Farewell and Fare Thee Well

My life is winding itself down  And I know my time is coming soon I have been blessed to have lived such a meaningful life  I have been blessed to know so many people But I won’t be here any more  I have done all I wanted and more I have no regret or desires […]

The Mountain Walker Diaries: When does the Clock become the Time? And Time, Life?

Nako, Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh, India, 9 July 2017, 1755 hours: We are at Nako. No idea what day or date it is, and am happy about that. It is quite amazing how liberating it is to be free of the… Read More The Mountain Walker Diaries: When does the Clock become the Time? And Time,… via […]

Ansh

The parts of me I had locked away. Are they still alive? Still breathing? Are they still Me? And the parts of me that I lost along the way? The ones I abandoned? The ones I hated? The ones I loved too much for my own good? The ones that left me? The ones that I […]

Compassion

We live in such times that I must have two cancers, a heart ailment and a debilitating skeletal condition and live a normal life and overcome all odds and win an ultra-marathon in arctic conditions while delivering 200% results as a vice president for a global company, personally leading a 1000 people to glory while […]

The Mountain Walker Diaries: The Ledge to Sangla

Sangla, Sangla Valley, Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh, India, 7 July 2017, 1300 hours Well what do you know! We have reached Sangla, are settled into our rather spacious Family Suite at the Prakash Regency, and it was a very invigorating drive… Read More The Mountain Walker Diaries: The Ledge to Sangla via The Mountain Walker Diaries: The […]

The Mountain Walker Diaries: Finally On The Road

Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India, 6 July 2017, 1430 hours Don’t look now, but it seems that we are finally on the road, and off on our journey through Himachal. It was a good three days in Shimla, but we are… Read More The Mountain Walker Diaries: Finally On the Road via The Mountain Walker Diaries: Finally […]

The Mountain Walker Diaries: Karchham to Sangla

Karchham-Sangla Road, Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh, India, 7 July 2017, 1210 hours In all my years of travelling through Himachal, one region that I hadn’t explored till recently is Sangla. And now here I am on my second trip to Sangla… Read More The Mountain Walker Diaries: Karchham to Sangla via The Mountain Walker Diaries: Karchham to […]

The Mountain Walker Diaries: Taranda Dhak

Taranda Dhak, Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh, India, 7 July 2017, 1100 hours I have travelled upon this road several times in the past three years, and it never ceases to amaze me. Of course, it is a famous road, what with… Read More The Mountain Walker Diaries: Taranda Dhak via The Mountain Walker Diaries: Taranda Dhak — […]

The Mountain Walker Diaries: The Clarkes Hotel

Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India, 5 July 2017, 2130 hours: I have been coming to this hotel since 2008, which was the year that my paternal aunt and her family moved out of Shimla to Pune. Prior to that, I had… Read More The Mountain Walker Diaries: The Clarkes Hotel via The Mountain Walker Diaries: The Clarkes […]

The Mountain Walker Diaries: Walking

Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India, 4 July 2017, 1830 hours: In the 1970s and ’80s, the preferred mode of transport in Shimla for common folk was Number 11. (That’s walking by the way). I remember because every place I went around… Read More The Mountain Walker Diaries: Walking via The Mountain Walker Diaries: Walking  — The Mountain […]