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Rajasthan Travel Diary - From Dawn to Dusk Life Rhymes In Colors, Culture, Carvings, and Curiosity

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For blind, the sun is the only visible cosmic element in #Rajasthan. The beauty beholder embraces the hues, the energy, the enthusiasm, and the liveliness of Marwadis. Location: Bikaner The nuance that sculptures, carvings, and artistic sense the architectures of Rajasthan add to the idea of India is mesmerizing and inspiring.  Location: Jodhpur Call it a desert, but it's more vivacious and colorful than the breathing graveyards. The palaces, the Havelis, the kothis and their texture, design, carvings, and razor sharp cleft - all magnetizes beyond one understanding. Location Jaisalmer The land of sands has flamboyance in every particle that adds essence to the social fabrics and composition to be resided as it's core. Location: Barmer Happily self-contradictory Rajasthan is quite quintessential with fortified towns, majestic forts, and lakes in desert. Location: Udaipur Quite ironically, Hawa Mahal was built not let the fresh breeze in but to stop

SLOW - Evolution to Extinction

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My recent visit to Agra Fort unearthed a mystery. Inadvertently, my brain was the spherical journey witnessing the unimaginable.  Were Mughal emperors accustomed to air conditioned rooms in their palace during summers? Air conditioning? In Mughal Era? Don't be surprised if my answer is as unimaginable as architecture in the Agra Fort. Mughals, through architectural enhancement, developed a mechanism that used to bring only cool air to their bedrooms. Strange? Maybe. What makes me choose this very picture as the “Spotlight of the Week” (SLOW), was the incredible era of art. Those minute detailing, those handmade carvings are the real essence of true craftsmanship. Talking about architectural excellence, Mughal Architecture mesmerizes you beyond imagination despite the fact that the whole architecture was built manually, and we, despite living in a technologically advanced era, are way too far from such excellence. Traveling has made me unleash such phenomenal architect

Mystical Yet Not Strange: My Walk Around In Agra

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Overdue but An Unplanned Agra Trip The dullness was evident as soon as I entered the home from my guitar class. Enthusiasm, without which, I can’t live, was missing around as neither mom nor bro were excited. I even asked myself a question, “what they should feel excited for?” I did not know but the reason was in the making. We three were expecting dad and clock was walking away irritating me as dad hasn't arrived yet. Went of the doorbell, and I jumped to open the door with excitement. Actually, I was expecting a smiling face of the dad. Instead, it was all exhaustion that embraced me. The calmness that followed absorbed all my excitement. The reason, which was in the making 15 minutes back hit the road block. Banged the doors of the refrigerator, sipped water from the bottle with my brain and heart constantly having a conversation about adding some colors of the unknown land this weekend. Impulsively pushed the door to the room in excitement, “Dad can we…..” within t

Luminosity of Lucknow

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"Find Me Detour - The City Is Getting Freezed As It Feels Chilly Breeze" November Winds Flowing With Full Fulcrum To Jam The Streets to Built The Heat Location: Lohia Park Flyover, Lucknow Hazy sightedness, Lazy functionality, yet accelerated speeds. Location: Lohia Park Crossroads, Lucknow Fly Me High, While As Commuters Rushes To Their Bodes. Location: Women Power Crossroads, Lucknow Roadside Smoke Puffs, Tightened Arms, and Warm Words About Chilly Weather. Location: Sheroes Cafe Two Souls, One Ride, One Destination - Warmth to be nurtured in a chilly night. Location: Fun Republic Mall, Lucknow Walk the Warm Talks Amid Shivering Wind and Mild Splashes in the Gorgeous Backdrop Location: Marine Drive, Lucknow Slow Paced Lucknow- Goes into the "Sleeping Mode", Really? Location: Polytechnic Crossroad, Lucknow Tradition, Restraints, or Circumstances! The decision's on you. Location: Behind Wa

Travel Photography Hacks For A Solo Girl Traveler

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“Hey Dad, can we travel somewhere, it's been days?” “No”, answered the father. The ‘could be solo girl traveler’ spent her vacations going to her friend's place, visiting nagging relatives, and sleeping at home. “Hey, any plans for the vacation?” “No yaar I am broke!”, “Neh bro, not this time, parents won’t agree!” and several other blah-blahs. Kiddin' me? Is it still for real that an Indian girl cannot travel solo? Does she need a company in her family or friends to travel and fulfill her wanderlust? Is it that hard to believe? *Phewww, stop Aanya; too many answerless questions.* No; but…..is that unimaginable? Well, the above conversations were the non-dramatic glimpse of the bygone days. The days when none or only a few girls enjoyed the privilege of traveling solo. However, today there is a Girl At The Window Seat in every 5th girl. I guess (Skeptically) all of you will understand that girls in India do travel solo, without the baggage of tagging a