Monday, November 13, 2017

Traveling for short term away from my 4 year old daughter

It’s been and hour that I am weeping after my family dropped me at the pune airport. Never expected such strong emotions from me which will make me weep. I think I did not prepare well before travel and just wanted to take the travel and get done with it. I did take a few weeks to keep Shanaya informed and let it sync that I am traveling. She seemed ok at the airport and was shouting Pappa pappa several times as I was waving her from inside the airport. My wife did educate that kids don’t have much time concept but I planned to let this sync in Shanaya slowly as we take this journey of being away from each other.
For every week I hanged one envelope on the curtain so that Shanaya can open it every Saturday and enjoy the goodies inside it. All envelopes were half closed so that my wife can add a chit after writing a note which I would mail her every week. I think within a week she would understand that the duration of my travel and will comprehend when I am coming

Friday, September 1, 2017

A Dream Trip to Europe

Planning a first time trip to Europe?

My book A Dream Trip to Europe with Family and In Budget is a comprehensive yet concise guide on how to plan and execute your own trip to Europe within budget. This book provides details for each part of your travel - Building Itinerary, Budget, Bookings, Visas, details for each city, must sees locations in some of the fabulous cities in Europe, travel experience in each of those cities and the actual expense incurred. It can be your first reference if you are planning to travel to Europe on your own. Our family had made a trip to Europe in Summer of 2017. I started from zero for this trip and spent hours on internet and speaking to travel agent to plan the trip. Now after this trip, I  have collated all this information along with actual travel experiences to benefit a first time traveller who wants to make the europe trip on his own from India. All aspects of your europe travel are covered and I would be glad to receive any comments.

A Dream Trip To Europe

Friday, May 1, 2015

Friday, June 1, 2012

Esha's first SMS

Yesterday Esha typed her first SMS which her Mom proudly forwarded to me. The message read exactly as below:

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Kashid Beach

Kashid is a beach town on the shores of Arabian Sea, in the North Konkan region of Maharashtra, India. It is located 30 km from Alibag and 135 km from Mumbai on the Alibag-Murud road.

Phansad Wild Life Sanctuary

Phansad Abhayaranya, in Raigad district is about 152 kms from Mumbai via Panvel, Pen and Alibaug. The sanctuary is spread across an area of 52 sqkm. The Murud-Roha road passes through the sanctuary.

The sanctuary has a wide varietyof flora and fauna. Leopard is the major carnivore. The other animals include Heyena, Jungle cat, Palm civet, Sambhar, Barking deer, Bonnet Macaque, Wild boar and malabar giant squirrel. There aer 148 types of birds (including the interesting Pied hornbill, Three toed Kingfisher, Malkoha, Pitta), 90 species of butterflies (including Common Map, Black Prince, Nawab, Blue Mormon) and a number of poisonous and non poisonous snakes. About 710 species of plants have been identified here.

The entire forests and sanctuary were earlier private hunting block of the erstwhile Siddhi Nawab of the Janjira state. The Nawab constructed roads, water bodies, and evacuated several villages from the sanctuary.

There is a guesthouse and few tents available to stay here.
Its a nice place for a trek around the forest.
There are 4 major nature trails (approx 12km each) in the sanctuar, passing through various habitats, providing an opportunity to experience the wild life

Kolad White Water Rafting, Kayaking and other water sports

Celebrating Mom's Birthday on 7th Sep

Celebrating Mom's Birthday at night 12 on 7 Sep 2011

Saturday, July 30, 2011