Clean and Green Awards 2016

We are humbled by the recognition bestowed upon us by Franchise India at Clean and Green Awards 2016 for Clean, Green and Sustainability Education and Training.

So this is an interview with Retired Major General A.K. Singh, Dean, Student Affairs, NIIT University who tells us that nearly 30 universities nominated themselves. Despite being a new university and that too, in an arid region, we are glad that the people could see the efforts that we’ve made and bestowed us with this honour.

Question: Sir, first of all, congratulations. We would like to hear from you first that how does it feel to win this award?

Answer: It was surprising, at first. Winning the prize wasn’t the intention. I thought going there will be an opportunity to meet new people with innovative and sustainable technology and equipments that can be used here. But it felt like a good idea and we feel confident about the work that we do here. The other day, few people from the World Bank Council for Sustainable Development [WBCSD] were here and they were surprised to see the greenery of our campus despite the soil not being so fertile. After winning such an award, one feels connected. The feeling that your work, that you are so serious about and into which, you put your heart and soul, is recognised, is definitely amazing.

Question: Some students are reluctant to come here initially due to non-availability of certain facilities, like A.C., how do you react to such a situation?

Answer: Not all institutions have A.C. We wanted to do better than the fans and come up with an alternative for the A.C. Since we are a non-profit organisation, we had to do something environment friendly in an economic way because it’s easy to provide those facilities. All you have to do is, increase the fee amount but we did not want that. So we saw this technology used only in Europe as an experiment, the E.A.T [Earth Air Tunnel], so we thought of implementing it here. This is a geo-thermal coupling cooling system where no green house gases are emitted. The message that we convey is, today every knowledgeable, educated and sensible person cares about the sustainability of the environment and we are one organisation who cares about all this and it became a positive for us rather than a negative. The matter of the fact remains that parents generally decide for their children and they understand that a university which is so mindful about the environment will definitely be mindful about inculcating the right values in their students and will help shape a better future.

Question: What difference does this award make to the people who did not believe in our institution? Do you think they will support us in future, after this recognition?

Answer: This award recognises and establishes, that here is an institution which deeply cares about the environment and sustainable development and the fact that we are the award winner goes on to say that we are excellent at it. A benchmark has been set by our university and we mean business and we do not do any of this to prove anything or gain favours. An award at the national level goes out to prove our seriousness towards it. We insist on propagating this feeling, so that everyone works with us.

Question: Everything comes at a cost sir, so I’d like to know what have we sacrificed to achieve this feat?

Answer: Cost has to be measured in terms of inputs v/s output. Initially, of course, more investment had to be made but look at the payoffs, which are huge and the payoff period, which is so little. An analysis was done, we save 1.2 crore rupees every year and not just that, health is sounder here. A.C. recycles the same air but here, there is always a flow of fresh air. So there is power saving, along with improved health conditions for all and I think cumulative effect is what matters.

But there were other costs too. Initially the local community were not so supportive. And we strongly believe that starting a project starts with connecting with the local community, which in our case, is deeply connected with the environment. But we resolved this with our goodwill. We are working on a stretch of 10 km along the Sabi River to solve the water shortage problem of the area, and bringing the river back to life.  I talked to nearly 24 people from 4-5 villages here, especially the oldest generation who have seen a greener land here and deliberated on bringing back the ‘green-old days’. I explained to them that this is possible only if we work together. Everyone wanted the greenery in our university to extend to the surrounding areas too and so now, they support us.

We explained to them that the water table is going down, it has already gone down from 50 to 400 feet in 10 years, so what will happen in the next 10 years?, so here’s where the trees and plantation drives come in.

Opposition will always be there, but we think we can always overcome it if we are truly passionate and dedicated towards our task. We understand the fact that we need to mobilise the community for the common good.


This interview ended with some words of wisdom by sir on how he tries to lead by example. He said, “Whenever I go back to my village, I drive my own tractor, till my own farm and look after my fields, and try to stay connected with mother earth. And as far as this place goes, I have done only 10 percent of the things I intend to do here and I am yet to do what I came here for”.

He brightened this interview with his military life examples and told us about certain principles that he still swears by. The most important ones being the 3 ‘C’harlies – Character, Competence and Courage and the 3 ‘F’ox dots– Fairness, Firmness and Friendliness. And he feels that all of these are important from his position as everyone should have the courage to go to him when in need or distress.

Inter caste Marriages

A country of diversity, a country which is the largest democracy, with second largest population and one of the fastest growing economies, a country which leads a group of countries where I believe, the highest number of marriages take place every year.

