My baby-passport

Here is a copy of my first passport issued by the Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi, UAE on 26 September 1981. I was two years old then.

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Driving in foreign lands

I have two driving licences; the one issued by Indian authorities permits me to drive cars with manual transmission and the one issued by the UAE authorities permits me to drive cars with automatic transmission. Personally, I am more confident driving automatic cars. I love SUVs. I have driven in India and continue to drive in the UAE, where I am a resident since 2008. I also had the opportunity to drive in foreign lands.

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Mamma mia! Island-hopping in Greece – Part 3

(This post follows ‘Mamma mia! Island-hopping in Greece – Part 2’ posted on 30 Aug 2017)

It was a bumpy ride; I was almost going to throw up. Boat rides and cruises look more appealing than they actually are. We reached Santorini seaport. Our pick-up was there holding a placard with our names on it. We rode uphill along the windings and were dropped at El Greco, a boutique hotel on the main street in Fira.

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Mamma mia! Island-hopping in Greece – Part 2

(This post follows ‘Mamma mia! Island-hopping in Greece – Part 1’ posted on 10 Aug 2017)

Next morning, we were back at the Piraeus port to board the Superjet speedboat to the Cycladic island of Mykonos. We boarded the speedboat and settled in our seats. However, the boat didn’t pull out. A little later, many passengers started getting off. It looked like something was not right. We asked one of the officers. He informed that the weather did not permit for the speedboat to set out. We too alighted the boat.

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Mamma mia! Island-hopping in Greece – Part 1

(This post follows ‘Our holiday in the ruins’ posted on 30 July 2017)

After a tiring but enlightening tour of Greece’s great historic sites in the inlands, we were all set for a relaxing visit to the quaint islands of the Hellenic Republic. We started with the three islands in the Saronic gulf: Hydra, Poros and Aegina.

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