Travel · United States

Tampa Downtown: Turn back in Time in Tampa Theatre

Ornate sculptures, elaborate ceiling panels and magnificent portraits – while one would normally associate this decor with historical monuments and palaces, these are actually some of the first things that catch your attention as you enter the doors of the iconic Tampa Theatre. Standing tall in the city’s bustling downtown for over 90 years, Tampa… Continue reading Tampa Downtown: Turn back in Time in Tampa Theatre

Miscellaneous · Travel

A volery of birds at Uppalapadu Bird Sanctuary, Guntur

It is often said that ‘too many disappointments are usually a sign of too many expectations’.  Just like for most things in life, this quote is totally applicable to travel too.  Many a time I have visited places with preset expectations and have come out utterly disappointed.  This is when you realize the importance of traveling… Continue reading A volery of birds at Uppalapadu Bird Sanctuary, Guntur

Travel · United States

4 museums to visit in and around Tampa for Floridian history, culture and nature

The land of sunshine, sand and sea, Florida in the United states has a rich history going back thousands of years.  Human presence in this south eastern tropical state dates back at least 10000 to 12000 years.  The state boasts of a rich fauna and flora and even today is synonymous with alligators, crocodiles and manatees… Continue reading 4 museums to visit in and around Tampa for Floridian history, culture and nature

Travel · United Kingdom

In harmony with heritage: City of Bath, United Kingdom

If you are a lover of heritage and cultural tourism, Bath, located nearly 100 miles from London, is a place you must have on your bucket list. Roman ruins, Georgian architecture, legacy and tradition are aplenty in this city situated in the valley of the river Avon. Declared a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1987,… Continue reading In harmony with heritage: City of Bath, United Kingdom

Travel · United States

The Revs Institute, Naples: a must visit for automobile aficionados

While Ferrari is synonymous with race cars, did you know that the Tipo 166 was the first Ferrari to win a major car race? Imagine standing next to the Mercedes 1923 Targa Florio, a unique masterpiece and one of only three that exist in the world today.  View the world’s most famous sports racing OSCA (Officine… Continue reading The Revs Institute, Naples: a must visit for automobile aficionados

Miscellaneous · Travel

Doll Power during Dussehra: of religious tradition and significance

One of the most important Hindu festivals, Dasara or Dussehra as it is also known, comes to an end today.   Observed during the holy 9-days or Navratri that typically falls in the months of either September or October, the festival is an ode to Goddess Durga.  She is the epitome of power and “Shakti” and worshipped… Continue reading Doll Power during Dussehra: of religious tradition and significance

Travel · United States

Hershey’s Chocolate World: a day of fun and “sweet” happiness

“More than any other food, chocolate delights and enchants… chocolate tantalizes and it comforts. Chocolate has soothed fretful children and welcomed tired travelers; mountain climbers have saved their last piece of chocolate to celebrate reaching new heights; suitors have given chocolate to show the depth of their devotion. Chocolate has been used as a stimulant, an… Continue reading Hershey’s Chocolate World: a day of fun and “sweet” happiness

Karnataka · Travel

Ageless beauties galore: Manjusha car museum, Dharmastala

Reaching Dharmasthala just as the temple gates closed for the afternoon break was a tad disappointing. Given the fact that it was a long weekend, the highways were crowded and it was a rather tiring drive. Hoards of pilgrims were already queuing up to obtain a darshan of Lord Manjunatha in the evening session at… Continue reading Ageless beauties galore: Manjusha car museum, Dharmastala

Travel · United States

Niagara Falls: mist, magic and magnificence personified

Derived from the Native American word that means “split in the flat land”, Niagara falls are arguably one of the most beautiful and popular water falls in the world.  Stunningly beautiful and breathtaking, no words can actually do justice to the magnificence of this natural wonder. Located at the international border between Canada and the… Continue reading Niagara Falls: mist, magic and magnificence personified

Travel · United States

Corning museum of glass: a display of sheer excellence, beauty and grace

While glass is an essential commodity that we use almost daily in our lives, it is something we take for granted and not much importance is attributed to the material though its utility is so high.  So, when you hear about a museum that is dedicated completely to the history, science and art of this… Continue reading Corning museum of glass: a display of sheer excellence, beauty and grace