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.Continue reading “Mornings in the Mountains”
I was very young when my parents along with some family friends had planned a visit to South India. Until then I had only seen that part of the country on maps. And of course, I had no idea then that I would eventually move for studies & work (& live – it’s been a decade now) in one of the cities down south.Continue reading “Dhanushkodi – The Ghost Town of India”
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.Continue reading “Love Affair with the Mountains”
Though I had traveled to Dehradun many times, I never explored the city much (except for food). Dehradun was almost always just a transit when I was headed for treks in the Himalayas of Uttarakhand.Continue reading “A Visit to the Robber’s Cave in Uttarakhand”
“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 …”
~Musings~Continue reading “Just a thought”
The sun was shining bright in the clear sky. The breeze was getting warm with the mercury rising constantly. The port was busy with the incessant arrivals and departures of archaic ships laden with goods and wealth, the cargo being loaded and unloaded ceaselessly.Continue reading “Mahabalipuram – Beyond The Sand and Beach”
I purposely walked a slow walk, so I could be alone – at least for some time.
I wanted to live that moment quietly and absorb it fully.
Aware of every single breath I drew, I focused on my steps, walking at my own, unhurried pace.Continue reading “Winter Wonderland: Kedarkantha Peak”
She has beauty and charisma. She is vibrant and has an undying spirit. Every breath – a rhythm, she is bustling with energy and a fire in her belly. They call her Mumbai – I have known her as Bombay – a city with a soul.Continue reading “I know her as Bombay”