Yeah, I am talking about India.

Human being is a social animal. We live together. Sorry, I mean, we used to…

We used to care genuinely, love and respect. But, today we have worn masks, fake ones; we PRETEND to be what we are not. Our values (so called) which were made for our convenience are in the way of our development and money is becoming more important than our happiness.

Inter caste Marriages, what’s that?

A marriage between people of different castes. Let me be clear, castes were created for our interest by our ancestors and marriage is the union of two people who want to grow, prosper, love and move progressively together in same direction.

Now what has ‘love and growing old together happily’ has to do with CASTE, I  just can’t help but wonder. To add to it further, do we have  the time to think about all this and fight in the name of caste and religion?

Life is a gift, and everyone has the right to live happily in each and every moment one has.

In this civilized and educated era, I cringe when I hear  “What will people say, if our son marries a girl of some other caste?”

In today’s world, people forget a thousand crore rupees scam when its memory in their heads gets overlapped by new layers each passing day. Do you think they really bother?

While these love marriages, mostly inter caste, not only unite two people, it also waves off the customs of dowry and violence as these marriages are based on mutual love and respect and often face a high opposition by the so-called society or the stigma of  the society created by us.

Let’s face the harsh reality, we have turned our back on the real problems, one being the deterioration of our MORAL VALUES resulting in rapes, thefts, murder and what not. Have we done anything on that front or are we just focusing our attention on issues like inter caste marriages?

We are taking a step further, everyday, to cross from the civilized lane to  the uncivilized one. The time has come, to recall that it is an individual who is more important and not the so called customs. With time, we have to evolve for development and prosperity.

Everyone should think about it so as to avoid the unrest in the young world raised by the same.

Post by-

Anoop Kumar Sharma

MBA(F&B), Batch VIII


Eviction Notice

Dear Block,

You are a bad roommate. And the cruel responsibility of telling you to move out has fallen on me since Hope Forever and the twins, Happy and Positive Thoughts still think that you can be given a chance to change. But enough is enough. The Landlady has been kind enough to let you stay rent free all these months while we have to keep working to exist and stay in this beautiful home Mind.

There are plenty of reasons why you are a bad roommate and cannot be given a chance to live here forever. Some of them are:

  1. You just sit around and procrastinate. You nearly killed my dear friend Productivity, by showing her endless and not very useful videos, annoying trolls and what not.
  2. You never pay rent. All of us earn the right to stay here by doing something. Happy and Positive keep the Landlady moving ahead, Sadness brings her in touch with herself and Hope pushes her to keep working. And what do you do? You do not let anyone carry out their jobs.
  3. You are slowly driving everyone out of the home so that you can stay here forever. And that will do nothing but drive The Landlady to poverty, her Mind losing out all the richness that is us.
  4. With your constant diet of useless junk, you sickened Imagination and she is refusing to come back.
  5. Motivation tried to change you. He did. But instead of changing you just drove him away. Nowadays all he does is sit around morosely with that shady Depression and wastes away.
  6. Your best friend Negativity, she stays here and creates a mess. She punched Positive and slapped Hope. That is simply not done.
  7. And I saved your most heinous crime for the last, you tortured and caged the pet, Dreams. You tried to kill it. And that is the last line. You crossed it.

Sorry, but it is time you move away. You are no longer welcome here.

Your ex- Roommate,


Post by-

Nirali Sampat

B.Tech II Year

Google Summer Of Code

Hi there! I am Vignesh, currently in the 3rd year.I wanted to share with you all, a little on my GSoC experience.

So here it is.


Last summer, I was a student developer at Google Summer of Code program. It was perhaps the best interning experience a second year engineering student can have and I hope you know the reasons.

No boss to chase you. No little working cabins.You can work in your preferred time and place, but it is required that you produce the necessary code in the specified time. And, with all these comforts, you get paid, a lot.


I was initially intimidated and even afraid to participate in the program. But thanks to Deepankar bhaiya for pushing me enough. (Though,I couldn’t understand and follow all the “geeky” stuff he told me about. But, you’ll always learn something new while he’s speaking(1001010010010010…) :p)


My project was under Tux4Kids organization. I completed the program successfully and passed the final evaluation. And it’s all about that.


