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Malana Diaries – Chapter 2 - Foreigners ka Show???

Our story began in the first chapter of Malana diaries with a shady innkeeper. You would recall we had stealthily slipped away from Local Hero’s lodge after catching him in his underpants. After that we trekked for an hour. Running. Looking back to see for pursuing SUVs. Nibbling on oranges. Fishing for sunscreen in bags.Trying(…)

Into Thin Air

Disclaimer: First book review, and no intentions to stick to a conventional format. - The first time I heard of Into Thin Air was when Reader’s Digest India put an extract of the same in its ‘Book Section’. That was over ten years ago, and though I never tried to search for the book, it never(…)

The Forgotten Minaret

The sound of galloping horses still haunt the gorges that once stood proudly on the banks of the still Hari Rud river. What was once upon a time regarded as the greatest city of the middle ages, The City of the Turqoise Mountain - Firuzkuh (Western Afghanistan), became lost to history in the year of(…)

Signposts say it all in Ladakh!

As any road traveler in India will tell you, the country is full of signs on the roads, in shops, restaurants and hotels that are funny. And as it goes for all things funny, some of them are intentionally so while others are just comedies of errors. For instance I, during all of my travels(…)