Monochrome Madness – Faith & Piety

  I hope that I am on time for Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness Week! Anyway, this one tops off the morning we spent driving around the Kurukshetra Region. I probably will not post everything that I saw, else it will be a season of posts on Kurukshetra! We do have some rather large temples in India, particularly in the Southern part of the country….

The Duster Trails 1 – And now, that’s an Angelic Smile!

Well, this dude has a great smile. I had gone to Kuruskshetra, using my Renault Duster for the first time. That’s the car you see on the ‘header’ of this blog. Shall I change the format of the blog, I wonder… Anyhow, Kurukshetra is about 3.5 hours from Delhi, by road. The highway is actually quite decent, and while this was a short, two…

Monochrome Madness – Death On The Highway

I was driving down the highway yesterday, when I saw this car on fire. As the crowds milled around, keeping a safe distance, I danced around and took some photos. I did this until the policeman shooed me away. I don’t think it was a collision. I think that, somehow, the car burst into flames. While it is not as hot as it was…

Life On The Indian Highway

Recently, I bought a Renault Duster, and as soon as we are through with this blighted heatwave, I shall start to make some road trips. Maybe, I shall start with a few short ones, and then gradually make them longer and longer. In the meanwhile, later this week, I shall write about two short trips I made last year. We drive on the correct…

Eating On The Highway. The Dhaba

Okay, now this photo was taken while driving back from Pushkar, to Jaipur. Yet, it is not about Pushkar at all. I have travelled a lot on the highways in India, and I have also done so in other countries. I have driven on the highways in China, SE Asia, USA, Europe and, I must say that it is quite boring in most of…

Monochrome Madness – Good Lawdy Mama!

I was driving on the streets near home, and yes, this is a highway. Cows and assorted cattle abound, and what is more, the come equipped with the meanest set of horns you can find. In North India, we call cows “Gai”, and the more religious minded call them “Gau Mata” or, Mother Cow… Therefore, the title of this post! Now, I have travelled…

The Old Road Trip. Last Stop. Towards Udaipur

Our last stop was Udaipur. Udaipur is in the south western part of Rajasthan. So, we were driving from Jaisalmer, in the North Western-ish area to the south-western area. This was – is – a distance of about 500 kilometers, and there was no way that we were going to do this in one drive. A 500 km drive in the West, in one…

The Old Road Trip. Fourth Stop. Jaisalmer

We were at almost the last stop of our trip. Before  I go on, I must point out that I am editing this post on my faithful IPad, and I have no idea of how this is going to turn out, with respect to the formatting. Inshahallah, it shall not look too bad. I have not been to Jaisalmer very often. Just once or…

The Old Road Trip. Third Stop. En Route To Jaisalmer

  We were off to Jaisalmer, and to the frontier of the Thar Desert. That was going to be my first ever trip to a desert. I had seen many beautiful pictures of deserts, and have seen many since. Sadly, I have never managed to take a good picture of a desert. We had stocked the car with beer, and we were off. We…

The Old Road Trip. Second Stop. Jodhpur

Our second stop was Jodhpur. Jodhpur is 340 kilometers west of Jaipur, and you could also say that Jodhpur is the gateway to Jaisalmer which, in turn, is the gateway to the Thar Desert. Jodhpur gets blistering hot in summer, and what makes it worse, is that most of the buildings are made of yellow sandstone. The sun is really strong in summer, and…