So, this is the process we follow to apply. (That I followed)


  1. Take your time to go through the list of accepted organizations and filter them according to your skill set and interests. You should have done that by now. If not, you still have some time. So, STOP reading this further and go to
  2. Look at their ideas list.
  3. Choose an idea which may interest you.
  4. Work a little on that idea. Do some research. See the posts by other aspirants in the mailing lists or the irc channels.
  5. Showcase your findings to the mentor by whatever medium provided.
  6. Ask constructive questions to the mentors. Ask them to assign you some tasks to prove your skills. Try to solve some bugs in the project with the help of that community.
  7. Take their help to draft your project proposal.
  8. In any case, don’t irritate them.
  9. You can submit a maximum of 5 proposals. But it is recommended to work on few good proposals.
  10. Submit your project proposal a little earlier. You can also send them to your mentors or in the mailing list to get some reviews.


Do your best and don’t care about the results. All the best for your projects!



A post by Vignesh S.

III Year



Bhor Se Saanjh


I personally believe “Dard me kahi har baat kavita ban jaati hai”.

“कुछ दास्तां ज़िन्दगी की यूँ बयां हो गई,

अब लगता है “भोर से साँझ” हो गई”

Bearing this thought in my mind, I began penning down my heartfelt emotions.

So little did I know then that these emotions would one day turn into a book.

“जब कोई न लगा पाया,

मेरे ज़ख्मों पर मरहम,

मेरे मन में एक ख्याल आया,

और मैंने उठाई अपनी कलम..

लिखते समय चिल्ला भी पाई,

और आवाज़ भी न आई…”

The title of the book, “Bhor se Saanjh” is a saga of love and parting,

and understands the boundaries of pain and longing.

I feel that everything with a beginning, always needs an end.

Be it love, or longing.

And as the time from dawn to dusk encompasses a circle of life,

“Bhor se Saanjh” reveals the tiny intricacies that complete the circle.

“ज़िन्दगी में इंसान हर कदम पर ठोकरे जरूर खाता हैं,

साँझ होने के बाद भोर जरूर आता हैं.”.

I would like to dedicate this book to a very important person with whom I share a beautiful bond that can not be described in mere words. She is the one who defines the term “inspiration” to me, and has been and will always be my friend, philosopher and guide.

My sincere thanks to Mrs. Anjali Sharma, the role model of my life and  of “Bhor se Saanjh”.

This book launched on the 5th of March 2016, by Dr. Rajendra Singh Pawar, along with Mr. Vijay Thadani,

Dr. Rajendra Pandey and Mrs. Anjali Sharma, in NIIT University.

भोर से साँझ…

है सबके लिए कागज़ की पुड़ियां,

मेरे लिए है ये मेरे सपनों की दुनिया..

अभी रह गयी कुछ अनकही अनगिनत बातें..

लिखुँगी कभी उनको भी,जब महसूस होंगी मुझे वो आहटें..

संजोकर रखी हैं मैंने इसमें अपनी सारी यादें..

महसूस करते रहना मेरी कही वो सारी बातें..

इसमें लिखी हर बात प्यार की कहानी है,

वो सब मेरी जुबानी है,

जो आप सब को अपनानी है,

सबके दिलों तक पहुँचानी है..


Post by-

Apoorva Garg

B.Tech II Year








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The Project Unplugged

Music is an unending journey. It needs a little spark to ignite, but then spreads like wildfire, bringing happiness to people and helping communicate in a language that is not just defined by a set of grammar.

Pradumn Kumar, a student of the then 1st year used to write poetry and post them on social media websites. Venugopal (violinist, composer) and Pravit (guitarist) were musicians who would perform in odd functions and would look for opportunities to spread the love of music.

It was just another day when Venugopal looked at some of Pradumn’s poetry, and gave music to a poem with the help of Pravit. This resulted in a song called ‘Rehta Mai’, written by Pradumn and composed and sung by Venugopal. They made some of their peers listen to it, and it instantly gained popularity because of the honesty of the lyrics and the innocence of the music. To promote it through a proper channel, a Facebook page was proposed. But all three of them knew that creating a band would not work with just two musicians and a lyricist. Therefore the trio came up with the idea of The Project Unplugged, a group which anyone could be a part of. Any lyricist, instrumentalist or singer could collaborate and create music.

The page slowly gained popularity and more musicians from the university came up wanting to contribute in some way. Soon after Rehta Mai, the sequel to the song, Rehti Mai was composed and became a hit on the page. The trio had roped in another batch-mate Virajita Sharma for the vocals. People started loving this kind of music because it was pure poetry converted into fresh, raw music. The group did not have any recording gear, and used normal mobile microphones. The quality of the song did not lie in the gear, but in the music itself.

