Postcard from Ladakh!

  As I watch the people of Ladakh I wonder! I wonder as to how life can be this simple? With such harsh climatic conditions And such minimum facilities! How can people be happy and contented? I then realize one needs to learn to be happy, the expectations or the facilities or the external surroundings…

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The Surahi Dance

On our first day in Leh, there was a cultural dance and music show performed by the Ladakhi localities. One of the dances, the dancers performed was the Surahi dance. The Surahi dance is also known as the Chang Rches. In this dance the dancers place the pots of Chang on their heads and dance.…

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Postcard from Pangong lake

I walk alone with a camera in my hand I walk along the banks of the lake I walk looking at a place where the heaven meets the mountains I walk wondering how anything can be this beautiful and yet so pure I walk alone enjoying the fresh morning air I walk being happy not…

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My “Australian” bucket list – tick tick tick!

While browsing through my old pictures, I found my notes that had the bucket list I wanted to cover in Australia. This included visiting places and the experiences that I wanted to have. I had created this year probably 5 years ago before I arrived in Australia. I have now decided to dedicate a post…

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Each day provides its own gifts!

“Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.” – Arthur Ashe For me success is those small little steps that I take to move forward and to become a better person. I measure my success by all the kind and beautiful messages I receive from people whom…

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Finding Nemo in Langkawi

I was excited to see Nemo. I was jumping up and down with excitement. I had not seen Nemo even in Australia. Let me give you a little bit of background – Nemo is a baby clown fish in the movie – Finding Nemo. In the movie, Nemo is taken by a set of divers…

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Tadiyanmol trek

Tadiyanmol is one of most beautiful and lesser known hikes in the Western Ghats of southern part of India. It is the highest peak in the Coorg or Kodugu district and sixth highest peak in the state Karnataka at an elevation of 5760 feet (1748 meters). Logistics: Hike to the peak: about 14 kilometres from the…

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AirAsia red lounge (Kuala Lumpur)

On my way to New Delhi from Sydney, I had a transit of 12 hours at Kuala Lumpur airport. I did not want to go out of the airport hence I searched for the airline lounges that were available at the airport.  AirAsia has a red lounge where the passengers having connecting flights can rest…

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Budgeted stay in Australia & New Zealand

Why I love hostels? For a regular traveller like me, I prefer staying at hostels because: They are cheap (sometimes I get a bed for as cheap as AUD 27). You meet some amazing and interesting people. I am still friends with some of them I met during my travels. It is safe for a…

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Abseiling! 

I was standing on top of a cliff. I saw people ahead of me (including my friend Vijay) go down one by one. I was last in the queue (of course, I like to panic while others easily get through by going first). My heart was beating faster than normal and I was nervous. ‘Can…

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