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 09

Free – How to Convert Slides to Digital Images

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 be inserted …

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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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Oct 02

Roaming in Rome

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 in at …

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Sep 25

Venice – The City of Romance

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 setting was …

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