Tuesday, September 23, 2014

A Quickie on What’s Happening in India

Am not sure about what happens in other countries but going through the news over here is quite an adventure. It’s always filled with outrageous accusations, out of this world incidents and some just plain funny. Here is a quick rundown of what’s happening in India.  


A PETA activist suggested a Vegetarian Eid in Bhopal India and she got attacked by Islamist extremists.

The recent tragic flood in Jammu and Kashmir became a battle ground, a blame game for different political parties, with all the parties attacking the other parties instead of focusing on how to handle the situation! Thank God, the brave Indian Army went all the way and beyond in helping those in distress.

A TV news reader had to be suspended because she pronounced Xi Jinping, the President of China as Eleven Jingin because she thought ‘Xi’ was something like a roman number. While the Indian government was in talk with the Chinese President on how to improve trade between the two countries, Chinese troops and some civilian intruded into India in Ladakh.

I really hope the flood disaster in Assam right now won’t become another battle ground for our political parties.

The whole of India is going nuts over Deepika Padukone’s cleavage article from Times of India.

The History channel is becoming less history and more whatever is in right now. Right now I can’t even think of any show that focuses on history, plus their shows on aliens keeps getting funnier and funnier.

In the ongoing Asian Games in Incheon, the Indian women football team won Maldives by 15 – 0. Why can’t the Indian men team achieve something like this?

It seems the most googled thing in South India right now is pictures of Sunny Leone’s navel.



Tuesday, April 22, 2014

A Photo Tour of Goa

A state, which’s culture, is over shadowed by its former colonial ruler which is strongly evident in the cuisine, language, the architecture and the social life. A state that does not give a damn about the conservative lifestyle of the rest of the country, Goa is everything that is not India but one can still experience the whole country in this tiny paradise. 



If the Caribbean’s and Mumbai had a baby together, it would be Goa. Goa has the gorgeous sun kissed beaches, the laid-back lifestyle, delicious tropical drinks and the outrageous parties yet the locals are always in a hurry, you will hardly find anyone idling around, everyone will be busy with their own business.



Goa is a very small state compare to other India cities and it can be easily explore with a motorbike. Scooters and motorbikes rental offices are dotted all over and most hotels offer this service. A bike rental normally cost around Rs. 300/day but if you are renting for a longer period try to bargain it to Rs. 100/day.




Panaji, Margao and Vasco da Gama are some of the biggest cities/towns in Goa and like any other tourist destinations, these places are crowded and hotels are very expensive.



Goans are generally very friendly but this might change in the bigger towns/cities. If you want to experience the real Goan culture, traditions and hospitality, try staying in a village like Cortalim, Goa Velha, Assolna or Shiroda.










Check out Arambo, Aswem and Morjim beaches for any kind of water sports, including kite surfing, paragliding and jet skiing






One of my top ten reasons why I love Goa is: Surprisingly for such a popular tourist spot, alcohol is very cheap in Goa. Compare to other Indian cities it’s cheaper by almost half.



Feni is the local drink of Goa and personally I won’t recommend but if you want to give it a try, go ahead. The taste is super strong and it contains 42% alcohol.




Thursday, February 27, 2014

Crotch Of Steel - The Video ( WARNING!! EXPLICIT CONTENT)

A short video made by me and some friends showing how much pain can a human body endure in one of the most sensitive parts of the body.


GUYS PLEASE DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME. YOU MAY HURT YOUR BALLS





video

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Random Photos of India - WARNING: CONTENT GRAPHIC PHOTOS

Stuck in my 9 hours a day, 5 days a week job; I can’t stop browsing the pictures I proudly possess from the little travelling I have done over the few years. To me, the ultimate freedom lies in getting lost in a new city looking for that attraction mentioned in that blue travel guidebook that we all dearly hold on to but end up finding my real self, the smell and the sound of chaotic markets, the view after an eight hours hike, the joy in scoring a hotel room at a price much lower than the rates mentioned in that blue travel guide, all the people we meet and the stories they have to share, later bumping into them after a week in the most unexpected place, showers replaced by deo spray, the freedom of carrying our whole world in a backpack, to me that is freedom.

This post is dedicated to all those bitten by the travel bug yet stuck in a 9 hours a day, 5 days a week job.

WARNING: CONTENT GRAPHIC PHOTOS BUT NO NUDITY. FAINT-HEARTED MIGHT FIND SOME OF THE IMAGES DISGUSTING AND DISTURBING.


Kids posing for a picture in Himachal Pradesh

A pup checking out hikers in Uttarakhand


Tribals hunting monkeys for their flesh in the border area of Nagaland and Burma

Menu of a Restaurant in the India- Burma Border. Check out the Item 2 in the menu. 



Somewhere near Nagaland and Manipur, India

Tea with a View in Himachal Pradesh

The funniest name for a juice


Kids with their horns up in Rishikesh


In a busy street in New Delhi

Monday, January 27, 2014

The Untouched Bainital

Words are not enough to describe the view of the rolling green hills dotted with multi colored flowers and random sheep gazing that climb up to join the magnificent snow topped Himalaya Mountain Range from Bainital. 


View of Simli


View on the way to Bainital



Locals chilling and enjoying the warm sun


A seamlessly serene haven without even a pinch of the noise and the chaos of the big city, though it’s just some 15 hours away from the ever chaotic New Delhi, Bainital is among one of India’s best kept secrets. As I ride my behind off in the bumpy roads up to Bainital, falling in love with the simplicity of the people and the place, it made me realize more, how much we as a civilization with a hunger for modernity can change an entire geography and just how long can this untamed, untouched beauty of Bainital can escape the brutal hands of the tourism industry.


View of the Snow capped Himalayas 


My Ride to Bainital. The View was worth the sore ass



The Locals and their Laid-back life! Ohh! How I envy their life!


Endless open space yet not a single soul except the occasional bleating of sheep in the far distance, it’s a wonder how we live cramped in such small spaces in the city where there is so much open space right here.


View from Bainital







The perfect example of laidback




Firewoods for the chilly nights


Some Facts:

  • Bainital is located around an hour from simli
  • The settlement has only four houses
  • The Settlement brags a 98% literacy
  • Though remote and secluded yet Bainital is well connected by Tata sky, mobile phone networks.
  • Yes there is no settlement beyond Bainital
  • Unfortunately there is no hotels or any accommodation available, the nearest place to find a hotel is  Karanpryag, located around an hour from Simli and around two hours from here.