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“When i wandered on mystical shores in Ladakh” – Memories of Tso & Taal

Few signatures of faith do it with such breezy panache. The prayer flags of Buddhism – a vivid surprise, an impermanent gateway, strung over the deserted toad between rocks or pillars of earth. They are new, not weathered, flirting with the sun like blue, white, red, green and yellow beads. Each is an ode to

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Footprints through time : Lord Shiva & Devi Parvati ( Kalimath & Triyugi Narayan)

Sometimes we come across places that are so deep in history that when they unravel themselves leave a deep impact on the individual’s mind. This article will attempt to speak about two such places in the state of Uttarakhand. On  a bright blue morning when I was in Uttarkhand visiting places, I heard about a

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My journey to the Paanch Prayags !!!

Uttarakhand , the moment this name figures in conversations  the primary thought that run through the mind are two : Himalaya and Spiritual Belief.  This state has been the focal point for the above two factors right from the ancient times. It has been the gateway to spiritual belief and becoming one with nature right

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Ganjifa and the Royal Patronage

During the course of travel to offbeat destinations, one comes across unique arts, practices and folklore which are a link to the rich historical past that our country possesses. In this context I came across “Ganjifa” History   Ganjifa the name of an ancient Indian game of cards, which was popularized during the reign of

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My preliminary thoughts on the Alps Mountaineering (Chaos II )-2 Man Tent

Sometimes one picks up an activity out of curiosity and pretty soon it dawns that this activity engrosses you to such an extent that it becomes an integral part of the life. Hiking/Trekking is one such activity that has happened to me, though I picked it up quite late yet am drawn to it in

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Comprehensive guide to Motorable Passes in Ladakh

That is at bottom after close to two weeks on the road the only thought to keep moving ahead, when carefully prepared plans are hanging like a stack of dominos swaying with every burst of wind from circumstances. Ladakh, the gateway to many a imagination, the harbinger of joy and struggle, of peace and tranquility.

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Historical Tales – Wai & Panchgani

The goal that I had set for myself was to see as many places as possible within India and that these would not be the normal tourist destinations. Though I had several smaller trips jotted down in my list WAI was definitely not one of them Wai was seen to be perfectly  doable with Panchgani

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To Bola,” Ganapati Bappa Morya

Its that time of the year again, when Lord Ganesha comes visiting his devotee. Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated all over the country, indeed Lord Ganesh is one of the most loved gods in the Hindu mythology but it is in the cities of Mumbai and Pune where this festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm and

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Thoughts on Bison River Resort Dandeli

Western Ghats, The Sahyadari; call it as you desire but one of the most iconic and historical mountain range of Indian Subcontinent, diverse in its biological flora and fauna running along the west coast f India, it is a mind boggling feat of nature and for nature lovers it offers a passage back in time

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Syntheri Rocks : Ravines of the era gone by !!!

Yet another weekend approached and I was faced with the dilemma of where to go in a single day yet be back by the night. So back to google maps and just look at the various names that pop up. This is how I stumbled upon yet another gem called Syntheri Rocks. The name sounded

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