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Chill in Himachal – Part 2

A glimpse of Parvati Valley Kasol After a relaxing couple of days in quiet Malana, we made way to Kasol, a place that is most likely second home to hippies. And true to its image, you come across people with…
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Chill in Himachal – Part 1

Malana – A Unique Journey Robert Louis Stevenson’s once said “to travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive;” Wonder if he said this on or after a journey to Himachal, a place known for its’ picturesque valleys, snow…
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Srinagar – a mixed bag of emotions

After traveling to Srinagar a few times, both as tourist and traveler, I finally seem to get a hang of the place. Regardless of the time of the year, my experience with Srinagar remained the same. In short, I am…
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Kolkata – A musical affair

When you think of traveling somewhere, a metro city is not what comes to mind. But, I couldn’t count days soon enough for Kolkata. The reason: Dover Lane Music Conference; a musical feast of 4 nights (no typo there) of…
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Faith

Travel is as much an inward journey as it is outward. Every situation, every person you meet, a story you heard or a book you read, everything has an ability to challenge your underlying beliefs and judgments. One such story…
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Illusionary world

When trials and triumphs define who we are When man is classified either good or bad When ‘feeling’ becomes an obscene word life turns mechanical of sorts A complex web of contradictions as grey matter rules the world Where love…
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Auroville…..Hype or Reality

“Auroville – a universal town of humanity with its quiet spiritual experience is a must-see in Pondicherry,” pointed a website during my research. I desperately needed a break from routine and when a friend from Chennai agreed to join, we headed…
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Hampi – An Inner Journey

Free from thinking but not the thoughts Liberated from boundaries, real or not In layers of consciousness I see Barriers of mind melting away I close my eyes and hear Gentle rustling of the leaves Beautiful butterflies fly close by…
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Goa, memories of unabashed freedom

For once I can say, I too lived in the moment Few days of freedom unlike any before Where time didn’t dictate a task list of things to do Sun rising and setting a very thing of joy It didn’t…
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