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27 Portraits from Basar Confluence, Arunachal Pradesh

It is a delight to capture frames at unique festivals. From attires to expressions to performances, festivals throw up innumerable frames to capture. Basar Confluence or BasCon 3.0 which I attended in Arunachal Pradesh was one such experience. This community driven festival by the Galo tribe of Arunachal is held in Basar every year. You can read more about this cultural festival here- Basar Confluence. Below are a few interesting portraits from BasCon 3.0. ...
Tags: Travel, Arunachal Pradesh, Arunachal, Galo, R Niranjan Das, Niranjan Das, Basar, BasCon, Basar Confluence Arunachal Pradesh

Basar Confluence- A Cultural Extravaganza of Galo Tribe

Clad in colourful and authentic attires, groups of women meandered through the large open ground swaying to the tunes of Galo folk songs. Armed with swords and spears, men brought out their wedding and war dancing skills. More performances, theatre, dances, music and sporting events continued one after the other. The food stalls which were always crowded, offered Galo cuisine and Poka, a local rice beer.   The nights despite the chillness turned the crowd hysterical as contemporary mus...
Tags: Travel, India, David, Rice, Hunter, Assam, Adi, Hie, Arunachal Pradesh, Galo, Tawang, Gori, R Niranjan Das, Niranjan Das, Basar, Poka

Let the Road be your Home!

May the year 2019 be full of adventure, fun and travels laced with enchanting views and wonderful memories.  Happy New Year! The above frame was shot between Basar and Mechuka in Arunachal Pradesh. November 2018. [Author: R Niranjan Das]
Tags: Travel, R Niranjan Das, Niranjan Das, Basar, Mechuka

Siko Dido Waterfall

The bumpy ride from Basar to Mechuka in Arunachal Pradesh was laced with numerous small waterfalls, views of the distant mountains and the meandering Siyom river, a tributary of Brahmaputra. While all these looked enchanting, what made us stop the vehicle to capture a frame was Siko Dido waterfalls in Irgo village, a few kilometers before Mechuka. Falling from a height of approximately 200 feet, the falls has a plunge pool at its base. Located by the road that leads to Mechuka, the falls has ...
Tags: Travel, Arunachal Pradesh, R Niranjan Das, Niranjan Das, Basar, Brahmaputra, Irgo, Siko Dido Waterfall, Mechuka

A ferry ride across Brahmaputra river

I alighted from my car at Bogibeel and gazed at the calm Brahmaputra in oblivion. The calmness was something that I could not relate with this river. Always known for its floods, Brahmaputra, the only male river in India showed a different face with absolute tranquility. I was on my way for the Basar Confluence in Basar, Arunachal Pradesh and had to cross the mighty river to reach Likabali, the border town in Assam. A couple of large rickety boats were moored along the banks and a...
Tags: Travel, India, Assam, Arunachal, Dhemaji, R Niranjan Das, Niranjan Das, Basar, Brahmaputra, Brahmaputra river, Dibrugarh, Bogibeel, Basar Arunachal Pradesh, Assam Bogibeel, Likabali


Kodaikanal Lake. September 2018. [Author: R Niranjan Das]
Tags: Travel, R Niranjan Das, Niranjan Das, Kodaikanal Lake

Popular Temples of Kumbakonam

An hour’s drive away from Thanjavur lies the temple town of Kumbakonam, believed to be where the pot (Kumbham) containing nectar of life was spilled by Shiva. Kumbakonam is one of the prominent temple towns in the Cauvery region and also houses the holy tank of Mahamaham where the nectar pot fell.  The town is lined with colourful gopurams of numerous temples and is also a prominent place for religious studies. From Cholas to Pandyas to Marathas to British, the town was under various r...
Tags: Travel, India, Kumbh Mela, Thanjavur, Chennai, Vishnu, Kumbakonam, Cholas, R Niranjan Das, Niranjan Das, Cauvery, Tiruchirappalli, Shiva Kumbakonam, Mahamaham, Pandyas, Adi Kumbeswarar

Evening Sky!

