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When i headed into the White Spiti ( concluding segment )

 The morning was splendid after a good sleep buried in layers of heavy quilts in a mud room. When i looked at the windows they were all frosted which indicated how much the mercury had fallen in the night . The sun was coming over the nearby peaks as i made my way outside. The

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when i headed into the White Spiti ( sequel one )

I have hardly felt as low as i felt in the days leading to the commencement of my journey to the Middle Kingdom. The mind is a complex being and so is the heart. The combination of these two when they are on a downward trend is formidable and the human being has to really

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My thoughts on the workhorse mid layer from RAB clothing : Caliber Pants

One of the key aspects to being outdoors in alpine conditions  is the clothing and if one goes wrong in this, the tenacity and success of the trek itself in addition to Self-Safety is in jeopardy. Just because it is cold does not mean that one cannot go outside and do what we want to

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Ready reckoner for fuel requirement in Ladakh

Intro.     Road trips into the mountains and particularly into the Himalayan regions are meant to be pleasant fulfilling memorable yet challenging in order to get that satisfaction that comes from accomplishing something worthwhile. However right preparation is essential to ensure that the road trip does not turn in to something of a major disaster with

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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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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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WILD LANDS OF KUTCH

The concluding part of the Kutch Expedition , as we venture deeper into the arid vastness of the Rann and its surrounding regions . DAY IV : Dholavira-Bhuj I left Dholavira early as  had a long way to cover and as i retraced my path towards Rapar I was feeling warm within to have been

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WILD LANDS OF KUTCH

1030 in the morning and I am on a lonely sand swept broken road, camouflaged desert bunkers are all around me and I can imagine sharp eyes peering at me through the slits. This is the region of harsh reality far long away from the touristic hordes that visit Kutch advertised by Mr Amitabh Bachhan.

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