Then it got worse…

The signs were all there. I just chose to ignore all of them. I had just decided to go on a roadtrip to the most inhospitable of all Himalayan regions with two city slickers who wouldn’t sleep on some sticky pillows if their life depended on it. I just didn’t see it coming. Saturday 5.30 … Continue reading

Of Misty Skies, Child Sadhus & 200 km Traffic Jams

[Earning My Quarter Mile] Rainbow at Lansdowne

So what if the journey back home was a nightmare I saw with open eyes. So what if the stink in me did not go away for a week. So what if I ended up getting scammed by a God-man even after I did everything to help him. So what if Tip-in Point was fogged … Continue reading

Answer The Call

Okay. Plan changed. Spiti is not going anywhere. Ladakh almost did. It is time to give back. So we have decided to forget Spiti for the time being and go to Ladakh instead. We will be helping out with the relief work there to our best possible extent. We are also trying to gather some … Continue reading

Paradise Lost

[Pictures courtesy Sify News, IANS, Reuters, The Hindu] Tragedy has struck in paradise. Ladakh is under massive mudslides after heavy rains from a cloudburst. Heaven has been turned into a war zone. I have been to Ladakh only once. But anyone who has been there even once will tell you that place creates a very … Continue reading

Surreal Spiti September

So I am going to Spiti Valley. In September. That shaded region in the map with the black lines showing approximate route taken to get there. Apparently its a very beautiful place. It seems I will have to cross a Jalori Pass. And Rohtang Pass. And Kunjum Pass. And Baralacha Pass. Also, it seems I … Continue reading

Of Penguins And Professions

They say change is inevitable. So I succumbed. And I am not talking just about the blog’s look and feel. About 9 months back, I embarked on a journey which happened to be called Earning My Quarter Mile. That journey has been long over in form but in effect continues unabated. My life has changed … Continue reading

From The Land Of The Rising Sun – Landscapes

From The Land Of The Rising Sun – Vignettes