It is the journey…

Sometimes, the urge to get to the destinations is so overpowering, that it blinds us to the beauty that lies along the way… If only we made the time to just stop and stare; relish the journey, than rush along to the end; to unravel what it has in store would we realise how much…

Hope… Courage… Life…

They said the place closed at 5! They said it got just too dark to be around thereafter. They said it was dangerous. They said it was the land’s end.  It sure seemed to be the land’s end. The canyon so vast and deep made a rumbling river sound no more than a meek trickle….

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A blissful calm, a soothing ray of light reflecting off the sparkling water, the tall gentle slopes around belying the fact that the very foot of the slopes themselves lie at about 13000 feet above the sea level. Such was Chandrataal. A 9km trek seems nothing when 4 nomadic souls trudge, with only one another for company,…

A sunrise

A new day, a new place, a new perspective..

Beauty all around..

Somewhere along a highway to Tibet, a contrast cant be more stark.. The rich blue sky, against a bone dry landscape and a small patch of green orchards.  Beauty all around, all it needs is our time to sit back and enjoy.. If only one could go back in time….

Hope…

The dark clouds with their ominous prescence lurk just at the edge of the village, their shadows threatening to swallow everything in its path; the setting sun keeping it at bay with the very last ounce of it energy.  A scene at Nako, a village tucked away in some of the remote areas of the…

just a moment….

A wise man once said, you blink and you miss… Such was this moment, somewhere along the NH 22, the Hindustan-Tibet road on the stretch between Rampur and Jeori. The river Sutlej snaking its way between the mountains is a common sight even before Rampur. There was however one moment when the valley seemed to stretch…

Solitude….

A solitary man, going about his business of collecting crabs and mollusks from the sea, completely oblivious to the surrounding…. Chennai, India..

Beautiful barren land….

Quite the irony, the title.. But then, such was Spiti. If someone had taught you there can be nothing beautiful in something barren, bring them to Spiti… So vast, with barely any vegetation, and yet so beautiful. The tall mountains, in their varied hues of brown, the stunning blue of the sky offering an amazing…

The Ajanta of the Himalayas…..

  Hours of bus rides on broken roads, countless switchbacks, gales of dust billowing into the bus, fly infested restaurant along the way; they are all worth the effort when the destination has such a view… This probably has the bus station with the view to die for!!! Tabo, I had heard was called the…