Yes, I know. You have seen it a hundred times, if not thousands, on pictures, television, internet, ads, and where not. The architectural wonder from India had found a place in even the Seven Great Wonders of the Earth, which is not a small feat at all. Even the ones who had not been there … More Taj Mahal – Love at First Sight!
When I lied down on the red carpet at the corridor, and glanced at the shining bright Golden Temple past midnight, with rain showers adding a cool sense to my soul and body alike, a three-fork lightning appeared right above the shrine. A flash of a moment. Like enlightenment. And I slept under the magic … More The Lightning and The Golden Temple of Amritsar
One day, I was lying on the couch at a friend’s place pondering about the absurdity of my ongoing life. The Film-school days were over and I was stuck in a nine to five job, making ends meet and wandering afar from my film-making dreams. It happens to everybody – constantly getting out of the … More How Facing the Death Changed Me for the Better
The air of Manali was refreshing, but the hotel guys kept on disturbing for availing their rooms which I respectfully declined. It was only 7 am in the morning. My back was stiffed by the thousands of kilometers of travel in the last twelve days. But the overnight journey from Chandigarh to Manali on a … More A mindless guide to accidentally getting Leh’d
After a hard ride through the Manali-Leh highway, first through the pleasant sceneries and freshness passing the Rohtang pass and then entering the dusty roads surpassing places like Koksar, by 3 in the evening the bus reached a small town called Keylong. The first day ride to Leh town ended here at this place in … More Keylong- My First Time Visit to a Buddhist Monastery
We woke up early and checked out from the hotel in Chopta, and had some black tea, which looked and tasted like something else. Earlier somebody had informed us that a share taxi will be arriving and we could take it to reach the next point, Mandal, and proceed onwards to our journey to Badrinath. … More Journey to Badrinath or The Single most adventurous day of my Life
It was during the trek down the Tunganath to the base camp Chopta. Having spend a horrible night and a failed attempt to trek the mere one kilometer from Tunganath to Chandrasila, I was walking slowly down, without any thought or feelings. I was like a cold piece of meat, emotionless, then. My friends, like … More The day I fought face-to-face with a buffalo
So, having checked in at a hotel in Chopta by 12 noon leaving our luggage there and taking up to more than five hours to trek the three point something kilometres to reach Tungnath, feeling the bliss of reaching after the most tiresome walk I ever had, me and my two friends took time to enjoy the … More That horrible night at 12,000 ft!
Chopta, a small silent village in the mountains of Uttarakhand, had only a few shops and hotels. This place is the base camp for the trek to the Tungnath, the highest Shiva temple in the world and one among the paanch kedars, and further up to Chandrasila. By 12 noon, on reaching the place, we booked one room … More Chopta-Tunganath : The trek to the highest Shiva temple in the world
I felt like going down, and while climbing the steps towards the river, workers were climbing back carrying heavy sacks on their shoulders. I reached the shore, to see sand mining going on, and the sacks were being filled with the same either. But the space, the surrounding, the river, the hills around, and obviously the translucent mist that enveloped the area made it all look like something…. … More RudraPrayag & the Mist of Alaknanda