Posts Tagged "Himachal"

Triumph of Triund- A Trek in the Dhauladhars

Posted by on Aug 17, 2014 in Travel Tales | 19 comments

Triumph of Triund- A Trek in the Dhauladhars

Many things serve as a muse to artists. People, countries, landscape or lovers. Many things motivate poets to rhyme their thoughts. Coffee, rains, hearts or smoke! And, there are many things that can spark an idea for a story. Words, pictures, films or food. In my case here, it was a piece of  music. When you are lying down, under a blanket of stars, partitioned narrowly by the thin polyester sheet roof of your camping tent, snuggled thoughtlessly in your sleeping bag, and a fleeting whiff of a Miles Davis streams in, you know you couldn’t have got it all that wrong! When Davis and...

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Chamba:A Relic Preserved in Time

Posted by on Jul 23, 2012 in Travel Tales | 4 comments

Chamba:A Relic Preserved in Time

“Jyoti  Thakur is the man!”, we were told,emphatically, when we were starting our planning phase to visit the Himachal. Our cousins Paplu & Debbie were stationed at a beautiful bungalow in Jammu,back then. Paplu is in the armed forces in India, and serves a rank that is senior enough and consequently enabling him to have the ‘good-life’, so to say! Passionate about taking to flight himself, Paplu almost immediately suggested that Jyoti was a one-man-shop-and-stop for any visitor in Himachal. And that, he has been ‘tried-and-tested’ by themselves as...

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