Dec 14

Raid de Himalaya – The Incredible Journey Ends

[adrotate group=”1″] 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 …

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Dec 09

Free – How to Convert Slides to Digital Images

[adrotate group=”1″] Did you know that in really old times people used to take photos on slides and transparencies? Of course you know and probably you still have those old memories stacked away somewhere in your attic. The most common slide is the 35mm version on a 2 X 2 cardboard mount. The slide could …

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Dec 06

Raid de Himalaya – Stranded in Sarchu

[adrotate group=”1″] 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 …

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Nov 27

Raid de Himalaya – Incredible Drive

[adrotate group=”1″] 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 …

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Nov 16

Raid de Himalaya – The race starts

[adrotate group=”1″] 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 …

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Nov 09

Raid de Himalaya – Our Preparation

[adrotate group=”1″] 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 …

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Oct 02

Roaming in Rome

[adrotate group=”1″] We arrived at Stazione di Roma Termini from Venice at 21:30 Hrs. and at 22:15 Hrs. we were taking snaps of the Colosseum. Yes, this was exactly as per the plan. I had booked the hotel really close to the railway station, about 50 meters away. All we had to do was check …

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Sep 25

Venice – The City of Romance

[adrotate group=”1″] At 3:30 P.M we arrived at Stazione di Venezia Santa Lucia (Venice Railway station) from Pisa. We stepped out of the station and stood spell bounded by the view in front of us. We were greeted with a “Golden Hour” view of the Grand Canal. It was like stepping into an adventure land. The …

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