“જય ….” નો અતિરેક (Jai … no atirek)


  (please scroll down for  reading Gujarati in English script) “જય ….” નો અતિરેક છેલ્લાં એકાદ-બે દાયકા થી આપણા વ્યવ્હાર માં “જય ….” નો ઉચ્ચાર ખૂબ વધી રહ્યો છે. જયશ્રીકૃષ્ણ, જય જીનેન્દ્ર ,… Continue reading

Lal Singh of Hillay, Kanchenjunga and more, in Sikkim- Pravin Gandhi’s people, places and perceptions


What a delightful and unforeseen adventure this leg of a long tour of East India proved to be. It had everything: tranquil scenary, interesting common people of the hills, an unexpected twist requiring… Continue reading

Cyclone Phaillin and Orissa: Pravin Gandhi’s People, Places and Perceptions:


Last week’s (Oct 2013) cyclone Phaillin and its non-stop live TV coverage brought back memories of my visit to the coastal Orissa state of India in 1990. More than that, it brought a lump… Continue reading

The Babu of Darjeeling (Pravin Gandhi’s People, Places and Perceptions)


This post is actually part-5 of 5 posts on a exciting and eventful journey to East India starting from Calcutta and ending in Darjeeling via Manas Tiger Park, Sikkim, Kanchenjunga, and Varshay-Hillay. As always, my travels are… Continue reading

One at a Time – short stories to muse by


One at a Time – short stories to muse by Imagine yourself in a multi-screen complex where you star in all the films running, but one could only watch one of them. How fascinating would… Continue reading

Pravin Gandhi’s People, Places and Perceptions: Mandu


Travelling for me is not about doing the spots on a travel brochure; its not only been-there-done-that. It is about often taking the path less trodden, going to offbeat places, discovering new places; entangling with… Continue reading

Pravin Gandhi – Photography: “Camouflage”


One of the traits of a photographer is to see a connect between a subject and the environ. So a photographer must be alert to such opportunity and capitalise on it.  Here I… Continue reading

“One at a Time” and the tradition of short-story-telling


This week I released my book “One at a Time” – short stories to muse by. So now I am officially an author! India is the birthplace of the tradition and art of… Continue reading

Adventures of Pravin Gandhi – Footloose in America


Before leaving USA for good, I hit the vagabond road. I had left my work place and left my house-share in Royal Oak, Michigan, and was staying with my cool cousins in Chicago. I went… Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves | Pregnant with Gossip


My entry in the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge on the topic of Curves. My entry is a surprising, very very different, expressionist one, titled “Three Pregnant Women Gossipping”. Please do comment.