Pretty Scenes from Majuli – the River Island on Brahmaputra

Pretty scenes from Majuli, #1

The tiny river island Majuli on Brahmaputra in Assam is a true beauty, and not just in terms of nature, but also it’s people and the many age-old stories depicting the interesting culture and traditions of Assam.

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Missing the Mountains on International Mountain Day

Celebrating the International Mountain Day by learning and updating myself with a bit more about them. This year’s theme for the Mountain Day is Mountain Biodiversity. If you too are interested to know/learn more, check this piece on UN page

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Pondicherry: Old Port and Pier

“Only fishermen are allowed on the Pier”, one of two lady Constables who were patrolling the area told me. I had asked them if I could walk on the pier. So I checked if I could walk on the shore around and under it, they nodded a yes.

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No Rules Art: Painting Colourful Birds

We all had plans for 2020, but 2020 had different plans for all of us. In retrospect, I didn’t really had any ‘plans’, for the first time perhaps. I’d always have some travel planned, but for some reason after spending 2 months in Assam for a project when I returned home I decided not to plan anything for a few months at least and just be. And the rest, as they say, is a history.

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Somewhere Out There…

Of all the things you hear,

Of all the things you see,

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Sunrise on Pamban Island

There was just a hint of light in the dark skies at the early hours of dawn. But places such as these are always buzzing with people, that time too, there were far too many people around me.

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World Mental Health Day – we are in this together

The year 2020 has been very strange and for many of us. It seems unbelievable that we are already in the last quarter of the year. The whole year feels like it just zoomed past.

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Harshil to Mukhba: A Leisure Hike

Though at first I thought of walking from Harshil to Mukhba village – the winter abode of Ganga ji from the shrine at Gangotri, I didn’t. The tiny village of Mukhba is about 3ish km from Harshil – the charming Himalayan valley by the banks of Bhagirathi.

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Ink Drawings: Snowy Mountains

So recently I have indulged in drawing these dots and dashes artwork using the pigma fineliners. These artworks are fun to do plus they are super easy, super quick and super relaxing.

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Himalayan Wilderness

Gaumukh – the snout of the Gangotri Glacier, and the source of river Ganga or the Ganges, deep inside the Gangotri National Park in Uttarakhand. It once resembled the snout of a cow, which explains the name “Gaumukh” or “Gomukh” (which is what the word means in local parlance).

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