Mini memoir : Postcards from Girnar, Gujarat

October 2013 : Girnar (Junagadh), Gujarat After a terribly embarrassing episode of climbing the sacred Shatrunjay mountain of Palitana, Gujarat that involved me throwing up at a couple of places and crying hysterically at one point followed by poor attempts at hiding its aftereffects such as inability to move limbs, I declared to myself that …

An unexpected journey to Maldives: About Biyadhoo, budget and boats

I won’t lie. I have a thing for impromptu trips. But so far such trips have been within the radius of a few hundred Kilometers. Never ever in my wildest imagination had I thought that I would take one to the Maldives. Because us middle class people generally don’t do that. But when the universe …

Mini Memoir – Postcards from Andaman

I watched the white sands of Havelock Island disappear into the afternoon haze as our passenger ship roared away from it into the blue waters of the Bay of Bengal. I clicked a few photos before settling down in the lower deck. It was going to be a long uneventful journey and I had practically …

Exploring Tawang – The north eastern gem of India

As we left behind the rugged terrains, pine forests and rustic villages on our way to Tawang, I wondered what else was left to see. I almost declared to myself that the journey was the real deal because nothing could possibly be more beautiful. Somewhere deep down, I also felt the fear of disappointment simmering. …

Journey to Tawang : A Sublime Experience

The majestic yet intimidating landscapes of Arunachal Pradesh intrigue you in every possible way. Your are compelled to surrender to your surroundings here. You know, just like the people who live in these mighty mountains, that you are at the mercy of the nature. It is the raw, earthy and awe striking beauty of this land that makes the whole journey a sublime experience.

Ajanta and Ellora caves : Monuments of a lost civilization

I would like to share some of the photos that I clicked at Ajanta, Ellora and Aurangabad caves in Maharashtra, India during our visit in December 2019 on the occasion of world photography day. Ajanta and Ellora caves need no introduction. These world heritage sites are equally sought after by regular tourists, historians, archeologist and …