Soon, more music started appearing on the page with The Project Unplugged becoming a common platform for the creation of music in the college. After the success of the original two songs, the trio featured Ronak Jain to lend his voice for the song Unkahi Baatein. The latest song the group has worked on is Gunjte Alfaaz, composed and written by Venugopal with Madhawam Agrawal helping with the lyrics too.

The group traveled as an acoustic band to BITS Pilani, where they participated in the Indian music event. The crowd loved the melodies and harmonies created. The group consisted of Venugopal on the violin, Pravit Tuteja, Yash Saxena and Rishabh Chakrabarti on the guitar.

The group has also successfully conducted Bandishe, a live music event which was the first of its kind in the college, since all the music performed are original creations. It had the BITS Pilani team performing with Raghav Mittal also as a vocalist.

These days, Venugopal and Pravit have launched a side series called ‘What We Do For Timepass’, where they cover popular songs using just the violin and guitar. It’s a huge hit on Facebook and was recently launched on YouTube on the group’s official channel.

For the trio, making music is not just another hobby. It’s a way of expressing themselves. This trio will graduate from the college, but the music they have created will always be cherished and will always continue to grow.

Find them on Facebook at and on YouTube at

“Doing good is part of our code”

APOGEE-16 one of the biggest and most reputed Technical Fest of BITS PIlani.

This year, the BITS Firefox Community invited the Mozilla Community of NIIT University  to be a part of their tech fest. A team comprising of the leaders and the members of the Mozilla community participated in the fest.

On the first day, we were greeted warmly by BITS Firefox Community (BFC), it was an informal meeting where both the clubs were introduced. The day ended with a community dinner.

Next day we were invited to participate in a series of events planned under the hood of BFC like performing your bets in events like Wiki Run and Appathon.

We had rounds of technical discussions with the BITS community which helped us to understand the the essence of open web and web literacy, followed by our participation in brainstorming sessions for the better design and usage of the web.

We also had fruitful discussions on Internet Of Things , Community Development  and Data management .

The work done by the BITS Firefox Community which includes coding for Mozilla mission inspired us and helped us in framing our upcoming events. Both the Community leads Harmeet Lamba from BFC and Shivang Shekhar from Mozilla Club-NU resolved for the development of inter community programs, like the Path Finder.

The Path Finder program encompasses –

1. Technology Sharing between both communities from now on.

2. Organizing Online Interaction sessions every month.

3.Organizing Inter Community online challenges every 3 months.

4. Project development.

Project development will take place on inter community basis and both the communities will be involved in upcoming projects.

Also an upcoming technical event is thought of, for understanding cutting edge technologies like(IOT and VR) to be hosted by us.


We also attended a talk by Richard Stallman,  a software freedom activist, and it was truly inspiring.

A round table discussion on Free Software vs Open Source ideology was also conducted.

The second day was also filled with events in which community members took part and performed well.All in all, it was a great learning experience and we are truly thankful to our university, NIIT, for extending their support to us and encouraging us for such amazing learning experiences, both in and outside the campus.


7 Reasons Why You Should Visit Varanasi At Least Once

It’s known variously as the land of temples, the city of Lord Shiva, and most recently, the constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The holy waters of the River Ganga here have received the mortal remains of countless Hindus over the year and the ghats alongside are equal parts chaos and spirituality. The city itself offers a colourful mix of contemporary cafes, pure veg dhabas and tons of shops where you can stock up on everything from rudraksha beads to fine silks. There is no doubt that Varanasi is one of the most compelling destinations in India and is as much a much-visit as Agra or Jaipur. If you’re still not convinced, here are seven top reasons to visit the city at least once in your lifetime.

1. Dashashwamedh Aarti

Dashashwamedh is one of the most sacred ghats on the banks of the Ganges, and never is this more evident than during the daily Ganga Aarti that is performed here. The air is thick with incense and the glowing aartis are nothing short of mesmerising. You can witness this spectacular event on a boat in the river, which is quite an amazing experience.

2. Temples and spirituality


There are hundreds of temples in the city, all which come laden with history and religious significance. Many temples are as old as 500-1000 years. The Kashi Vishwanath and Sankat Mochan temples are the most popular but don’t let that stop you from finding your own favourite place of worship. Unsurprisingly, yoga is deeply entrenched in the local culture and it is easy to source a good yoga master who’ll take you one step closer to achieving unity with the universe.

