Safarnama – Turkey – ISTANBUL

The famous Blue Mosque is seen in the background. Closed for visitors due to the renovation works inside the mosque. Took the pictures later of its interiors when I went to pray in it! Though it's exteriors are not blue, it is referred as the Blue Mosque because of blue tiles surrounding it's interior walls… Continue reading Safarnama – Turkey – ISTANBUL

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Safarnama – Greece

  The comfortable journey from the cradle of ancient Egypt to Greece the oldest civilization in Europe was two hours when we landed at Athens airport. Greece lies on the route via which farming spread from the East Africa to Europe and is home to the first advanced civilizations in Europe and is considered the birthplace… Continue reading Safarnama – Greece

Safarnama – Nile Cruise

The one and half hour flight from Cairo to Aswan was fairly pleasant in the vintage aircraft; the tour operator had insisted that I travel in business class as he had noticed that the difference in price from the economy class was manageable. Aswan airport reminded me of our own one at Bakshi Ka Talab… Continue reading Safarnama – Nile Cruise

Safarnama – Cairo

The tall man at the Cairo airport exit held the placard with my name on it and as I approached him he folded his hands and said ‘namaste’. He introduced himself as Walid Mohammad and guided us to the waiting car where the driver too greeted us with namaste. Puzzled a bit I ventured to… Continue reading Safarnama – Cairo

Safarnama- Dubai

Most have stayed in Dubai, a popular city for various reasons and many would probably like to visit it. This was perhaps my third or fourth visit. the last one was a decade back; on this occasion we imposed ourselves on our very dear relatives and enjoyed their grateful hospitality! They kept us engaged throughout… Continue reading Safarnama- Dubai

Peter Principle and Governance

“Do a good job and you get promoted to a position with more authority and responsibility, but the consequences of bad decisions are much worse when a person makes a decision that is beyond their level of competence to comprehend and deal with.” Peter Principle This was my second outing on the Yamuna Expressway and… Continue reading Peter Principle and Governance

Who is Antisocial? Me or the Media?

Let us endeavour to understand the meaning of Antisocial: The dictionary states: Averse to the society of others. Hostile or harmful to organized society; especially :being or marked by behavior deviating sharply from the social norm A post from the Facebook puts it across very succinctly: Yes of course, the smiling  icon from the facebook… Continue reading Who is Antisocial? Me or the Media?