Courting clouds at Cherrapunjee, Meghalaya - The distant Northeast

Nohkalikai Falls, Cherrapunji, Meghalaya, North east India

Waiting for the summer rains, Vinita Lal recalls her tryst with monsoon clouds at Cherrapunjee in Meghalaya. Mawsynram, 16 km from Cherrapunjee is now officially the wettest place on Earth with 11,873mm of annual rain. As a geography lover it was an

27 June, 2008 | Views: 8737

Walkabout Town - Annapolis, Maryland

Walking around Marina landing, Annapolis, Maryland

Shalini and Yogesh Chandra visit Annapolis, while enjoying a summer break in the USA. Shalini writes about their experience at Maryland's capital....

24 June, 2008 | Views: 5284

Impressions of Hanuman dhara, Chitrakoot

Langur monkeys at Hanuman dhara, Chitrakut

Chitrakoot is at its best in the rainy season, I was told. Though I was here quite unwittingly in early June, the summer storm and rain salvaged my trip by showing off the really clean and green Chitrakoot, especially the suburbs - hidden by Sal,

21 June, 2008 | Views: 11724

Introducing yog or yoga for mind-body-spirit wellness

Sarvang Asan, Yoga for mental health

Yog as a discipline aims primarily at God-realization. On the way to this goal it doctors the body and mind to perfect health. Yogasans or exercises being the third step of Ashtang yog, are the most popular aspect of yog, and popularly known as

18 June, 2008 | Views: 6448

Kayaking and White Water Rafting - Devprayag to Rishikesh

River rafting on Ganga, RIshikesh

Starting off from Devprayag, we lost track of all human life on the banks of the turbulent Ganga soon enough. After a day of exciting rowing, and manning the oars as per our river guide’s instructions, and lolling on sandy beaches after a

16 June, 2008 | Views: 12542

Travel journal - Chitrakoot

Riding on river Mandakini, Chitrakoot, India

Chitakoot, a city shared by Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, is still untouched by touristy crowds. A quiet getaway, with enough happening locally to interest a curious visitor. Ram ghat, especially under the clear summer sky was a favoured place

14 June, 2008 | Views: 10219

Wondrous Taj Mahal at Agra

Taj mahal, Agra, India

A blue sky cuddled the cloudlike Taj Mahal. Smartly turned out guides led tourists around Emperor Shah Jahan’s success in immortalizing his love for his queen Mumtaz Mahal. Well of course, the edifice commemorates love. It is also a synonym of

11 June, 2008 | Views: 6773

Summer blooms - Amaltas

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