Author: sumit

Why do i trek ……

Firstly some disclaimers I am not a accomplished trekker The list of treks done is not exhaustive I have no formal training in either trekking or mountaineering So the question is why does one trek, I mean why would one wish to indulge in multi day treks. Coming from the background that I am from,

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What lies ahead …..

Today, I sat down to jot down what I wish to experience in the next five years or so .It is said that one should not plan too much especially about those aspects that one desires wholeheartedly but the last few months have seen a lot of personal turmoil that have somehow caused me immense

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Kashmir , a paradise crisscrossed ….

Paradise on earth or the Urdu term called Jannat etc etc there are many names by which this land is called and for me it was my second occasion to step foot on this land. Though the first time was a transit halt as was the case this time also, but this halt was for

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My thoughts on the Gitzo Systematic Tripods

Tripods are the Photographer’s best friend as well as a pain to have around, ask anyone and the emotions are always coupled together. They are needed, and they justify their place when a landscape photographer is out in the field doing what he loves the most but carrying them does take a toll. Hence many

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Photography Gear while on a trek

Trekking into the mountains is an addictive passion of mine and it is an attraction  that allows me to indulge in the other passion that I have , which is photography. The location and vistas that one sees while on a trek are enthralling to say the least and very soothing but then to indulge

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Yelkot Yelkot Jaya Malhara – Khandoba

There are many shrines devoted to Lord Shiva across the length and breadth of this country and they worship him in many forms in accordance with the various legends that he is associated with. One such unique shrine is Martanda Bhairva temple at Jejuri Maharashtra. Jejuri is 38 km from Pune and is one of

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Ashtavinayak – The Eight Ganesha’s

Sometime last month, it delved in me to go and submit myself in to the presence of Lord Ganesha, the persona of prosperity, learning and remover of obstacles. In the Hindu scriptures, Lord Ganesha holds a very unique and important position amongst all the various Gods and Goddesses, for he is remembered and paid homage

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The step to see all the 12 Jyotirlingas – Bheemashankar Jyotirlinga

Karpoor Gauram Karunnaavataram Sansaar Saaram Bhugendra Haaram Sadaa Vasantam Hridyaarvinde Bhavam Bhavaani Sahitam Namaami   // I bow to Lord Shiva, the omnipresent // Jyotirlingas are special shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva since ancient times. Out here Lord Shiva is worshiped in the form of a Jyotirlinga (Lingam of light). There are 12 Jyotirlingas in

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Things to see when visiting Karwar, Karnataka

The geographical division of India mentions of a narrow coastal strip on the west coast facing the Arabian Sea. It starts from the Gulf of Kutch and Gulf of Kambhat and extends right till Kanyakumari, known by different names in different regions. In the region south of Maharashtra and covering Goa it is known as

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Reaching Mumbai by Road …

Last week I had the opportunity to cross over from the state of Karnataka into the Maharashtra , two states that are so critical and important to India in their own way and  intricately connected by National Highway 48. Maharashtra , the second most populas state in India and home to #Mumbai , the financial

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