Auli in June

The road to Joshimath, along River Ganga, India

I have never seen such high mountains. They are majestic, gigantic and intimidating. These mountains are a part of the Nanda Devi Range in the Garhwal Himalayas. The most amazing thing that I realize here are the electric-line towers situated at

12 July, 2008 | Views: 42225

Stopover at Joshimath, Garhwal Himalayas

Enroute Joshimath to badrinath

The bazaars of Joshimath at first sight are full of fresh fruit and dry fruit. Street vendors selling blankets, shawls, eatables are seen in abundance. The blankets and shawls, many of them from Mana, a village beyond Badrinath are not only very

08 July, 2008 | Views: 22692

Why Yoga? - BKS Iyengar

Yoga is a timeless pragmatic science evolved over thousands of years dealing with the physical, moral, mental and spiritual well-being of man as a whole. The first took to systematize this practice was the classic treatise the Yoga Sutras (or

05 July, 2008 | Views: 6973

Weekend in Leh, Ladakh

Buddha at Thikse monastery, Leh, Ladakh

On the highest motorable road to Khardung La pass at 18, 380 feet, near Leh in Ladakh, Professors Neerja and Anadi Pande along with their daughters Sachi and Priyam were mesmerised by the chip-chocolate snow and rock landscape in this part of the

04 July, 2008 | Views: 19231

Lucknow - From Awadhi cuisine to a South Indian menu

Making masala dosa

If there is any cuisine that has given the erstwhile Avadhi food some serious competition and that too on home turf, it is the lip-smacking ensembles from down south. But then the idli, dosa, vada, sambhar have been tantalising the Lucknowi palate

04 July, 2008 | Views: 17953

Joys of cruising from New Orleans to Mexico

Shopping at Tulum, Mayan artifacts

Shalini and Yogesh Chandra had a great time cruising from New Orleans to Cozumel Island in the Gulf of Mexico. They enjoyed the seascape, local cuisine, culture, hospitality, and attention showered on them for being the only Indians on board other

03 July, 2008 | Views: 4359

Arjunpur, a small village...

Mustard fields

I had developed a bond with my village, with the farmers that drudged in the fields, with the women who drew water from the well, with the cows in my barn, with trees in my garden, with the old men who played cards under the neem tree, with the

02 July, 2008 | Views: 5759



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