3. Eclectic cuisine and shopping
Once you have paid your respects to the divine forces, seek out material riches in the form of Banarasi saris, hand-knotted carpets and exquisite woodwork at shopping hubs such as Godowlia and Vishwanath Gali.

In Varanasi, you can also sample cuisines from all over the world or go local and tuck into the most delicious street food (don’t miss Kachori Gali!). The city is full of foodies and you can usually find something tasty to munch on regardless of the time of day. Many good restaurants sit along the river Ganga, so you can enjoy your food while watching the beautiful sunset and the river.

4. Music and concerts

After religion, it is music that courses through the streets of Varanasi. The city has been home to number of maestros, including Ustad Bismillah Khan and Ravi Shankar. One of the most immersive experiences in the city is listening to a classical music concert at the Music Paradise Hall. Find yourself swept away by the trains of the sarod or flute or the rhythm of the tabla.

There are also many music schools in the city should you wish to learn an instrument and there are lots of shops to buy them too.

5. Assi Ghat
Assi Ghat is another good venue from where to witness the Ganga Aarti. It also has several restaurants offering marvellous views of the river.


6. Forts and history
Considered to be the oldest city in India, Varanasi proudly bears the marks of centuries past. Don’t miss the 18th-century Ramnagar Fort which sits solemnly on the eastern bank of the Ganga. Built for the Maharaja of Banaras, it has a museum displaying vintage cars, royal swords and weaponry, ivory artefacts and other antique items. Chunar Fort is about 40km from Varanasi and was built during the time of Babar. It also briefly served as a shelter for Warren Hastings, the first governor-general of India.

7. Sarnath

This holy place, 10km from Varanasi, is where Gautama Buddha first preached to his followers after he attained enlightenment. The grounds are beautifully maintained, with the historical Dhamek Stupa as a centrepiece. Sarnath is also home to stupas and monuments representing the Buddhist traditions of countries such as Japan, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Myanmar.


















This article was published in the Huffington Post



Bhangarh Fort: Asia’s Most Haunted.

At a distance of about 400 kms from Delhi, Bhangarh is famous for its haunted ‘Haveli



A road trip with your friends is just the perfect gettaway for the weekend.




The premises of the fort is prohibited for human movement after 6pm, due to the numerous reports of paranormal activity.




A walk through the main premises starts with a stroll through the Jauhari bazaar, which still boasts of the remnants of the 17th century architecture








The stoned pathway is mostly occupied by langurs and wild animals that surround the vicinity.
The Jauhari bazaar opens into a vast space, which contains the temples and the old post office of the Rajput emperor that reigned Bhangarh.




As of now, the locals extract palm leave from the trees growing in and around the ruins.




The innumerous rumors about paranormal activity inside the fort is nullified by the locals. Yet the fort, even in broad daylight seems spooky to the first time visitor.




The fort, when made stood 7 storeys tall.
Over 300 years, attacked by the extremely vicious Thar temperature, it has now crumbled down to 4 storeys.




The boundaries of the fort run in three parallel layers, which were done in an effort to step up security for the then emperor of the fort.




The interiors of the fort smells of dead animals (or some say dead humans).




The ceilings of the topmost storey which housed the kings room has given in to rugged climate and is mostly broken pillars and huge chunks of stone.

What you take away from this visit to the haunted fort is the impeccable architecture that the Rajput dynasty boasted of.











The Bhangarh skyline is blank.
As if someone specifically prevents households from developing near the area.
Haunted or not? Is your call.




Thank you.





II Year

A Summer In Thailand

Love seafood? Scuba diving? Temples? Adventure? Hospitable crowd? An escape from your monotonous life?

Well, this is the place you ought to visit.


Summer of 2015

An invitation for me to explore Thailand!

Our first stop was Wat Trimitr Vityaram Voravihahn (Temple of the Golden Buddha)

This 700 years old Buddha is a complete marvel. It is made with pure gold and weighs 5.5 tons. It’s value is approx. 28.5 million pounds. The Thai hold this so close to their hearts that they have gone to lengths to ensure its safety. A tourist is given only 30 minutes to park his vehicle and tour the temple. The vehicle is seized by the authority if the time limit is exceeded!

Entering the temple, you are flabbergasted at the sight of gold everywhere. Looking up, one could marvel at the intricate detailing on the gilded roof forever.

Moving onto the next part of the temple, you’ll encounter another golden Buddha, this one is just gilded but it is as mesmerizing as the previous one.

