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Anuradha Shankar
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Next, on the #Dharamsala  series, the only temple which truly impressed us on the Himachal sojourn... the cave temples of Masroor.... 
“Kehte hain, Pandavon ne yeh mandir banaya tha” (They say, that it was the Pandavas who built these temples), says the ASI guide, at the Rock Cut Cave Temples of Masroor. I look at him, askance, expecting a bit more informati...
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On the blog today, the Norbulingka Institute, #Dharamsala  where we were introduced to the intricacies of Tibetan Art.... 
The reflection of the Tibetan styled building seemed to shimmer in the water – the vibrant reds a striking contrast against the greenery, and the blue of the sky. We had seen many such structures over the last few days at Dha...
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Next on the #Dharamsala  series, the Church of St. John in the Wilderness.... 
Nestled within a copse of towering Deodar trees, the Church of St. John in the wilderness stays true to its name. As we walk into the gates and approach the church from the busy road leading to McLeod Ganj, the silence is mar...
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After a long drive to a temple. a vulture we spotted turned out to be more interesting! Read all about it on the blog today.... 
We were on our way to a temple, with a hot spring. "It is a nice temple" assured our driver. "It won't be crowded at all." The single bus standing outside the tiny temple should have warned us, but we didn't pay attention til...
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Continuing the #Himachal  series today, just a photo, capturing a moment.... Please do comment with your thoughts...
Somewhere in McLeod Ganj.... A couple of monks with a friend were roaming around, the monks were bored, the friend was trying to click a selfie! It was a moment, just asking to be caught on camera! People-Watching is fun, t...
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This rainy afternoon, sharing the story of the first temple we visited during our #Dharamsala  trip ... and what made that visit so interesting to us.....
“Aapko mandir nahi jaana? Theek hai, mat jaiye. Par waterfall dekhne to jaiye! (You don’t want to go to the temple? that’s ok, but at least go to see the waterfall)” insisted our driver as he dropped us off at the parking lot...
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This Monday evening, as I rush around, trying to get things done, this pic I clicked at Norbulingka in Dharamsala makes me smile, and slow down. Does the sight of this man so much at ease inspire the same sense of peace in you? 
We were just entering the main complex at Norbulingka, when my eyes fell on this man.... He sat, absolutely relaxed, at peace, on a chair, his feet on the railing, keeping an eye on the visitors. We smiled and nodde...
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Next on the #Dharamsala  series on the blog, a bird which entertained us over lunch - the Yellow Billed Blue Magpie! 
We first caught a brief glimpse of the bird at the Aghanjar Mahadev Temple. The temple had been disappointing, but the stream behind had more than made up for it. We were walking back to the car, when a harsh call and a flash...
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After that long silence, here is an unusual post for you.... on how to bathe a sheep? Intrigued? Read further! I would love to hear your thoughts on this one! 
Yes, you read that right. This post is indeed about bathing a sheep. Not elephants, which we travel far and wide and pay to bathe! Not cows and buffaloes which we see bathing everywhere! But this post is about sheep. Have you...
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Thank you so much, Zephyr! I look forward to your sheep, and rest assured that you will have lots of help from us in bathing them :P 
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On the blog today, a photo post, of a walk through a tea plantation.... #summertrip   #himachal  #dharamsala 
This weekend promises to be a hectic one for me, and I am sure you have plans too. Therefore, instead of something for you to read, I have a photo post for you... These were clicked when we went for a walk in a Tea Estate in ...
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Next in my #HimachalPradesh  series on our #summertrip  , recounting our visit to the Dalai Lama Temple and the Tibet Museum in #Dharamsala   #McLeodGanj  
McLeod Ganj and Dharamsala are now synonymous with the Dalai Lama. Our knowledge about him or Tibet was sketchy at best, which is why our highest priority during the  Dharamsala trip was to see if we could learn something mor...
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Continuing the #summertrip  saga with a glimpse into our #Dharamsala   #Himachal  experiences.... 
From the jungles of Tadoba in Nagpur, Maharashtra, our Summer Trip next took us to the foothills of the Dhauladhar ranges in Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh. We spent a little over three days in Dharamsala, driving around, explo...
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Wandering Thoughts - Wildlife in the midst of Heritage
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At the Masroor rock cut temples, while I was trying to identify all the deities, Samhith was busy elsewhere. He had spotted a lizard on one

