Category Archives: Travels & Trips

Eastern Europe Spring vacation -2017

Many of my friends say I am very well travelled. I do not think so. This is because having spent close to four decades on this planet, my total number of visited countries (the definition of visited being spent a … Continue reading

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America’s best kept secret- Our National Parks!

America’s National Parks are in the news this year because 2016 marks their 100 years of existence. For me, however, they have always held a special place- in my heart, in my annual travel plans, and as one of my … Continue reading

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Memories and reflections of Japan- part III

Part 3: Perfect R&R destination: Sapporo Our 3rd and final destination was to the island of Hokkaido, famous for it’s milk products (think ice-cream, milk-cake, milk shake) and for the city of Sapporo, a former winter Olympic destination as well … Continue reading

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Memories and reflections of Japan- part II

Part 2: City of Beauty and Temples: Kyoto The next part of our trip took us to another of Japan’s major cities, Kyoto, which is also on the island of Honshu. In total, Japan has 6,852 islands but only 80% … Continue reading

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Japan through the eyes of an Indian American

Part 1: Mega city-Tokyo The first thing I remember about Tokyo was how clean and quiet it was; right from the airport to the underground train station. Our first train ride in Tokyo was an express train from the airport … Continue reading

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Learning about Anaerobic Digestion through a live tour

Sometime this September, a few of us waste geeks got invited to tour a municipal waste facility as well as a company trying to convert waste into energy. It was both fascinating and heart breaking; mainly because the company has such a great idea and business model but is still waiting for all necessary permits from the government. Hopefully they will get all necessary approvals very soon and will be in the news as a great success story. The visit still made me think this would be a great opportunity to both learn and report on the various technologies, parties, parts involved in this process of converting waste to energy; so read on. Continue reading

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Through the Public eye- a very quick but fun tour down photography’s memory lane

Living in NYC definitely has its benefits and while I used to be in the group that ‘is not in love with the city’, I am slowly seeing how big city living can grow on you. Yesterday, I got the … Continue reading

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Glorious Gwalior

This blog piece has been pending since December 2014. I am not sure why. Anyway, it’s finally done and published and I am grateful for the memories made while visiting this place and therefore am sharing the same, hopefully to … Continue reading

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Hiking down the Grand Canyon..an experience to remember and redo

The Grand Canyon, I just found out, is considered one of the seven natural wonders of the world. To me, in addition, it’s one of the 58 national parks of  America that I have promised to visit over the next few … Continue reading

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Mystic India -may it always remain so! (part I)

I am from India and within India, from a state called Orissa. Although Orissa is famous for its thousand and one temples, (it’s known in India as the temple state) for some reason I prefer visiting temples outside my state. … Continue reading

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