Dramatic sky over the placid Kodaikanal lake during sunset. [Author: R Niranjan Das]
Tags: Travel, Kodaikanal, R Niranjan Das, Niranjan Das

Travel Postcard

Kodaikanal lake. September 2018. [Author: R Niranjan Das]
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Safety Tips for Travelers

Freelancer workers are on the rise. In the U.S., they comprised 34% of the workforce in 2014, and one study estimated the freelance community will make up 40% of the workforce by 2020. The freedom to work from any location means that more freelancers are choosing to live abroad than ever. Traveling to a new country, adjusting to the customs, and figuring out basic life etiquettes are difficult enough, but navigating health and safety in a foreign company can be even more difficult. ...
Tags: Travel, US, Travelers, R Niranjan Das, Niranjan Das, International Travel Medical Insurance, Tokio Marine

Pillar Rocks

Pillar rocks in Kodaikanal is a natural rock formation that look like pillars and is one of the major attractions in the hill station. September 2018. [Author: R Niranjan Das]
Tags: Travel, Kodaikanal, R Niranjan Das, Niranjan Das

Thalaiyar Falls

Thalaiyar falls in Theni district of Tamil Nadu is also sometimes referred as Rat Tail falls as the cascading falls looks like the tail of a rat from a distance. It is the highest waterfalls in Tamil Nadu and one can get a view of the same from the ghat road that connects Dindigul with Kodaikanal. While access to the base of the falls in denied, there is a tough trek that leads to the top of the falls. [Author: R Niranjan Das]
Tags: Travel, Tamil Nadu, Dindigul, Kodaikanal, R Niranjan Das, Niranjan Das, Theni

Neelakurinji frames from Kodaikanal

It was almost the end of Neelakurinji season in September end when I headed to Kodaikanal to catch a glimpse of Strobilanthes Kunthianus (Kurinji or Neelakurinji) . While the Neelakurinji that had bloomed below the Coaker's walk area had died, the locals were helpful enough to guide me to Vilpatti, a few kilometers from the town. The flowers were in their full bloom in Vilpatti.  Neelakurinji season has come to an end almost everywhere except Munnar where it would still be visible for ...
Tags: Travel, Munnar, Kodaikanal, R Niranjan Das, Niranjan Das, Vilpatti, Neelakurinji, Vilpatti Neelakurinji, Vilpatti Kodaikanal

Putra Mosque

Consecrated in the year 1997, Putra mosque with its pink dome and minaret is located adjacent to Putra lake and Perdana Putra, the Malaysian Prime Minster's office. Modelled on Persian Islamic design, the mosque has exquisite intricate carvings and floral works on the pink granite walls and ceiling of its prayer hall. The colourful painted glass windows are another eye catcher here. [Author: R Niranjan Das]
Tags: Travel, R Niranjan Das, Niranjan Das, Putra, Putra Mosque, Perdana Putra


Putrajaya, the administrative capital of Malaysia is lined with beautiful lakes and lush greenery. [Author: R Niranjan Das]
Tags: Travel, Malaysia, Putrajaya, R Niranjan Das, Niranjan Das

Night Frames of Kuala Lumpur

These photographs were taken during my visit to Kuala Lumpur in September 2018, courtesy Malaysia Tourism. [Author: R Niranjan Das]
Tags: Travel, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, R Niranjan Das, Niranjan Das

Colours of Faith!

Batu Caves, Malaysia. September 2018 [Author: R Niranjan Das]
Tags: Travel, Batu Caves, R Niranjan Das, Niranjan Das

Flying with Malindo Air- My Experience

When I first heard the name Malindo, it made me curious and a check revealed that the name was derived from Malaysia and Indonesia, signifying the friendliness and pacts both the countries share. Owned by the Indonesian Lion Air group, Malindo Air, which is a low cost airline has its hubs in Kuala Lumpur and Penang. It commenced its operations in 2013 and they now connect to 55 destinations across the globe, but majorly across Asia. I recently had the opportunity to travel w...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Indonesia, India, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Bangalore, Penang, Malindo Air, Malindo, R Niranjan Das, Niranjan Das, Indonesian Lion Air

