The Well of Knowledge

But what if The Road is Clear to me? What if My Will is Strong? What if Our Intent Clear? Our Heart Pure? Mind Still? Will Others walk the Path? The Well of Knowledge runs Deep Some quench a thirst Some fetch for others Others drink to live Yet Others Live to Drink But how […]

The Lines Have Blurred

The Lines have Blurred The Blurs have Lines And somewhere therein Lies Life. Boundaries, Rules, Grays, Rights. It’s all a bit Black but White Hell yeah, that’s Heaven I see In every single moral victory But then I see, And I see again The Moral seems a-moral from Here But Here is Here And When […]

I Am The Line

The wolves are at the gate Tearing at my patience with their claws They sneer, snarl, hiss epiteths All others have fallen and are in battle How long will my temper last? The day has been hard And it’s still daylight There is too much to be done The mind, body, spirit they falter Is […]

thebengali @ TheMountainWalker: Republic Day Salute – Kaza, Spiti Kaza, Spiti, Himachal Pradesh, India, 26th of January 2017, 1056 hours: The moment is here and so are the people of Kaza, the chief guest, Dr. Vikram Singh Negi (ADM, Kaza), and the local police led by DSP Mukesh Kumar, SHO Hira Singh Thakur, ASI Yashpal Sharma and Head Constable Ashish Thakur. The turnout […]

thebengali @ TheMountainWalker: Morning of India’s 68th Republic Day 26th of January 2017, 1037 hours, Kaza, Spiti, Himachal Pradesh, India: Throughout my life, I have tried to be grateful for all that life has given to me – primarily because I have received much more than I had ever hoped for. And here in this moment, I realise that destiny has been generous […]

thebengali @ TheMountainWalker: The Monk Who Pushed a Ferrari (I mean Xylo)

Lidang-Shigo, Himachal Pradesh, India, 25 January 2017, 1120 hours: We are well and truly snow-bound. All roads are closed. We are going nowhere. That is, if we get back to Kaza. The car is dancing around the snow-laden road. Thankfully, there is help at hand. One of Sanju’s friends, who works with the Public Works […] […]

thebengali @ TheMountainWalker: Heading Into a Snow-storm Lidang, Himachal Pradesh, India, 24 January 2017, 1235 hours: We are driving towards Sichling, just as a snow-storm is thinking of shaping up. Our plan today is to visit Dhankar Monastery. So far, we haven’t done a great job of getting there since we are stopping to experience and capture the spectacle of the […]

thebengali @ TheMountainWalker: Of Security, Self, and The Unknown Trail

Kaza-Komik Road, Himachal Pradesh, India, 23 January 2017, 1052 hours: We are heading to Komik today. There are a couple of ways to get there, one is via Langza. We are taking the direct from Kaza. With every passing day, my desire to let go of the comfort of a fixed base to return to […] […]

thebengali @ TheMountainWalker: Little Monks Skiing Kaza, Himachal Pradesh, India, 22 January 2017, 1059 hours: We were on our way to Keurik but had to stop at the frozen Shila Nallah to watch these little Buddhist Lamas at play. Children are children anywhere in the world. 😊 via The Mountain Walker Diaries: Little Monks Skiing — The Mountain Walker

thebengali @ TheMountainWalker: Habit

Kaza, Himachal Pradesh, India, 22 January 2017, 0755 hours: Habits are a thing of wonder. Given half a chance, human beings form new habits when in new surroundings. The 3 Glasses of Hot Water is now a habit. It’s not a gourmet treat or a compulsion. It just makes sense and the body and mind […] […]