The New Improved Warm Avatar of a Cold Degree C

Last month I read a front-page headline in newspapers that got me laughing till tears rolled out of my eyes. It was 7.30 am, I opened ...

The Mountain Walker Diaries: Doubt and Beyond

Rampur, Himachal Pradesh, India, 17 January 2017, 0850 hours: I woke up this morning with one question: Whatever possessed me to decide to go to Spiti ...

The Mountain Walker Diaries 2017: Off to Chandigarh

And after a good night’s restnat Hotel Aureole in Mumbai, we are now off to the domestic airport to catch our flight to Chandigarh. At 75 ...

What’s a Vacation?

That’s a question we at Mountain Walker have been asking since the very beginning. Is the purpose of a vacation: relaxation? Is it travel? Is it ...

The Mountain Walker Diaries 2017: End to A 23-year wait

Pune, Maharashtra, India, 15 January 2017, 1614 hours: Am on my way to Mumbai. Have one 45-litre trekking back-pack and a slim, light-weight sling bag with ...

Snowscapes from The Mountain Walker

Observatory Hill, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India, 8 January 2017, 1340 hours: Reached my favourite place near my house after snowfall – The Indian Institute of Advance ...

Waiter, Waiter!

In 1993, I woke up one fine afternoon and found myself wearing a Navy Blue suit, standing in a 200-seater restaurant in Mumbai … apparently I ...

Christ Church & The Chapel of All Saints

January 10, 2017, marks the 160th anniversary of the consecration of The Christ Church in Shimla. Writer and Founder of The Mountain Walker, Sanjay Mukherjee, takes ...

From The Mountain Walker – An Enchanting Winter

Boileauganj, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India, 8 January 2017: For those of you who are missing all the action here. The snow is more than a foot ...

Existence

Found one of my old note-books from school-days with these questions. I believe I started asking these after my Sacred Thread Ceremony in 1982. Some, I ...