Amazing Experiences I Loved in Resorts World Genting

True to its name, Genting Highlands located up in the high land takes you through mist and over rain forests to a world where fun, entertainment and amazing experiences awaits you. Genting Highlands which was recently renamed as Resorts World Genting (RWG) has been one of the major tourist attractions near Kuala Lumpur for a long period. The first hotel opened in 1971, and over the years the place has turned into a small city with 10,000 hotel rooms presently. This mountain top destinati...
Tags: Travel, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Richard, Genting Highlands, Genting, Ripley, R Niranjan Das, Niranjan Das, Awana Skyway, RWG, Awana Sky Gondola, Awana SkyWay Gondola, Chin Swee, Burger Lobster London Cafe, Tampopo Morganfield

Sunway Lagoon- Multitude of Fun

While travelling across Malaysia and especially Kuala Lumpur it easily catches ones attention that the country and its tourism board focuses a lot on entertainment parks. It probably is due to the fact that both Malaysians and tourists love such parks. Now, who wouldn’t love places where you can have fun, challenge your fears and play in the waters the whole day? There are amusement parks, water theme parks, adventure parks and wildlife parks which serves these purposes. How awesome would...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Africa, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, G Force, Nickelodeon, Sunway, R Niranjan Das, Niranjan Das, Amusement Park, Sunway Lagoon, International Association of Amusement Parks, Vuvuzela, Kuala Lumpur Spread, Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon

Mitsui Outlet Park, KLIA Sepang- A Shopper’s Paradise

Along with experiences, sightseeing, photography, local cuisine and street walks, what has slowly made a place for itself in travels is shopping. From buying just a souvenir for your memories to going back with a suitcase full of purchases, tourists have their myriad ways to define shopping. Gone are the days when your cousin got you a Ralph Lauren perfume or a Hugo Boss watch while returning from a foreign land. In today’s world there are international brands available everywhere. Howeve...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Ralph Lauren, Continental, Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Sepang, R Niranjan Das, Niranjan Das, Mitsui Fudosan, USA Europe, Mitsui Outlet Park KLIA, Mitsui Outlet Park, Mitsui Outlet Park KLIA Sepang Malaysia, Malaysia Airports Mitsui Outlet Park

iCity Leisure Park, Selangor

Spread over 72 acres, i-City in Shah Alam comprises of corporate spaces, residential apartments, shopping malls, hotels and leisure parks. Though it is mainly a technology park, it is often referred as the City of Digital Lights due to the numerous man made trees that get illuminated by LED lights as the sun sets. The leisure park with fountains, Snow Walk, Water World, Red Carpet, Trick Art museum, House of Horror and Itsy Bitsy is a major attraction for kids and families. ...
Tags: Travel, Malaysia, South East Asia, Shah Alam, R Niranjan Das, Niranjan Das, Itsy Bitsy, iCity Leisure Park Selangor, House of Horror Spread

A’Famosa Resort, Melaka- Stay and Experiences

Away from the skyline of Kuala Lumpur and less than two hour’s drive takes you to A’Famosa resort in Melaka. Spread over 500 acres, the resort is set amidst lush greenery with hotels, condominiums, restaurants, wildlife  areas, water theme park, golf course, entertainment parks, recreational facilities and brand outlets. A’Famosa resort is an ideal place to spend your weekend or take a break from the city of Kuala Lumpur with family and children. The resort has a hotel with more th...
Tags: Travel, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Old West, Western America, R Niranjan Das, Niranjan Das, Monkey Island, Melaka Spread, Green View, Haunted Office, A'Famosa, Freeport A'FamosaOutlet

Grand Seasons Hotel, Kuala Lumpur- Review

Located in the centre of all action in Kula Lumpur and within a short distance from Putra World trade centre, Grand Seasons is a premier hotel ideal for both business and leisure travellers. Its strategic location along Jalan Pahang makes it easy to reach LRT, Monorail and City Bus stations. Most of the major commercial and business avenues such as Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, National library, Pavilion and Bukit Bintang are a short drive away. As a result of its locati...
Tags: Travel, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Mediterranean, Pavilion, Bukit Bintang, KASBAH, KL Tower, R Niranjan Das, Niranjan Das, Rojak, Jalan Pahang, PULAU, Kula Lumpur, Grand Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur Review, Putra World

