My small-time Himalayan Sojourn : A suitable ending…

At times, the good things are packaged badly, so much so that the bad packaging hides the good things within completely. 🙂 This happened to me off late, regarding the trip to Kedarnath and Badrinath. You could read the details here in Part1 , Part 2 , Part 3  and last but cirtainly not the least Part…

My Small time Himalayan Sojourn : Joshimath, Badrinath and back..

We started for Badrinath after our unsuccessful attempt to reach Kedarnath Temple from Sitapur. We were a bit disheartened due to our previous experience, but nevertheless, looked forward to the rest of the trip. Both Kedarnath and Badrinath being high altitude shrines, remain closed during the winter months. At those times, two places become temporary…

My Small time Himalayan Sojourn: Haridwar revisited

It always appears to me that any old, matured culture of the world strives to make better human beings out of its followers. Someone said, to be wise means, to be able to care for others. One needs to be able to understand the other person’s point of view in order to be able to…

Sun Temple of Modhera : A rare encounter

Let me start this post with a very familiar Vedic hymn… om bhūr bhuvaḥ svaḥ tát savitúr váreṇ(i)yaṃ bhárgo devásya dhīmahi dhíyo yó naḥ prachodayāt – Rigveda 3.62.10 This is known as the Gayatri mantra. It is found in ancient Vedic text and later has its presence in so called Hindu and in some Buddhist…

Rani ki vaav : An Architectural eye feast

Hi ! I have been a bit silent for some time now. That is because I was pre-occupied with lots of work and then I went out for a short outing to Gujarat including Kutch. The land is indeed vibrant. We were there during Sankranti , the time when the kite festival goes on. But…

The tale of a single shot…

No , this is not about photography. I am not fit for providing any advice on that, infact, I am so bad at it that I consider photography not entirely my cup of tea. But that changed to some extent in recent past. I had a precious opportunity to take a long and hard look…

Merry Christmas!

“Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love!” ~ Hamilton Wright Mabie   Warm wishes for a wonderful holiday season filled with peace, hope, happiness & good health. Merry Christmas, everyone! ✨🎄😊💕

Andaman dreams – Heart of the island – Island of hearts

This is the thirteenth post of my blog, and of my life. And as a coincidence, this post talks about an unfortunate event that forced us to make few changes to the original travel plan. So we reache… Source: Andaman dreams – Heart of the island – Island of hearts

Andaman Dreams – Port Blair

When people go to Andaman Islands, they expect a tropical paradise. What many choose to blissfully ignore is the historical side of it. The city of Port Blair, for example, is filled with memories of our feedom fighters. Head up to the post for more details. Source: Andaman Dreams – Port Blair

Andaman Dreams – D day – Ross and Smith

In a land far far away, lies two small islands saperated by deep sea but still connected…only via a white sand bar, that come up during only low tide. To see the sandbar getting hidden by the water as the high tide comes is a beautiful experience.. read more here… Source: Andaman Dreams – D…