Friday Travel Pic: Mountain Winds

It is said that the mountain winds carry the prayers far and wide, blessing everything they touch.

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Sonmarg: The Meadow Of Gold

The alpine valley of Sonmarg located in Jammu and Kashmir, is quite a popular destination in Kashmir and yet it has managed to stay attractive and charming. ‘Sonmarg’ loosely translates to ‘meadow of gold’ and it is rightly so given its enchanting beauty with flowery meadows, snow-clad peaks, glaciers and numerous pristine, alpine  lakes.

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Friday Travel Pic: Zanskar

Our awesome chefs chopping veggies on the frozen Zanskar river!

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Mornings in the Mountains

This is how mornings in the Himalayan mountains look like. This is how the views outside your tent look like when you step out of it, after spending a night of nonstop snowfall, in the middle of nowhere (quite literally) oblivious to the gorgeous peaks and glaciers all around you.

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Love Affair with the Mountains

Have you ever felt weak in the knees? Or had butterflies flutter in your tummy? I have! Yes, I’m talking about falling in love, even before you realize it. And no, I’m not talking about your regular love story, this one is a little different than most. It’s an affair of the heart that began unbeknownst to me and consumed me forever – a story of a deeper, emotional connection with the Himalayan mountains that changed something in me forever.

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Friday Travel Pic: Ladakh

Julley from Ladakh!

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An Ode to the Mountains

Every time that I was in the mountains, I have learned so much & felt utterly blessed. I’ve experienced the abundance and it’s overwhelming.

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Some Places Are Like Poems

“गहरी नीली शाम, सर्द बर्फीली हवा,
बारिश की कुछ हलकी बूँदें
कांगडी़ की ज़रा-सी आंच
दूर बादलों से झांकते ऊँचे-ऊँचे पहाड़
कच्चे-पक्के ख्वाब-सा, ज्यादा-ज्यादा सच-सा, एक जहाँ हसीं-सा …”

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No Matter What You Do

No matter what you do, or don’t do, someone (or a lot of them) is always going to judge you, label you. Let them.

Sometimes, even those who claim to understand you will judge you. Let them.

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She calls me Zeba

A dream… a story… a memory…

I lay on the prickly brown-green grass, reading a book. I have a lot of time here, in this dream. This little town in the lap of mountains pampers me. I feel like a child in possession of peace and happiness again. I don’t worry about the bills, the job, the monies, the false friends, and even the repercussions of being ‘myself’ with kin. I am far away from all that – I’m with happiness here.

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