Switzerland · Travel

Bern: In the footsteps of Albert Einstein

Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid – Albert Einstein Well, this is just one of the inspiring quotes from the renowned physicist Albert Einstein.  And if you are wondering what inspired the legendary… Continue reading Bern: In the footsteps of Albert Einstein

Reviews · Travel

Abor Country River camp, Pasighat: nature at your doorstep

If you are game for a ‘date’ with wilderness and look forward to spending a few days literally in the lap of nature, Abor Country River camp in Pasighat must be on your list.  Located in the fascinating state of Arunachal Pradesh and just under 300 km from Itangar, Abor Country River camp is a unique offering… Continue reading Abor Country River camp, Pasighat: nature at your doorstep

Switzerland · Travel

Distinctively Bern: Things to see and do in the capital city of Switzerland

A unique medieval look, cobbled streets, clock towers and multiple fountains are just some of things that you first notice as you take a walk along the streets of Bern, the capital of Switzerland.  Built originally on a hilly peninsula around the river Aare, the city dates back to the 12th century but was destroyed… Continue reading Distinctively Bern: Things to see and do in the capital city of Switzerland

Miscellaneous · Travel

Photo essay: Water festival aka ‘Sangken’ celebrations in Itanagar, Arunchal Pradesh

One of the important festivals celebrated by the Theravada Buddhist Community is the annual Sangken festival celebrated during the month of April each year. It is followed mainly by the people of the Khampti, Singpho and Tai Khamyang tribes during an auspicious time band lasting 52 hours over three days. The Lunar New Year begins… Continue reading Photo essay: Water festival aka ‘Sangken’ celebrations in Itanagar, Arunchal Pradesh

Switzerland · Travel

Stein am Rhein: a perfect day trip from Zurich

Charming little quaint towns nestled by the lake surely form for a picturesque scene.  And when this scene is from the bewitching country of Switzerland, you are definitely in for a visual treat.  When in the country of the Swiss, a visit to small towns with gorgeous lake fronts, perfectly manicured street gardens, heritage monuments… Continue reading Stein am Rhein: a perfect day trip from Zurich

Karnataka · Travel

Corporation Bank Heritage Museum (Coin Museum) – Udupi: a numismatists’ delight

Did you know that when all digits on the serial number of a currency note are the same (like ‘555555’ or ‘777777’) it is a type of fancy note? Or if there is a pointed star under the year of a coin, it has been manufactured in the Hyderabad mint? Well, it is unlikely that… Continue reading Corporation Bank Heritage Museum (Coin Museum) – Udupi: a numismatists’ delight

Switzerland · Travel

Zurich, Switzerland: on an offbeat trail

Nestled on the shore of its tranquil eponymous lake where it meets river Limmat, Zurich is a city that dons many hats.  Founded by the Romans as early as 15 BC, the town’s historic centre or Altstadt is a kaleidoscope of historic buildings, churches with tall steeples and majestic clock faces, boutique stores and restaurants. … Continue reading Zurich, Switzerland: on an offbeat trail

Switzerland · Travel

Photoessay: Day trip – Lucerne, Switzerland

One of the most beautiful and visited cities of Switzerland, Lucerne is known for its eclectic Altstadt (old town), tranquil lake, panoramic bridges and its view of the utterly beautiful snow capped mountains.  Located in the central part of the country, it is often considered as an ideal gateway to the mountains of Rigi, Pilatus… Continue reading Photoessay: Day trip – Lucerne, Switzerland

Switzerland · Travel

Tram Museum, Zurich: On a tram journey through time

Voted several times as one of the most liveable cities in the world, Zurich is a bustling metropolis and the largest city of Switzerland.  One of the reasons the city earns this title is its efficient transport system.  Commuting within the city is quite a breeze with its wide network of buses, trains and of… Continue reading Tram Museum, Zurich: On a tram journey through time

Tamil Nadu · Travel

Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Museum, Madurai

On the occasion of Martyrs’ Day (Shaheed Diwas) also known as Sarvodaya day, celebrated each year on 30-Jan, here is a look at the Gandhi Memorial museum in Madurai. The date marks the death anniversary of the Father of our nation, Mahatma Gandhi. The temple town of Madurai in southern India is famous for more… Continue reading Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Museum, Madurai