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…

Loud silence…

They say the ones that know the most are the quietest… Here is a mute spectator, standing its ground for over 1300 years, witnessing the vagaries of nature, and of the people; its wind weathered sculptures, a testimony to time itself….! Sometimes, silence is loud…..  

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…

is there, or is there not?!

A believer might say, God is up there, and the spires help in symbolizing the fact. The non-believer might just say, it is a beautiful piece of architecture; no more, no less. The scientifically inclined might say, there are no gods, they were advanced humans, back-pedalling in time to reach us…. Irrespective of what one believes,…

Some days…..

Some days, the sky alone takes one far away from reality, a land where the most mundane morphs into something of indescribable beauty….

A crazy relationship that!

  A crazy relationship…. Despite the physical proximity, they couldn’t have been more different… Him, happy with the views around him, his home; not rushed by anything, wise with age.. while her, the tempestuous nature in utter contrast to his stoic silence. Her quest for the unseen and the unknown will take her far away;…

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…