The blue and white memories of Alokananda and Bhagirathi have mingled now. Up, about thirty kilometers up that twisty road, hanging precariously by its teeth from the treacherous Shivaliks, they had met at Devaprayag. There, where sadhus and motorcyclists with saffron headbands and flimsy pennants...Read more
The colourful people of Sikkim and its global tourists give the city a cosmopolitan flavour. Looking at me from a corner of my desk is a gleaming Hotei (Laughing Buddha) that travelled with me from Gangtok, back to Kolkata. His mirthful eyes and cherry-blossom cheeks lift my spirits as I remember...Read more
It is at this point that I met Sumit alias “Himalayan Enfielder” (HE). I would like to skip the conversations part of the story and just come to what would be of interest to you.
This is a story in itself. Most of us living in the cities have got used to the problems and challenges that city life...Read more
Though I have been to Kangra, Mcleod Gunj, Dharamsala during my childhood, when my Father was posted in that region during his stint with one of the Indian Banks, I never had imagined that the calling for the mountains will be this strong.
Since that time (mid-80's), a mere casual talk with my...Read more