Month: September 2017

Sight Seeing Srinagar in unprecedented Strife

18th June 2017, Pakistan defeated India in ICC Champions Trophy at Oval. I spend the night in cacophony of bursting Crackers totally dismayed, wondering why our youth in Kashmir had strayed. Were they betrayed or were they misguided??? Next morning Faroque with his Shikara came sharp at 8 as Adil waited nonchalantly across the lake with his car to take me Sight Seeing Srinagar. I ensured my DSLR (camera) was in my company. Hazratbal Dargah across Dal lake Hazratbal Dargah in Srinagar, a hugely mesmerizing marble structure situated on the left banks of fascinating Dal Lake was the first...

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Sardar Sarovar Dam Inaugurated

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi dedicates an alleged incomplete Sardar Sarovar Dam to the Nation yesterday ( 17/09/2017) Occasion : His own 67th Birthday. Why incomplete : Despite Gujarat been ruled by the BJP since past 22 Years, this project remains allegedly incomplete as Canals of 43,000 km length are yet to be built. Foundation stone of Sardar Sarovar Project on the Narmada river was laid on 5th April 1961 by the then ‘perspicacious & sagacious’ PM Pt. Jawaharlal_Nehru. The construction of this huge Dam began in 1987. Interestingly, this 1.2 Kms long & 163 Mts deep Canal has covered more than double of its cost...

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Petrol Prices in India highest in Asia

India has seen the highest price rise of Petrol & Diesel despite the International Crude Oil Prices falling from a high of US$ 111.8  per barrel in September 2012 to US$ 52.73 per barrel today. Average Petrol price in India is Rs.73.9 per ltr, whereas in the neighboring countries the price are much lower. Myanmar it is Rs.33.28 Pakistan it sells at Rs.43.28 Sri Lanka too has kept it moderate at Rs.53.43 Nepal & Bhutan are at Rs.61.13 & Rs.62.72 respectively. This unjustifiably rise is primarily due to an  imprudent move of the present BJP ruled Govt in India...

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Mesmerizing Geysers & Maori warmth @ ‘Te Puia’ -Rotorua, New Zealand

Drive 145 miles south of Auckland within the northern Island of NZ (NZ is divided in to two Islands, the North & the South) and you enter into air filled with distinct Sulphur aroma. An unmistakable signal of the arrival of the thermal City called ‘Rotorua’. Defined as the heartland of the warm & welcoming Maori culture, its utter raw beauty is expressed by its fascinating spouting geysers, active volcanoes, bubbling mud pools, sparkling lakes & large swathes of alluring lush forests. The one place that encompasses nearly all of these amazing characteristics is – “Te Puia”. “Te Puia”...

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