Tuesday, September 1, 2009

A New Beginning

Its a new life here. New place, new office, new lifestyle with life partner, who's also new ;-). It makes me nostalgic some times. Leaving the old friends behind, settling down in a new city and when you adapt all these, you move on!!

I remember the initial years of my career. People used to much more affectionate and are still in touch. Moving on to new job one after another does not provide that leverage. Switching was not painful this time. Probably I myself don't get attached to that extent. Having meals alone, going to malls alone and doing everything by self were not the preferences few years back. But now, it hardly makes a difference. And I'm surprised to find more comfort in this new way of life.

I used to be very social. Still my old pals remember me as the most lively and active person in the group. But then, what has happened? Is it because that phase is over or is this just a phase which will get over or is the effect of marriage that I'm not left with enough time to accomodate everything?

Still, I'm happy to get new suprises everyday. Life is good. :)

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Explore, Discover, Capture Rajasthan

Rajasthan is the largest state of the India, located in the northwestern part of the country. Gifted with natural beauty, a great history, splendid forts & palaces, colourful festivals & fairs, lively culture, varied landscape and thick forests, Rajasthan will never disappoint you. Miraculous legends of bravery and romance still resonate from its equally astonishing architecture. The magic of Rajasthan is unequalled in the world for its heritage, culture, safaris, sand dunes and lush green forests with wildlife.

Mehrangarh Fort : Jodhpur
Mehrangarh Fort is one of the most imposing and largest forts not only in Jodhpur but in the whole India.Its construction is believed to have been completed by Raja Jeswant Singh in the second half of the 17th century.

Fort : Kuchaman City
A 1000 feet high hillock overlooks the Kuchaman city housing, the Kuchaman Fort (presently converted into a heritage hotel). The fort displays unique and highly creative collection of artwork ranging from imaginative structures to inlay work studded with precious stones, glass and even gold paint.

Step Wells : Bundi
The step wells are a trademark feature of Bundi. These step wells are of different shapes and are used to collect and store water. Bundi has a total of 50-odd very old wells and tanks.

Camel Safari in Osian Desert : Jodhpur
The major attraction for tourists visiting Osian is the naïve experience of Camel Safari, one of the spectacular and unique ways to experience Rajasthan.

Cattle Fair at Pushkar : Ajmer
Pushkar is renowned as a Pilgrimage center and is equally famous for its Cattle Fair. Various activities like Auctions, Sports, Musical encores, Markets takes place here making it a happening event.

Mount Abu
Guru Shikhar, Mount Abu’s highest mountain peak, is located at an altitude of about 1,722 meters above sea level in Mount Abu. An ancient temple dedicated to Guru Dattatreya, the incarnation of Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva.

Jaisalmer Fort
Jaisalmer Fort, the golden fortress constructed by the renowned Rajput ruler Jaisal in 1156, is located at the majestic Trikuta hills. It is also known as Sonar Kila.

Dargah Sharif : Ajmer
One of the most famous pilgrim center in Ajmeer, the Dargah Sharif, is the burial ground of the Sufi saint Khwaja Moin-Ud-Din Chist. This shrine is visited by millions of people every year and regarded as a holy place by devotees of all religion.

City Palace : Udaipur
City Palace, the largest Palace complex in the state of Rajasthan assumed to be built in 16th century, is a majestic white marble palace royally placed perfectly in a peak reflecting its beauty in the Pichola Lake.

City Palace : Jaipur
The palace is surrounded by a sky-scraping wall on all sides, which makes it puzzle to find out the main entrance of the palace.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Makar Sakranti : The Kite Festival

There are many religious reasons behind celebration of Makar Sakranti., Jan 14th. Sun is worshiped on this day. It is also said that the day on, effect of cold reduces measurably.

But I look at it from a different perspective. It is popular for flying kites. Enthusiasm gives energy to stand on roof for the whole day in sunlight looking at the sky and managing the position of your kite amongst others. This is the day when I see my complete neighborhood on their roofs and find it best to renew public relations :).

It was after seven years when I celebrated the festival in Jaipur. The occasion is still celebrated with the same zeal on the day with the difference that fest does not last for many days now. Probably because of change in interests and priorities, but that is quite obvious too.

If you want to enjoy the real kite fest, make a trip to Jaipur/Gujrat on Jan 14. You will remember it for ever.