The Blissful Beauty of Badrinath

Continued from ‘Jab We Visited Kedarnath’ Day 3 Badrinath We straightaway took off for our next halt – Auli. Thankfully it was a long journey because I slept for most of it and woke up when the loo had turned into a pleasant breeze. I rolled down the window and felt my fatigue of hours…

Jab We Visited Kedarnath

  It had almost been a year since I’d visited Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh for a 15-day volunteer program. Apart from a memorable 2-day visit to Chikmagalur in October last year, I had hardly seen the hills in the last one year. Saying that I was craving them, would be an understatement. I started to…

Finding Peace in basics – A weekend visit to Gokarna

Why do we click pictures and save them? What does looking at old pictures do to us? Looking at an old picture does nothing but take us back to that very moment when that picture was captured. It enables us to relive that moment which is now clouded with hundreds of other moments, emotions, complaints,…

A Day Date With Himachal’s Blue-Eyed Tea Capital – Palampur

The first time my little ears heard the name that sounded similar to ‘Palampur’ was when I watched ‘Raja Hindustani’ in 1996. Remember Aarti’s hometown and Raja’s home with misty air, a copse of trees, vast green meadows? Who won’t fall in love in the lap of such a paradisiacal abode? They called it Palankhet…

How To Do Triund In A Day

Undoubtedly, planning a trip is the most exciting part of it, but do you know what is even more exciting than a plan? Spontaneity. One of the most popular hiking destinations of Himachal Pradesh – Triund in Dharamkot also easily makes for one of India’s cleanest and the most picturesque trekking points. You might think…

कही डूब ना जाए 

इस सूरज के चले जाने से जाने क्यों लोग घबराते है जब ये नन्ही बूँदें बरसती है सड़के खाली क्यों हो जाती है ? क्यों लोग अक्सर  छाओ में पनाह ढूंढा करते है क्यों ना खुले आसमा को अपना खुदा ना समझते है खुदा ना सही इश्क़ ही सही कभी इन बूंदो को गले लगा…

And then it poured.

Night was dark Lights were mum The wild winds Had left their shores Soft chitter chatter Breezy pitter patter They roared & flew Like nothing was new And then it poured. They whispered a moan Murmuring through the water They looked for their home Lost & livid They knew not where to go Rushing and…