July 6, 2018

Kashmir – My Story from Doubt to Faith

Kashmir has been a very subtle reminder that poetry needn’t reside in pages and words alone. And that people can still be kind...

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June 13, 2018

Char Dham Yatra – Finding Devotion in Destruction

I have things to say. We are all playing fast and loose with what we proudly call ‘faith’ and the Char Dham is bearing...

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January 18, 2018

Pindari Glacier Trek – Ringing in the New Year with Devi’s Guardians

Far-flung villages. Glaciers. Rivers. Nanda Devi. Her Guardians. In an age of less time, this was sheer timelessness. And it's all you need to...

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November 6, 2017

Why do we love the Himalaya?

What is the Himalaya? For some it is but a group of mountains – nameless, snowy, green, and rugged and all kinds. For others…

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October 26, 2017

Deoria Tal – Of Epics, Myths and Himalaya

If you’ve grown up watching the Mahabharata being aired on Doordarshan or read the book, you’d probably remember this story too.

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October 26, 2017

Deoria Tal Trek – A Complete Guide

All you need to know about the Deoria Tal Trek. How to get there, details about the trek, where to stay and how much...

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October 18, 2017

Chandrashila – Why THIS should be Your First Trek

I’ve got six words for you – Initiation into the world of Himalaya. That and it’s one of the easier, shorter treks out there...

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July 29, 2017

Binsar – Romancing Old-world Wilderness and the Himalaya

When in Binsar, all you can do is nothing, and that is the best thing about it. It’s dense, scenic, quiet, well-known yet unexplored...

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July 15, 2017

Madhmaheshwar Trek – A Complete Guide

All you need to know about the Madhmaheshwar Trek. How to get there, details about the trek and where to stay and how much...

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July 10, 2017

Tsomgo Lake – A Misadventure of the Placid Kind

Despite unpredictable weather, it was a trip worth taking and teasing with, all the more reason for a quick return to this wondrously mystic...

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June 15, 2017

Mehrangarh Fort – The Ballad of Royalty

Walk your way, as I did, through more than 500 years of history, intrigue and beauty summed up by this giant - The Mehrangarh...

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Tibetran Prayer Wheel.
June 15, 2017

Tibetan Prayer Wheel – What’s That Text?

Ever wondered what’s that text carved on Tibetan Prayer Wheels and what does it mean? It is the Mani Mantra - Oṃ maṇi padme...

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