Category Archive: Asia

Mar 04

Maha Kumbh 2013 – An Experience

“Mind Boggling” is a puny word to describe the grandness and scale of Maha Kumbh 2013 at Allahabad, India. You would have read/seen countless accounts describing the world’s largest fair (Maha Kumbh Mela). I however will stray away from the usual narratives about the camps, groups, holy men (shadhus), divine experiences or miracles and put …

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Dec 14

Raid de Himalaya – The Incredible Journey Ends

Article first published as Raid de Himalaya – The Incredible Journey Ends on Technorati. Continuing from where I had left… There was no spare tyre at our disposal even now and the distance to cover was huge. Driving slow and steadily was the only option we had. We arrived at Pang after crossing Nakeela Pass …

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Dec 06

Raid de Himalaya – Stranded in Sarchu

One good thing about our group was that we did not panic in any situation. Things seldom go according to our plans and when you are in Raid de Himalaya, things not going according to plan is implied (with a double underline!). After crossing Bara-lacha la and covering some distance towards Sarchu our own little …

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Nov 27

Raid de Himalaya – Incredible Drive

Raid de Himalaya 2011 – Satisfied with our performance so far, we continued on our journey to Manali. We tried sleeping on and off during the drive. There is one certain thing that I had learned up till now; which was to sleep and eat whenever available. Believe me; going with that mindset saved me …

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Nov 16

Raid de Himalaya – The race starts

Raid de Himalaya 2011 – It was an early morning start the next day after “Scrutiny”. We woke up at 5:30 A.M and at 7:00 A.M were at Jutogh Army Cantonment, Shimla. Fully armed (with our camera gear of course) we entered the cantonment for a shoot (a photo shoot!). Yes! We were there to …

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Nov 09

Raid de Himalaya – Our Preparation

Raid de Himalaya – As a kid, the adventurous me always wanted to travel to the mountains. Not just any mountains, I wanted to explore the upper reaches of the Himalayas. The mystical names of the passes, valleys and places always sent a rush down the spine without fail. Last year during the month of …

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Sep 12

Un Magnifique Royaume, The Kingdom of Bhutan

I wanted to make the most of my stay in Kolkata, India and seized any opportunity to travel with both hands. I can never let a long weekend go to waste and the weekend of 10th March 2006 was no exception. Kolkata is a hub for travel to far eastern places in India. Contrary to …

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Jul 20

Rameswaram – A Pilgrimage

Rameswaram, a religious island in India is considered amongst the holiest places on Earth. The whole town is centered around the main temple (Ramanathaswamy Temple). The temple is huge and has long corridors..in fact longest in the world, with 1200 pillars in just the outer corridor. This is one of the places where people can …

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