Category Archives: Travel

Dehradun In a Day

Nestled in the Doon Valley between the Ganga and the Yamuna lies Dehradun. A couple of centuries ago (17th) the eldest son of the 7th Sikh Guru camped (Dehra) in the Doon valley which led to its name. Dehradun the capital … Continue reading

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Lepakshi- Where Stones Speak Volumes

I was scouting for a short trip out of Bangalore when Lepakshi caught my attention. I always associated it with the Andhra Pradesh Handicrafts emporium but never realized it was a 2.5 hour ride away from Bangalore. Lepakshi derives its name from … Continue reading

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Walking through Paradise, Rupin Pass Trek

Rupin Pass is an amazing journey through the lower Himalayan ranges (Shivalik) tracing the source of the River Rupin. It begins with a gentle walk through forests and villages and thereafter gets exciting with rocky trails, flowery meadows, edge of … Continue reading

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Vibrant Flowers in Rupin Pass Trail in Himalayas

While walking through the Shivalik Hills in the Himalayas, I would often stop by to smell the flowers, enjoy their uninhibited dance in the rain, loving their many colors dotting the landscape. I don’t know their names, nor do I … Continue reading

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There are No Gods in North Korea

Before you jump to conclusions; that’s the title of the book that I recently read. Of all the countries in the world that I have grouped in different buckets to prioritize my trips; North Korea lies in the bucket which seems … Continue reading

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These are a few of my Favourite Things – Flowers & Lamps from Malaysia

I love walking in new places, in the lanes and bylanes since I believe that it is the best way to explore a place. Here are some pictures from Kuala Lumpur Central Market and Petaling Area, Melaka Jonker Street and … Continue reading

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Tale of Two Street Side Ice Creams; Fried and Stir Fried

Somewhere in in my teens I discovered that Ice Cream was indeed my soul food, something I would relish silently and connect with myself. During a recent trip to Malaysia, as I walked down the streets of Kuala Lumpur, Melaka … Continue reading

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Beating the Malaysian heat with a bowl of Cendol !!

During my recent trip to Malaysia it was all about “Makaan” eating and one thing that intrigued me was “Cendol” that appeared in almost every menu whether street side, mid size or fine dining restaurants. Through my Indian eyes, I … Continue reading

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Spellbound by the Sleeping Buddha – Sandakphu Trek

Buddha is lying in eternal sleep atop the highest point in India on the Kanchenjunga Range. No, it is not a statue like the one in Kushinagar but the snowline that appears like Buddha in deep slumber overlooking and protecting mankind. … Continue reading

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Goodbye to Remember!!

During the Trek to Sandakphu, we would often pass through small villages. Invariably, one of the dogs from the village would lead the way guiding us as far as they could; often dashing ahead with a mild growl if we … Continue reading

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