PNB Perdana Hotel & Suites On The Park, Kuala Lumpur- Review

Amidst the skyscrapers of Kuala Lumpur stands tall PNB Perdana Hotel & Suites On The Park, a 4 star contemporary hotel with all the modern amenities suited for both business travellers and families. Owned by Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB), Perdana Hotel & Suites On The Park was opened in the year 2000 and is located in the heart of the city of Kuala Lumpur. While the world renowned Petronas twin towers and Suria KLCC is a short walk away, other shopping avenues such as Pavilion, Lot 10, Bi...
Tags: Travel, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Melaka, Petronas, the Park, R Niranjan Das, Niranjan Das, Suria Klcc, PNB Perdana Hotel, Perdana Hotel, The Park Kuala Lumpur Review, Permodalan Nasional Berhad PNB Perdana Hotel, Bintang Walk, LTRT Ampang Park Station, Binjai Restaurant

Thanjavur: A Blend of Art and History

Nestled in the Cauvery belt, Thanjavur was always a favourite land of the rulers such as Cholas, Nayaks and Marathas since the 9th century. Brimming with Tamil culture, Thanjavur is known for its dance, art, music, paintings, temples and literature. Once referred as the granary or rice bowl of the state due to its rich agricultural prosperity, Thanjavur has slowly over the years turned into another Indian town with all the hustle and bustle. However, despite that, Thanjavur has refused to...
Tags: Travel, India, Unesco, Thanjavur, Chennai, Shiva, Swartz, Madurai, Muruga, Chola, Kali, Kumbakonam, Gandhiji, Nayak, R Niranjan Das, Marathas

The Great Living Chola Temples

One of the earliest and longest ruling dynasties of southern India, the Cholas ruled between the 9th century and 13thcentury even though there have been reports of their establishment much before in 3rd century BC. Cholas expanded their kingdom and it is believed they held sway over regions of Maldives, Sri Lanka and probably even Malayasia and Indonesia. The empire reached its peak around the 11thcentury when it was ruled by Rajaraja Chola I, the greatest of Chola kings and then by Raje...
Tags: Travel, Indonesia, India, Unesco World Heritage, Thanjavur, Chennai, Shiva, Madurai, Chola, Indra, Kumbakonam, Cholas, Gangaikondacholapuram, R Niranjan Das, Niranjan Das, Cauvery

My favourite iconic breakfast places in Bangalore

Bengaluru is often referred as the pub capital of India and it is not without a reason, as you can always spot a new pub every week in Indira Nagar or Koramangala. Same goes with cafes, as the culture has strongly caught up with the silicon capital of India with innumerable cafes with various themes across the city. However, when you talk about the iconic places for breakfast in the city, it is a stroll back to the days of the 20th century Bangalore. That was a period when many restauran...
Tags: Travel, India, Airlines, Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Kerala, Karnataka, Chennai, Jawaharlal Nehru, Pune, Urvashi, R Niranjan Das, Niranjan Das, Lavelle, Koshy

Placid Waters!

Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu. March 2018. [Author: R Niranjan Das]
Tags: Travel, R Niranjan Das, Niranjan Das

Dhanushkodi- Land’s End

The crumbling structures, the people, the sands, the waves- they all tell you the same horrific story of the night of 1964 when Dhanushkodi, a flourishing sea side town was washed away by a cyclone and turned into a ghost town overnight. A walk around this fishing hamlet reveals the aftermath of the fateful December night when more than 1800 people died. Declared unfit for living, Dhanushkodi was again hit during the tsunami in 2004, but still survived to tell another tale. Located 19 Kms...
Tags: Travel, India, Sri Lanka, Chennai, Adam, Madurai, R Niranjan Das, Rameshwaram, Gulf of Mannar, Dhanushkodi, Pamban, Rameshwaram Food, Dhanushkodi Land 's End, Talaimannar, Srilanka Dhanushkodi, India Outstretching

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