Kashmir, As It Is.

“Kashmir Under Curfew.” “Stone pelting continues, unrest in Valley.” “Uri terror attack. 17 soldiers killed. 19 injured” Let’s begin an epic trail. These were some of the headlines that had been doing the rounds when we were planning for the trip. It got bloodier when Burhan Wani, a commander of Kashmir based militant outfit, died on July 2016. Kashmir which was once famous for its picturesque hills and breathtaking valleys has… Read Article →

Beyond Bullets & bloodshed : Bastar

The beginning : “Turn up the volume of the Music System & switch on the lights”, said the driver as soon as we entered the Kanker region. “Why?? Have we entered the ‘Naxal’ region”,  I asked out of curiosity!  “Don’t use that word again”, I heard from someone sitting at the back. You can use the word “Daadi” to refer to them. These were some of the general or Jungle… Read Article →

Bhangarh : A Different Perspective

———–What is fear?———– Inside the most haunted Bhangarh fort of India. It is a feeling that has the potential to give you chills and give you a possible heart attack. Can fear be associated to a place? Yes. There are certain places on this planet which are full of negative energies. You don’t need any instrument to measure them. They are such that if you are present there, you will… Read Article →

THE LAND OF FESTIVALS : NAGALAND

Before starting the blog let me share some useful contact numbers which might come in handy if you plan to visit the state of Nagaland. ILP DC Court Dimapur  : 011-23013751 Hotel Pine Kohima : 9436001041 (Mr. Suraj Kumar) How to reach Kohima : The only way to reach Kohima is through Dimapur. Dimapur is the gateway to Nagaland. It has a dedicated railway station as well as an airport…. Read Article →

The land of temples : Assam

What will you do if you have to spend one day in the land of Assam ? Take the spiritual path the next time you are in Assam. Start from none another than the most famous temple of Kamakhya. The temple of Kamakhya is of utmost importance in Guwahati. People from all over the world come here to seek blessings of Goddess Kamakhya. About Goddess Kamakhya :      … Read Article →

Interview with bongyatra

1)Tell us something about your origin. Born in the heartland of India in the city of Durg, Chhattisgarh, in a family of principals and school teachers, I consider myself a small town boy. 2)When did the travel bug bite you for the 1st time? During childhood days, for summer vacations we used to take family road trips to neighboring states like Maharashtra and MP. I guess that was the start…. Read Article →

In wine, there’s truth.

It is often said that Wine is bottled poetry. What is the first thing that comes to your mind when we talk about Wine? Sophistication? Elegance? Not my drink? Christmas? The stylish glass in which it’s served? The word ‘Sula’ or ‘Heritage’ depending on your brand? Of course every thing mentioned above is true but there’s more to it. “People don’t just drink Wine, Wine fills their souls.” Wine Consumption In India : Wine is still considered pretty much a niche drink. “Wine is like the game of Golf in a country full of cricket lovers. Not everyone loves it. Not everyone… Read Article →

And that’s why we love Namma Bangalore and Hyderabad.

There is a huge influx of people from around the country to the cities of Hyderabad and Bangalore. It is often said that “You can check in here at any time. But you can never leave.” What comes to your mind when you think about Hyderabad ? Paradise Biriyani? Charminar? Karachi Bakery? Similarly when we talk about Bangalore, more often than not the first thing that comes to our mind… Read Article →

Beyond Infinity : In pursuit of blissfulness.

I welcome you all to read the concluding chapter of the series Yoga and Sprituality in Rishikesh. Since I have used all my pictures in last 3 posts. I’ll try and explain things making use of FreeImages. What’s meditation? Image Credits : FreeImages.com/Felipe ( Aladim) Hadler Meditation is a journey in which you discover your true self. Your ‘true self’ is not the one which you think you are. It is… Read Article →

Why do we do ‘this’ and ‘that’ ???

Here’s what you missed so far : Yoga and Spirituality : Introduction Yoga and Spirituality : Part  And presenting before you the next part in the continuation :- You can check in here at any time but you can never leave 😉 4 – 5:30 PM : We used to have Ashtanga Yoga sessions for an hour and a half. The difference between Hatha Yoga which we practiced every morning and the… Read Article →

Yoga and Spirituality In Rishikesh : Part 2

Hope  you have read the Part 1 of this journey before coming here. Let’s go ahead with the Yoga proceedings for the day : Get ready for some more fun! 10 AM : Karma Yoga time – In this all the participants are provided a particular task. The task could be anything from cleaning the toilet to sweeping an area to watering the plants. The objective of this task is to… Read Article →

Yoga and Spirituality In Rishikesh : Part 1

What is Yoga ? Sky is the limit. (Image credits : Vigil’s A World Less Traveled ) “Yoga is not just about Asanas or postures. In short, Yoga is not what we people in the West assume it to be”, tells Carolina who is here volunteering in the Ashram for the last few months. She found new love in Yoga while meditating for the first time when she was in… Read Article →

An unusual trip to Wayanad – Trek and hike

Abhishek shares his account of his experiences in Wayanad. Brace yourselves fellows!!! A trip to Wayanad runs like a picturesque movie with the lush greenery and the chilly weather as welcome companions. You can indulge in some relaxation or dive right into an action-packed adventure; there’s surprisingly just so many places to visit in Wayanad and plenty more to do in this little hill station. As it is so well-connected… Read Article →