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 […]

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 […]

Vision, Power, and … Leadership

Vision, Power, and … Leadership

Vision, Power and Leadership: What is a leader but a person who takes responsibility of others, a person who gives up their vision to the care of others, and takes up the responsibility of caring for those others?

April Magic In May

Last Thursday, I felt a sudden inspiration and within a couple of hours, I had finished writing my column for this week. Naturally, I was pleased with myself since I usually write it on the Sunday, or some times even an hour before the deadline on Monday afternoon. I was particularly satisfied since the… via April […]

Baner – Life In The Fast Lane

A couple of months ago I took a right turn from Saikar Chowk on Baner Road (earlier called Ganraj Mangal Karyalay Chowk) and discovered the Cummins Building and the new, improved avatar of Baner-Balewadi that seems to have sprung up in the past year. It was a pleasant shock, especially since I have been living… via […]