In between Goodbyes and Bonjours

A Few Weeks Ago It was a mundane Saturday morning, followed by an equally dull afternoon. I was preparing myself to crawl through it, when the door bell rang, and the courier boy at the doorstep delivered an envelop, with a stamp from VFS Global on it. The day lit up at once, giving me…

Well, All Roads Lead Back Home Eventually

Don’t you get tired of travelling to the mountain over and over again? A few days ago, when I was telling Maa about my next trip to Himachal, she naively asked this question. It’s not that her question doesn’t make sense, as truthfully, the views are always the same – nothing fancy, not out of the world.  The roads,…

When I Found A Green Dream in Himachal

I looked around. To the sleepy green landscape. The entire village by the mountain was not awake yet. The steep and lofty cliffs were sound asleep, peacefully. The gorgeous sky was changing its color, slowly. The snowy clouds were hovering around, silently. The silence was beautiful. I didn’t tend to wake it up, to break…

Tale of A Ladakhi Sun

Ladakh tells many a tale. “Julley, welcome to Leh”- a cheerful welcome from smiling native faces greeted us, giving us a realization that this place has multitude of stories to tell. The Desert Mountains are loaded with fascinating narratives of power and grandness, floating clouds whisper sagas of the glorious past. Unknown roads lead you…

In the Stillness of Winter, Life Takes a Pause

It was again the time for me to plan a trip to the Himalayas. I am blessed enough to be a resident of Delhi from where a mere 12 hours of drive lands me to the areas of opulent greens, clouds, and the mighty peaks. Watching the first glance of the morning hills becomes an…

While walking the Uneven Pathway

“There is pleasure in the pathless woods There is rapture on the lonely shores; There is society, where none intrudes By the deep sea, and music in its roar I love not the man less, but nature more.” – Lord Byron Born and brought up in Assam and currently living in New Delhi, she is…