Sitting on one side of the interior of the temple you’ll find a Buddhist monk who is ever so lost in his own reverie that the perpetual chatter of the tourists entering-clicking-leaving the temple doesn’t distract him one bit.

Outside the temple, there are rows of light-weighted small bells, hanging in succession. As a gentle breeze blows, the air is filled with the soothing gentle chimes of these mystical bells. As you feel the breeze on your face, the gentle chiming of the bells brings about a peaceful sensation and a calm to your mind.

As the 30 minutes come to an end, our Thai driver brings about the car and we are off to our next stop.

Wat pho (The temple of the reclining Buddha)

This temple has the gilded statue of the reclining Buddha. Measuring up to 46 m long, it depicts the entry of Buddha into nirvana and the end of all reincarnations.

Exploring the other parts of the temple gives you an intriguing experience. You’ll find all kinds of people, children on school trip, tourists, Thai temple workers taking a nap and passionate artists sitting around the corners, busy with their sketches and paintings, oblivious to the passing time.

The auto-rickshaws in Thailand a.k.a “TUK-TUK”, are lined outside the temple as you exit. To beat the heat, ice-cream vendors are always trying to grab your attention by shouting in their own dialect in quite a comical way.

Day 2 started with the visit to the Safari World.

The first show is a hilariously staged, boxing match between two chimpanzees and, quite an impressive band performance by another group of them. This show was successful in securing all the cheers from the crowd, which included the adults as well as the children. As you explore the safari world, you’ll come across this miniature lake filled with beautiful variety of colorful fishes. One could stay here all day at the edge of this lake admiring it’s beauty.

The sea-lion show is splendid. You could see the sea-lion pulling all kinds of stunts, from balancing a chair on his nose to leaping 7 ft from the water to hit a ball.

School trips are an integral part of the 12 years of schooling. One could see young Thai kids on their school trip to the safari park, moving in a single file, with their hands on the the shoulders of the mate in-front of them. Trying to interact with them wouldn’t get you anywhere, as they are not familiar with any other dialect other than their mother-tongue. But that doesn’t stop them from their single letter questions like, “Camera !?”, “India !?”.

The Dolphin show keeps you at the edge of your seat. With the Dolphins launching themselves from the water to more than 10 ft in the air, it’s marvelous! The synchronization of their jump and the perfect execution of their stunts are breathtaking.

Moving on to the other parts of the park, exotic birds are a common view. You’ll find crocodiles and other animals also, in their respective enclosures.

Some birds are friendly enough to land on your head or your hand, if you have the bird food. Feeding the birds is quite an experience as one can place food on his hands and head and wait for the whole flock to come, cover your body with feathers.

Moving onto the car Safari, one can easily spot these majestic creatures basking in the sunlight or taking a nap in the shade. They roam around freely, without any fear. These Royal Bengal Tigers are one of the endangered species, but thanks to initiatives being taken around the world, their numbers are increasing.

There are bars everywhere in Thailand. But some are quite exotic with their special cuisines be it an Italian bar with its pizzas and pastas or an Irish bar with its signature beer. A perfect place to relax at the end of the day recounting the day’s experience.

The next day we leave for Pattaya, a 150 km road-trip.

A lush green stretch of beautiful landscape welcomes you as you enter the city of Pattaya. As you enter the main city, tall buildings come into view, projecting a mesmerizing view, with the coastline visible just a few kilometers ahead. We leave for Koh-Larn, a beautiful coral island, on a speed boat.

On the way to Koh-larn, you can get off the boat onto a, 30 sq. meters, floating platform for parasailing. Tied to the end of the boat and sailing with the wind, 100 meters over the water, one of the most exhilarating experience ever. It gives you the top-of-the-world feeling, with the view of exquisite Pattaya. It’s a must have experience on one’s bucket-list.

As you get off the boat, you are welcomed by the sight of clear waters and an amazing view of the, 500 meters long, stretch of beach. With all kinds of water sports happening on the island, there is no chance of boredom creeping into your schedule.

A perfect place to sit under the sun with a beer in your hand and tingle your taste-buds with Thai street food or more like Thai beach food. With every passing second that you spend in this country, you fall in love with it all over again.

Coming back to the mainland, one can roam endlessly, traversing the through the streets of the city. The city itself is full of life. You can see people and tourists bustling from one place to another going about their work. You can see small shops and stalls almost every 20 meters selling mouth watering Thai food or really tempting clothes.

Airport Cafe

And the Journey ends right where it began, the Suvarnabhumi Airport.

-Shashank Kumar Pawar