Tehran. Not Exactly Middle East. The first thing I notice about Tehran is the airport is not in a bad state. For a country supposedly crippled by sanctions and isolation for over a decade, one would expect some signs of disrepair. But the terminal is refreshingly
Tag: The lighter side
The Gilgit Serena Hotel. Gilgit Serena’s facade is unassuming. The driveway is paved with uneven pieces of slate. There is a security barrier and a guard. The lobby is standard plush red carpet with hand woven pattern, the staff welcoming with open and generous smiles.
The road to Gilgit. 24 years ago my memories of Chilas are of unending barren vistas and heat. Post Besham and Dasu, once you cross into Diamer you can immediately see the transition. Green moss and tree covered mountains transitioning into iron rich cliff faces
Gilgit Hunza road trip – 2015 There are many ways I could describe how this particular road trip came together. But there are two that are foremost in my list. Middle distance running in Peshawar and retracing the path our college tour took twenty four
The sunset shoot I have always loved shooting sunsets and sun rise. A bit of weather last few days created some lovely color in the city. Clouds, an extended shower the night before and the crisp fall breeze all conspired together for this shoot to
Running with men and giants. Inter district athletics. There were many stars that shined at the Karachi Inter district athletics meet held this Saturday at National Coaching Center. With events ranging from the men 100 meters (11.41 seconds for the gold) to the 800m, from the
Telenor data plans on 3G phones – bandwidth speed tests.
Two days ago, on a Saturday morning, our 2 MB hard-line optic fiber connection died. Since I had to send an urgent email out I took out my trusted phone and plugged in the USB cable to use the tether mode on my Nexus 5.
Drive by shooting at Lake Victoria with Canon 70D
Last week work related travel led me to Entebbe airport and the breath taking landing and take off at Lake Victoria. Unfortunately work didn’t leave any time at all for sight seeing so the only opportunity I had to capture the scenic lake was on my […]
Testing Facebook Fan page reach versus Google+ conversions
Tired of reviewing, writing and editing content over the last 6 weeks, this weekend I decided to run a slightly skewed social experiment. I had always wondered about the practical reach of my social network fan pages and over the month of June I had been tweaking my […]
The daisy fields of Nathiagali. The recipe for a perfect break from civilization.
Every few years we get together to bring all the kids under one roof in Nathiagali. The week long break is defined by morning and evening walks where the kids ride horses and the adults trek. There is nothing like sitting on a grassy […]