Tag: travel

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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My review of the Rexing V1 Dashcam for vehicles

I generally drive my vehicle a lot and this includes substantial highway driving at all hours of the day or night. When we are on the road one of the critical aspects is Safety and in this the interaction with fellow drivers on the road assumes vital significance. There is a important requirement to have

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Thoughts on RavPower 24W solar panel for the backpack traveler

One of the most critical aspects of a trek or a road trip is availability of power in order to charge various critical components like the smart phone, GPS device, power banks as well as a wide variety of batteries for sundry gadgets whose availability is critical ( Read here how to extact more from a

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The review of the Gregory Baltoro 75 Lts Backpack : a game-changer in backpacks

So the other day I was told to undertake a preliminary review of the Gregory Baltoro backpack (75 L) . By now I have had my share of experience with the Symbian 70 from Quechua, Exposure 5000 series from Seek Outside. So, the opportunity to review the Gregory Baltoro backpack was welcome indeed. History. The

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My review of Sony’s NW-WS413 walkman

Running is one of the most pleasurable and motivating aspects these days. For me as an individual running has been an activity that I have indulged in since childhood but as years have flown by I realized that the spark in running had diminished and I was finding it more n more daunting. Then I

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My preliminary thoughts on Mountaineering Glasses – The Julbo Sherpa

When we talk about the concept of trekking in deep snow or winter trips to deep snow covered places, there are many preparations that we pay attention to and one aspect of these is the glasses. As soon an enthusiasts and serious individuals started foraying into the world of mountains, the one thing that they

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A strand of Tibet in Karnataka – Mundgod

There is a small town in Uttara Kannada, lying in the midst of the Western Ghats which has gained prominence amongst Indian travelers of late however from a alternate perspective it is of great importance. The town of Mundgod on the Hubli -Sirsi route ( NH 52 ) would not have gained recognition nationally if 

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LA SPORTIVA NEPAL EVO GTX REVIEW

Our feet are incredibly complex. The foot balances support absorbs shock and helps maintain cooling; in return the demands on footwear are equally complex. Hence the design of the footwear has to begin with the foot itself. I have been a late starter in pursuing my passion for trekking in mountainous terrain and my initial

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A little talk about lenses and their strong points

It was the end of 2013 that I first ventured into the realm of DSLRs with the purchase of the Canon 70D. Why Canon?? Why not Nikon or Sony?? Well honestly, my awareness was more with regard to the name Canon compared to Nikon, hence I opted for Canon and it was largely good fortune

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When i went looking for the most ancient temple in GOA

OM, Tryambakam Yajamahe Sugandhim Pushti-vardhanam Urvarukamiva bhandhanan Mrityor mukshiya mamritat   Lord Rudra, the one who is omnipresent having no beginning and no end. The state of Uttarakhand( read here on Uttarakhand) is world renowned with a number of iconic temples dedicated to Lord Shiva with the most famous of them known as Kedarnath (

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