The Cave Temples of Masroor
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“Kehte hain, Pandavon ne yeh mandir banaya tha” (They say, that it was the Pandavas who built these temples), says the ASI guide, at the Roc

Faces in the Crowd - The man at ease, at Norbulingka
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We were just entering the main complex at Norbulingka, when my eyes fell on this man.... He sat, absolutely relaxed, at peace, on a chair, h

Heritage in the Wilderness
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Nestled within a copse of towering Deodar trees, the Church of St. John in the wilderness stays true to its name. As we walk into the gates

How to bathe a sheep - a step by step guide :D
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Yes, you read that right. This post is indeed about bathing a sheep. Not elephants, which we travel far and wide and pay to bathe! Not cows

A tea plantation walk in Dharamsala - a Photo Post for Skywatch Friday
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This weekend promises to be a hectic one for me, and I am sure you have plans too. Therefore, instead of something for you to read, I have a

Faces in the Crowd - A Selfie Moment
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Somewhere in McLeod Ganj.... A couple of monks with a friend were roaming around, the monks were bored, the friend was trying to click a sel

A Father's Day post- a tale of about friends, family, jams & mar...
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This is a bit of an offbeat post ... esp considering I blog so infrequently these days! I was sitting at my dining table yesterday a bit wis

Learning about Tibet in Dharamsala
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McLeod Ganj and Dharamsala are now synonymous with the Dalai Lama. Our knowledge about him or Tibet was sketchy at best, which is why our hi

Roadissi - "Sisupalgarh The Oldest Fort"
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Sisupalgarh, supposedly the oldest fort of India was discovered during the 80's and is believed to have had the capacity of accommodating mo

Bhagsu Nag - More than just the temple
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“Aapko mandir nahi jaana? Theek hai, mat jaiye. Par waterfall dekhne to jaiye! (You don’t want to go to the temple? that’s ok, but at least

Birds of Tadoba - A Photo Post
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Criss-crossing the jungle in search of the tiger, it was birds that we most often came across. I have already written about some of the bird

Our Trysts with the Tigers at Tadoba - Part 2
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Our first encounter with the Tiger at Tadoba came after a long wait, but it was a memorable one. Read all about it here before you read on.

Our Trysts with the Tigers at Tadoba - Part 1
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“We saw a male tiger crossing the path!” “We saw a female with her cubs!” Such were the exclamations which greeted us on our arrival at Tado

In Search of the Tiger, at Tadoba
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“There are 65 Tigers in this forest” was how every guide began his introduction to the forests of Tadoba, or to give it its full name - the

Birds from my window - Asian Koel
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Since the last few weeks, as I have been busy by the comp, writing my Sikkim series, the Asian Koels have been creating a racket! They choos

Do-Drul Chorten, Gangtok
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It was evening, and the light was fading as we arrived at the Do-Drul Chorten (also sometimes spelled as Duddul Choedten) in Gangtok. Samhit

Huchchara Santhe: Andamans birding
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Day 1 - Scuba diving at Chidiyatapu Day 2 - Jirkatang road birding. Day 3 - wash out due to Lehar cyclone. Day 4 - Chidiyatapu birding trail

A temple for everlasting beauty!
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The Deivanayakeswarar Temple at Elumiyankottur There are temples to fulfill every kind of prayer - good health, marriage, childbirth, educat

Baba Mandir, Sikkim - the story of a Soldier-Saint
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A young soldier, carrying supplies to a remote outpost, is lost. It is wartime, and with the bad weather and difficult terrain, it is clear