Ramkrishna Paramhansa's birthday. march?

A God-conscious man of the nineteenth century, Swami Ramakrishna Paramhansa was the light that led the world from its fragmented and fanatic version of spirituality to a progressive, secular and harmonious truth of all religions through his direct

01 March, 2009 | Views: 5184

Weekend at Jim Corbett National Park

Peacocks at Bijrani, Jim Corbett National Park, India

Lecturer Roli Rai and son Pranav thought it a wise idea to take off to Ramnagar in the Kumaon hills for a breath of fresh air. A weekend with nature at Jim Corbett National Park was all that the duo needed to relax.

12 August, 2008 | Views: 20825

Butterflies in our midst

Butterflies in city life

Dyed yellow by the June sun, Himalayan butterflies accompanied me inquisitively all the way up the hill to Neelkath. To them, my open jeep was just another drab-coloured flying insect may be, but faster.

17 July, 2008 | Views: 10292

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: 47350

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: 25912

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: 15067

Hill trains of India - Riding high

North East, Ride in the hills

Trains through the Swiss Alps can wait awhile as travellers take joy rides on toy trains across the picturesque Indian terrain. Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR), a UNESCO World Heritage Site was an engineering marvel on a 2 ft

03 June, 2008 | Views: 26650



Edible flowers in cold kashayams after pooja