on travel technology …and everything else
On our last vacation in India we managed to visit the beaches at Goa as well as Chennai. There was a huge difference in the lifeguad / beach patrol services at both places. In Goa they patrol the beaches in jeeps equipped with surf boards and other life saving necessities. The lifeguards themselves wear sea-worthy [...]
I found this very interesting chart on global airline traffic at Amadeus. It’s based on a study between airconomy and Amadeus. I’m not surprised to see the 13.4% increase in air travel between Asian countries and the Middle East. Looks like Qatar Airways and Emirates are the key players boosting air traffic to/from and via [...]
Wishing all my fellow Indians a Happy Independence Day! Party on and don’t forget to distribute Pedas and Laddoos!
It’s been a while since we ate at Mughal Mahal. And I can’t recall ever eating at their Salmiya branch. I guess the main reason would be that you can hardly see the sign board since there are 3 more prominent ones nearby and the entrance is at the back of the building! Anyway, we [...]
Chennai seems to have installed traffic cameras at almost every traffic signal. I took this pic near the airport. Its a crooked pole (leaning against the fence) with 4 cameras installed. Quite a site to see! If you think people in Kuwait cross signals while they are Red, go to Chennai for a real shock. [...]
Michelle highly recommended Barbeque Nation so we decided to go out on a double date with her and Shyam. Its a very neat “Live-Grill” concept. We reached the restaurant around 7.30pm and were taken to our reserved table. We ordered our drinks and in a few mins one of the waiters came over, took away [...]
Urvasi Urvasi is a pretty old video but its probably the funniest Indian music video ever. Its in Tamil so I don’t follow what they are saying, but the beats are so good you can still enjoy it. The main dancer Prabhu Deva is considered to be the Indian version of Michael Jackon. Very smooth [...]
An awesome Bollywood version of Apple’s iconic iTunes ads! Dancers are silhouetted against a greenscreen, performing classical Bharat Natyam, Kathak, Indian folk, hip-hop, and modern Bollywood dance. The song used is “Bachna Ae Haseeno” from the movie Bachna Ae Haseeno, starring Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, and Bipasha Basu.
After reading Fred’s post [link] on a head massage for his 5 year old, I decided to post this video. Remember to ask for one when you visit your local Indian barber shop.
This post came to me yesterday. “The Government of India just announced its intention to rip down the four famous minarets of the Taj Mahal and re-construct them in a new, lightweight polymer used in ocean-going racing yachts. As early as 1652 it was reported that the Taj Mahal was sinking – built on the [...]
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