Here are some pics from my visit to Indore (hometown in India) in July 2017.
Mummy enjoying her favourite Mango flavoured ice-cream.
Nasira Baji (my eldest sister), Daddy and Mummy - a casual lunch at home. Nasira Baji is an excellent chef.
Mummy and Daddy enjoying Nasira Baji's cooking.
Daddy, Mummy and Me.
Nasira Baji (elder sis), Mummy and Daddy - visiting relatives.
Stopped by at an outdoor ice-cream shop after dinner.
Mummy and Nasira Baji (eldest sister) with Aunts.
Asif Uncle (Mummy's brother) and Mummy - visiting at his residence.
Osaf Uncle (Mummy's brother) and Mummy.
Visiting Iram's (family-friend's) home - Zain (my nephew), Khurram (Iram's bro), Aunty (Iram's mummy), Nasira Baji, Mummy and Daddy. Enjoying the Haleem dish prepared by Khurram's wife.
Nasira Baji - all smiles :)
Mummy and Nasira Baji.
Daddy, Mummy, Nasira Baji, Zain (my nephew).
Daddy, Mummy, Nasira Baji, and me.
Visiting Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) was a lovely experience. The people are amazingly friendly. I never felt like a stranger in the city for 3 days. There is something about the warm and welcoming nature of the people there, that makes you feel at home.
The image of "Napalm Girl" is the reason my journey to Vietnam begins.
It connects, it speaks, it draws me closer every time I read about it - few years later I see my reflection in it's huge frame (look closer).
This image won the Pulitzer Prize (1972) and World Press Award (1973) for photo-journalism. It captures the moment a 9 year old girl emerges from Napalm bomb attack. Burning skin, shocked child, oblivious US military men - her name is Phan Thị Kim Phúc Oont. She is the living face of the US war crimes in Vietnam, that never stops haunting.
Half a million visitors walk in each year. This is not a tourist attraction, period. Its a walk back in time. A truth, shown with pictures, international news articles and real war artifacts - one that media or modern history does not tell. Its an illustrated history of US War Crimes.
Bell UH1 'Huey' Helicopter - A defeated US helicopter sits near the entrance. Vietnam War was the 1st time …