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Life Imitates Art

Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee

An Indian statesman who was the 10th Prime Minister of India. The President of India conferred Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honour to Atal Bihari Vajpayee in his residence on 27 March 2015

Dr. Ambedkar
Dr. Ambedkar

Dr. Ambedkar an Indian jurist, economist, politician and social reformer. He was India’s first law minister and architect of the Indian constitution

Rabindranath Tagore

A  philosopher, an artist, has won the Nobel Prize for Literature and is popularly known as Gurudev. His major works include  Gitanjali (Song Offerings), Gora (Fair-Faced), and Ghare-Baire (The Home and the World); and many other literary and art works.

Kapil Dev, former player of the Indian Cricket team
Posing next to Kapil Dev, former player of the Indian Cricket team

A former Indian cricketer, who captained the Indian cricket team which won the 1983 Cricket World Cup.

Don’t you think they are real celebrities? Well, I felt the same when I stood next to them. They are made of wax and this is at the Celebrity Wax Museum.

So, what do you think Life Imitates Art or art imitates life?

For more details on this museum follow this link and more about this trip.

*/This post is inspired by Weekly Photo Challenge, life imitates art./*

Where to go this Valentine Weekend ?

If you are still pondering on where you can go this Valentine weekend, then do check this offbeat destination –

Bedecked camels, colourful turbans and tents that accommodate thousands of tourists who throng this extravaganza in the spectacular landscape of white salt-encrusted desert plains of Rann of Kutch, Gujarat. Warm hospitality, excellent food is what you shall get at Rann Utsav.

How to reach Rann Utsav– It is organised in a small village called Dhordo. Dhordo can be approached via Bhuj.

At the Rann Utsav– You get an occasion to observe the creative skill of the artisans and craftspeople, mixed collection of folk music and performances, mixed representation of culture and communities, along with a vast diversity in ecology.

– Rann Utsav, Gujarat

The colourful fair which is held near the banks of a lake swings with the spirit of festivity, fervour and flamboyance. You could be part of the organised tour around Kutch which allows you to experience the zeal and uniqueness of the people through a celebration of life.

Below is the programme schedule for 2 Night – 3 Day stay at Premium AC tents


Itinerary: Day 1

12.30 PM: Welcome and Check-in

12.30 PM to 02.00 PM: Lunch at Dinning Area

02.00 PM to 04.30 PM: Fun and Entertainment Activities at White Rann Resort/Rann Utsav

04.30 PM to 05.00 PM: Evening High Tea

05.00 PM to 07.30 PM: Visit White Rann

08.00 PM to 09.30 PM: Dinner at Dinning Area

09.00 PM to 10.00 PM: Cultural Activities at White Rann Resort

Itinerary: Day 2

07.30 AM to 09.00 AM: Breakfast at Dinning Area

09.00 AM to 12.30 PM: Fun and Entertainment Activities at White Rann Resort /Rann Utsav.

12.30 PM to 02.00 PM: Lunch at Dinning Area

02.00 PM to 08.00 PM: Complimentary Tour to Kalo Dungar and Gandhi nu Gam

08.00 PM to 09.30 PM: Dinner at Dinning Area

09.00 PM to 10.00 PM: Cultural Activities at White Rann Resort

Itinerary: Day 3

07.30 AM to 09.00 AM: Breakfast at Dinning Area

09.30 AM: Check out

10.00 AM: Departure for Bhuj with Complimentary Sightseeing of Bhujodi, Swaminarayan Temple and Aina Mahal



Arrival: Transfer from Bhuj to White Rann Resort, Dhordo (Approx. 85 km 2 Hr drive)

08.45 AM: From Bhuj Railways Station/Bhuj Airport

10.30 AM: From Bhuj Railways Station

02.30 PM: From Bhuj Railways Station


10.00 AM: From White Rann Resort, Dhordo To Bhuj

Sports and recreation Image courtesy-rannutsav.org
Sports and recreation
Image courtesy-rannutsav.org

Adventure activities: There are adventure activities like Parasailing, Artificial  wall climbing, high rope course, Zip line, Bungy trampoline, Jeep riding, Snooker/ Pool, Table tennis, Badminton, Air hockey, battery car, shooting games, bull ride and rocket parachute.

So, if all of the above excites you be at the Rann Utsav this Valentine weekend.

 Wishing all a very Happy Valentine Weekend in advance.

References:  An initiative of Gujarat Tourism

Rann Utsav

Compass Tourism



The alphabets ‘EXP’ are placed in such a way that caught my eye and I captured this photo.

‘EXP’, could be Experience, Expert, Expression, Experiment…and so on.

Well, here it stands for Experimental Theatre at NCPA, (National Centre for Performing Arts) in Mumbai. The Experimental Theatre is a 300-seat theatre at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Mumbai, India. It is a perfect platform for innovative theatre productions as well as small-scale dance and music performances.

R city

The above image has a significant ‘R’ alphabet.

It could mean Red, Rejoice, Rejuvenate, Relaxing.

Well, this is R City Mall, owned by Runwal Group, a shopping mall located in Ghatkopar, Mumbai. The mall spreads across 1.2 million square feet with the capacity to house 139 stores. It is an amazing place to hang out and it is cool, it is beautiful, it is amazing. A great mall with great food and with a perfect balance of location and comfort. Great for relaxing.

*/ This post is inspired by Weekly Photo Challenge AlphabetThis week, let the alphabet be your inspiration: find a string of letters. Try a multi-photo gallery to collect images of single characters. Find some beautiful typography, or look for letters hidden in natural forms./*

Foodies Paradise

Continuing my earlier post on 6 Places to visit in Pune

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Koregaon park plaza (Image source Koregaon park plaza in Pune, India Saniya motiwala- Wikimedia)

The city and its suburbs are full of restaurants that serve various cuisines from Indian, Thai, Chinese, Mexican, Swiss, German, Italian, French and American cuisine. If you are looking for Asian, European, or organic/health food then head to Koregaon Park has a lot of foreign tourists are at the Osho Commune.

Madinah Restaurant

Madinah Hotel, Bhawani Peth, Pune
Madinah Hotel, Bhavani Peth, Pune

If you like Mughlai food then this restaurant is situated near Pune College at Bhavani Peth, Pune. Great place for meat eaters in Pune. They serve good quality and very decent pricing as per Pune standards.  The chicken seekh kebab and chicken cutlet are delicious and just melt in your mouth. Chicken leg biryani is brilliant.

Mahesh Lunch Home

It’s a famous restaurant located near MG road. This place serves the best sea food in town and with high quality. Little expensive but worth spending money for such amazing dishes. The fresh catches aren’t as fresh as you get in Mumbai, but still, worth a try.
The surmai, the chicken sukha and prawns gassi are good.  Appams are good too.

If you are a vegetarian, you could try paneer butter masala and tandoori rotis. Tandoori roti and sabzi both are amazing.

Badshah Restaurant

Badshah Falooda
Badshah Falooda

This place is famous for its kulfi and falooda ice-creams. The Baadshah special falooda is an all-time favourite. This is a small place but serves good food. Falooda’s are a hot favorite. The staff is very attentive. The ambience is ok. Here, you can also try street food ‘chat’.

Shrewsbury biscuits from Kayani Bakery
Shrewsbury biscuits from Kayani Bakery

Kayani Bakery– Kayani Bakery situated opposite Victoria Cinema on East Street is famous for its Shrewsbury biscuits. Locals and tourists throng this place for other goodies like ginger biscuits, walnut cake, brownies, cookies and other goodies from this renowned bakery.

All in all, Pune is a foodies paradise.

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