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Taktsang monastery also known as Tiger's nest is a sacred Buddhist site, located pre-cariously on a cliff in upper Paro valley at an altitude of 10000 feet. Its believed that Guru Padmasambhava flew on the back of a tigress to this site, meditated here and established Buddhism. The... read more...
10-Jan-2017 • 133 views
I am not an animal person but I would like to share an incident: This happened during trek to the Taktsang monastery in Bhutan. We were a group of 6 people and were climbing down the monastery. It was after 4 pm that we started the trek down and darkness... read more...
20-Apr-2017 • 105 views
I have been driving a 2 wheeler since 20 years and a 4 wheeler since a couple of years and this is my personal take on the subject: People are in such a hurry to be in the front of everyone that they jump lanes, overtake from the wrong side... read more...
20-Apr-2017 • 137 views
This question seems to be floating in my mind so often (most of the times while driving:)) - whether it is driving on the roads, standing in a queue, following etiquettes at work, public places or while using a cell phone and n number of other day to day things. Or... read more...
20-Apr-2017 • 113 views
Life used to be so simple a few years back… We had to attend the school, pass the exams with good grades to have a successful career and be content with mundane things. But those were the times we used to think of growing up. Who would have thought... read more...
03-May-2017 • 147 views
Gokarna is a small coastal town situated in North Karnataka which is famous for its beaches and temples and is an important Hindu pilgrimage site. It is aroud 700 kms from Mumbai and 150 kms from Goa. The drive to Gokarna is scenic with Western Ghats on one side and... read more...
28-Jun-2017 • 134 views
What does a true friend mean? I don’t have an answer to the above question but I think as you mature in life, gain experiences and face challenging situations – you start to understand the meaning of a true friend. Through this article I want to thank my... read more...
07-Jul-2017 • 177 views
It was on this day, two years back that I had a very scary experience. For the first time in my life, my flight got cancelled and I was stranded at Leh. I had a connecting flight from Delhi which obviously I missed and I was so frantic that I... read more...
13-Jul-2017 • 130 views
Ladakh was in my bucket list since a while and 2 years back in July i got the opportunity to travel there.The flight from Delhi to Leh is a spectacle in itself and the views of snow covered peaks that you see from above are hard to forget. Leh... read more...
15-Sep-2017 • 109 views
My tryst with travel began as a means to escape the mundane things of life and gradually became an addiction. And, somehow along the way, I turned from a tourist into a traveller. Travel is a powerful teaching tool and I would like to share a few things that I... read more...
10-Oct-2017 • 139 views
International Women’s Day is being celebrated today everywhere but is it enough for us females? Women will be made to feel special today, pampered, offered discounts at all the stores and hotels but what after today? I am not against this celebration but I just want women to... read more...
08-Mar-2018 • 132 views
Life is a very harsh teacher, it takes a test first and then teaches us a lesson which we are very unlikely to forget. What I got to learn in the last couple of years is that life is unpredictable. We all know this but still we keep on procrastinating... read more...
23-May-2018 • 148 views
She came to know about him through a common writer friend on FB. She checked his profile and started reading his blogs. He was doing very well in his field but his passion was writing and that reflected through his blogs. She got hooked to his easy to read, simple... read more...
09-Sep-2018 • 103 views
Sonapani is a small place situated in Nainital district of Kumaon division, Uttarakhand. It is approximately 70 kms from Kathgodam near Satoli village. It has a good road connectivity from Kathgodam/Haldwani railway stations and the entire drive is through dense forests of pine and deodar trees providing beautiful views... read more...
01-Dec-2018 • 128 views
It was a chilly November morning on the last day of my trip and I was ready to come back home. I had to take an early morning train from Kathgodam to Old Delhi and then a flight from Delhi to my hometown. All the bookings were confirmed, I had... read more...
08-Feb-2019 • 121 views
It has been said that there is no age limit to learn anything. Before a few years, I enrolled myself in a music class for piano lessons. I started learning classical music and harmonium very early and continued till my primary school but afterwards I couldn't continue due to... read more...
15-Mar-2019 • 127 views
I was in Bhutan a couple of years back and trekking the Taktsang monastery. The ascending trek takes about 3 to 4 hours through dense pine trees and rhododenron shrubs. While trekking it is very common to smile and make small talk with the people you meet on the way... read more...
22-May-2019 • 115 views
In this chaotic life, do find some time to enjoy simple pleasures. I am listing some here: Waking up fresh early morning after a sound sleep and no alarm Cycling in morning with less traffic Smile of a child Smell of earth after first rain Enjoying chai-pakoda/corn in... read more...
15-Jun-2019 • 107 views
On a very rainy July day, I was waiting at Lonawala railway station for my train to Pune. I had reservation in a late evening train but wanted to prepone my journey so I went at the reservation counter where I saw two elderly females of other country trying to... read more...
01-Nov-2019 • 96 views
Before a few years, I had the privilege to meet Deepa Malik – she is an athlete, biker, swimmer and first Indian woman to win medals in Paralympic category. At that time, I didn’t know her story but after meeting her in a corporate event (she was a... read more...
26-Nov-2019 • 103 views
In today’s hectic life everyone is so busy that it is difficult to find peace and tranquillity. We are so used to doing things all the time that we forget sitting idle and doing nothing for a few minutes daily is also good and helps us to recentre... read more...
13-Mar-2020 • 90 views
In this fast-paced life, we are always running - sometimes away from certain things and sometimes towards certain things. Many a times we run on autopilot not even feeling the things we do. All this running in life ultimately takes a toll on our health. It took me many years... read more...
13-Mar-2020 • 101 views
When we are busy in the routine life, we crave freedom from everything and want solitude and when we are just given that, we want routine - Such is the human nature. After accepting our fate for the next few weeks, we should be thankful and utilize this time for the... read more...
28-Mar-2020 • 102 views
We need so less and we have so much more; we have much more and we still want more! This lockdown forced me to do some introspection and made me realise that I possess so many unnecessary things! There is so much clutter in our wardrobes, workplace, home and in... read more...
12-Apr-2020 • 95 views
When the first lockdown for 21 days was announced I was like how will these 21 days pass? It was my immediate reaction after the announcement as no one has ever been subjected to such a thing and the concept was a bit difficult to digest initially but here I... read more...
01-Jun-2020 • 128 views

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