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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A Visit to the Robber’s Cave in Uttarakhand

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.

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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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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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Prabalgad Fort in Western Ghats of Maharashtra

Kalavantin Fort as seen from Prabalgad – another fort opposite Kalavantin, where I went trekking and which was a special trek.

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Friday Travel Pic: Baisaran Valley

Sukoon

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Mahabalipuram – Beyond The Sand and Beach

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.

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Winter Wonderland: Kedarkantha Peak

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.

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I know her as Bombay

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.

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Friday Travel Pic, Sanga Choeling Monastery

Serenity!

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