The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Given today is JK Rowling and Harry Potter’s Birthday, I thought it only fair to post my take on the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in my blog.

For all us 20th century folks, Harry Potter is much more than just a fantasy. We grew up with Harry Potter, we sympathised with that 11-year-old kid living in the cupboard under the stairs, we found ourselves in the years as Harry, Ron and Hermoine made their way through Hogwarts and waited with bated breath on those long lines in July 2007 just to get our hands on the final chapter in Harry’s life just to find out if he lives to tell the tale after Voldemort. Continue reading “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter”

Corporate Madness

Don’t worry! I am not going to digress into a corporate mumbo jumbo. This is still pertinent to the musings of a traveler, just the exception that this time these profound thoughts came in on a work travel.

We have all had those random shit work days where you get nothing accomplished but are totally physically and mentally drained out by the end of the day. Well today was one of those days for me. It was the usual day business trip which essentially translates to 2 hours in the cab to and fro from the airport, 1 hour in the airport, 2 hours in the airplane one way.   Continue reading “Corporate Madness”

Rajasthan Road Trip (Leg 2 of 2)

Continuing my post on the trip to Rajasthan (Click here to go to the first part https://shwetravelogues.wordpress.com/2016/06/15/the-rajasthan-road-trip-leg-1-of-2/)

After being treated like royalty, we left Jodhpur to make our way to Udaipur with a stop-over at Kumbalgarh about mid-way. In most cases, you always get a glimpse of your destination, you know what is to come, Kumbalgarh however was one such exception. Built at an elevation of 1100 metres above sea level on the Aravalli Hills, the fort was made in a manner such that it could not be seen by any enemy until they actually knock on their Ram Pole (i.e. the name they have given to the entrance gate). Pretty inconvenient for invaders huh? Continue reading “Rajasthan Road Trip (Leg 2 of 2)”