There Is No Box

In 1987, I found myself in what is called a Junior College (Grade 11) in Mumbai. Within a few months, I realised that many of my ...

Humility

I admire the concept of ‘Humility’. Or maybe it would be more accurate to say I admire people who have ‘Humility’. I admire them because I ...

The Book of Dreams

  One Book that I am currently writing is what I call "The Book of Dreams". And there is a good reason for the title. I live in ...

An extra-ordinary Ordinary Person: Pratik Ghosh

Last week (Monday to be precise), I got a call from Pratik Ghosh. It was late morning, I was in the middle of a meeting in ...

The Purpose of Art

I woke up this morning and wrote 12000 words in prose and verse, about many different things. It had been a couple of weeks since I ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...