• Varanasi: City from past in the modern era!
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    Varanasi: An ancient mystery in modern era!

    Last weekend I along with my friends decided to visit Varanasi. A city that I had heard so much but never had a chance to have a glimpse of it. Somewhat like a hindi movie, Sholay. Wondering, what a simile? I saw it when I was 18 and it was released when I was born. When I saw it I knew each and every dialogue of the movie but was experiencing it for the first time in visual form. Varanasi is different. It is historical, majestic, spiritual, classic, aesthetic, pious… [… running out of adjectives]. Before even I had embarked upon the journey I felt as if I knew the…

  • Why do hills keep calling me?
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    Why do hills keep calling me?

    It is just an after thought. I have been traveling for the last 20 years now and have traversed varied landscapes including mountains, deserts, cities, villages, pilgrimage, plateaus, forests, river beds, beaches and ravines. Today, when I look back, the astonishing fact that emerges is that I have explored all these places, other than hills, only when I was visiting my friends or relatives. Luckily I have many of them, and sight seeing was a convenient getaway from their places of residence. Other than that, all my trips have been to the mountains, primarily Himalayas. I always travel in the company of my family or friends. After some of the…