Darkest Diwali Ever…

Hope life is treating you well. In this part of the world, festive season is in full swing. We will be celebrating Diwali / Dwipavali, the festival of lights day after tomorrow. As I look outside while typing this, I see the houses bedecked with lights, crackers bursting in the night sky, and I try…

A little elixir and a pinch of salt…the aftermath of the journey ;)

According to the Hindu Mythology, during samudra manthana, the great churn, a container of elixir emerged. And some poison too. The usual enchantment of being in such beautiful places for such a long time was washed off as soon as I hit the workplace floor. The days of being bombarded with work and slogging on things…

Kailash: The 109 th bead :)

This post is the LAST post of a travel recollection from Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2018 via Lipulekh. For a list of posts in their sequence please refer to the following link: Kailash Mansarovar Yatra : The beginning… Continued from the previous post… This post is my 109 th bead. Like completion of a prayer string…

Kailash: The Why…

This post is part of a travel recollection from Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2018 via Lipulekh. For a list of posts in their sequence please refer to the following link: Kailash Mansarovar Yatra : The beginning… It was a warm afternoon in Delhi. I was sitting at the lab of Delhi Heart and Lung Institute, a super speciality hospital…

Kailash: Pithoragarh to Delhi via Jageshwar, Bhimtal and back to Kolkata!

This post is part of a travel recollection from Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2018 via Lipulekh. For a list of posts in their sequence please refer to the following link: Kailash Mansarovar Yatra : The beginning… Continued from the previous post… The distance from Pithoragarh to Delhi is around 500 KMs. That means it would be a need to…

Kailash: Back in the country, Gunji days Part 2 and back to the city

This post is part of a travel recollection from Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2018 via Lipulekh. For a list of posts in their sequence please refer to the following link: Kailash Mansarovar Yatra : The beginning… Continued from the previous post… The one and a half day at Qugu were spent watching the lake Mansarovar change colours while the…

Kailash Parikrama: Day 3 – ZunzuiPu to Darchen and Qugu : Stay at Mansarovar

This post is part of a travel recollection from Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2018 via Lipulekh. For a list of posts in their sequence please refer to the following link: Kailash Mansarovar Yatra : The beginning… Continued from the previous post… The next day after reaching ZunzuiPu, we again started early to reach the place where we were to…

Kailash Parikrama: Day 1 – Darchen, yamdwar to Deraphuk

This post is part of a travel recollection from Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2018 via Lipulekh. For a list of posts in their sequence please refer to the following link: Kailash Mansarovar Yatra : The beginning… Continued from the previous post… Next morning, we were up and running by 9 AM. Food on the Chinese side was basic but…

Kailash: Journey to Nabidhang and Taklakot via Lipulekh

This post is part of a travel recollection from Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2018 via Lipulekh. For a list of posts in their sequence please refer to the following link: Kailash Mansarovar Yatra : The beginning… Continued from the previous post… We started early from Kalapani for the next stop of Nabidhang, which was the last…

Kailash : Journey to Kalapani

This post is part of a travel recollection from Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2018 via Lipulekh. For a list of posts in their sequence please refer to the following link: Kailash Mansarovar Yatra : The beginning… Continued from the previous post… So the actual journey started..the one that requires you to walk and tests your endurance, for good. Ladies…