, thoughtful and useful apps which we could use in our daily lives to make it even more simple and enlighten their readers about.. 'Apptasting' to be precise.

Microsoft Devices continues to charge ahead in the search for even more innovative applications for Nokia handsets which could come extremely useful for all Nokia Users (like myself). Apps like 'Building or Destination Recogniser' and 'Face Recogniser' (you hold your Nokia Lumia mobile camera to the face of the person or in front of the building you need to recognise and the app will do the rest) are a result of these brain-storming but fabulous events..

Hosts for the Day - Vikas Khanna and Rajiv Makhni

Michelin starred Chef Vikas Khanna and Gadget Guru Rajiv Makhni would be coming together to host this event and along with all the other Indibloggers would make this event a magical one (technologically speaking).

I have written many articles about Indiblogger events but have, somehow or the other, always missed out on mentioning the in-house host from Indiblogger - Vineet Rajan. Come tomorrow and he will ensure that all the geeks, book bugs, and bespectacled writers (like myself turn into some sort of military personnel) and will be swinging our fists and yelling 'Hurrh' 'Hurrh' 'Hurrh' 'Hurrh' after him !! Very Subtle, ain't it Anoop ?!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Friday, May 9, 2014

Picture of the Week #82 - Kumbhalgarh Fort (15th Cent AD)

Picture © Rohan Anirudh Singh

Friday, May 2, 2014

Picture of the Week #81 - Interiors of the Hawa Mahal, Jaipur (Const 1799 AD)

Picture © Rohan Anirudh Singh

Save Our Tigers - Kids for Tigers Express Initiative

(This is the second article in my series on Save Our Tigers)

In my Previous Article I had mentioned the importance of spreading the message of wildlife (and tiger) conservation on the ground (especially amongst the people who live in the periphery of the National Parks). Aircel Save our Tigers Campaign and its partner Wildlife Conservation Trust have undertaken such an initiative called 'Kids for Tigers Express' where an effort is made to get in touch with the children living in the villages which are located right next to the Ranthambhore National Park.

Children participating in Kids for Tigers Express Educational Campaign

I had an oppurtunity to have a one-on-one chat with Mr Goverdhan who runs the Kids for Tigers Express program in the villages around Ranthambore.. He mentioned that over a period of time he has been able to educate and create a better understanding amongst the rural children's minds with respect to the importance of tigers in the ecosystem. 

Such efforts, said Mr Goverdhan, were bearing fruits as children would now call him up, the moment they spot a tiger which strayed out of the jungles instead of panicking. Goverdhan, in turn, rings up the forest department officials (who also know him very well, by now) and alerts them about the situation and thus prompt action is taken.

The Kids for Tigers Express

The Kids for Tigers Express bus has all the equipment necessary to educate the children about wildlife conservations and tigers (in particular) like a mobile library, projector for showing documentaries over tigers e.t.c. 

Equipments inside a Kids for Tigers Express

The benefit of running the Kids for Tigers Express bus has been that children have now, started to understand the reasons as to why the tiger are needed in the ecosystem, the position of tiger in the food chain, why do tigers come out into the cultivated fields (loss of habitat), why do tigers attack humans e.t.c. Addressing such doubts in the minds of children has ensured that children understand the situation the tigers are in today and not believe in rumours and hearsay vis a vis the tigers..

(This article of Save our Tigers series is dedicated to the 'late' Macchli - The Tigress. She was the pride of Ranthambhore.)