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Review of Executive Lounges at New Delhi Railway Station (NDLS)

During my recent trip to Uttarakhand , I was faced with a problem I had never encountered before. We were passing through Delhi, but we had hardly any time in the city. On earlier visits when I have had to change trains/flights at Delhi, I have always arrived in the morning and left again at night, visiting relatives in between. This time, I was arriving in the city at night, and leaving again early in the morning. There was hardly any time to visit people. I would only have a couple of hours with them before I’d have to leave again. For the first time, we considered booking a hotel, but there again, we were hesitant about the actual hotels, the costs involved, and the logistics of getting from the airport to the railway station and then back again from the station to the airport.  That’s when we remembered reading something about a corporate-managed lounge at Delhi station. We soon figured out that we could book online and pay by the hour. Besides, we also learnt that there wasn’t ju

Skywatch Friday - Changing Moods of the monsoon sky

The monsoons have arrived and we breathe a little more easily, in spite of the flooded roads, and a power cut die to a short circuit somewhere.....Having nothing much to do with the current gone, I spent some time taking snaps of the skies from our window........ Here are three snaps taken at different times of the day - the view is the same, but how different it looks each time! This is why I love monsoons, and am willing to put up with any discomforts, from wet clothes to wading through knee deep water.... Its all worth it!

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  1. Beautiful photos Anu,
    my hands itch to capture these kind of photos when I see them. But now it self my hands are full hence decided to enjoy when others post them.

  2. Anu
    As a mother we have to face lot of problems during monsoon but I also love it among all the difficulties...

  3. Yes it seems as if the sky is changing the moods through the day.

  4. Beautiful vies. You have shot very nicely the changing moods and colors.

  5. Beautiful photos
    Have a nice Friday

  6. hello.. Anu i seen ur comment in another blogs and i came to ur profile and i seen all urs blog.. its really.. nice..! and i got to know.. u like to travel and i need some information from you..!

  7. hello... Anu i came through ur profile and i found that your interested in traveling and i hope Tamilnadu tour will help you to guide you...!

  8. What wonderfully varied skies!

  9. Wonderful skies. Rain is indeed a blessing.

  10. I so agree.. Anu.. Its all well worth it... Wish we had half the monsoons.. here..

  11. Love the last snap! The colours are so beautiful.

  12. Lovely pics... esp the 2nd one...I like more of cloud formations :D

  13. Absolutely beautiful captures of mother nature...

    Recently I switched to a custom domain and have lost friends on google friend connect. Request you to re-join :-)

    Pixellicious Photos

  14. Awesome, Very Beatiful. I am Wondering How long did you wait to capture this shots


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