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This Asian Koel has been distracting me from writing, all this week. So, while I write the final post in the Sikkim series, let me show you a lucky capture of the bird.. #BIrdsFromMyWindow  
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 choose the time I am inspired to write, to call, and I rush with my camera, leaving everyt...
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me too, +Sharell Cook ! and it is terribly distracting when they go on and on right outside my window! 
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Next on the #Sikkim  series, is the story of a temple to a soldier-saint, high up near the Nathu-la pass. 
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 he is no more, but his body isn’t found. This, while a sad occurrence, is not really ...
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Next on the #Sikkim  series is our journey into the mountains of the state... This journey was our first of the year, and this monday, looking back, it brightens up my day! 
“Will there be snow?” was the question Samhith asked us over and over again during the months, weeks and days leading to our Sikkim trip. Considering that we made the trip just after Christmas, chances of snow were high. Howe...
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nice captures... am planning a trip down south in may... temple tour towards kanyakumari :D 
Hola people :) Kicking back to the virtual world with some random frames taken during a pilgrimage to various places down South starting from namma Bengaluru and traversing till the southern tip of India and back home, and before you question me when... yes, back in 2013 :) ...
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Yes I know, +Santosh bs​, but unfortunately that's when we have holidays 😔
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Gorgeous mountains, to break the Monday Morning Blues.... next on the #Sikkim  series, our first encounters with the Kanchenjunga.....
It is the third highest mountain in the world, and the highest in India. Located on the border of Nepal and Sikkim, the name of the mountain range is written in various ways – Kangchenjunga, Kang-cheng-Dzo-nga and Kanchanjang...
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The #Sikkim  series continues with our stop at #Namchi  on the way to #Gangtok  . We visited a few temples there, among which these two huge statues on hills facing each other brought up a whole lot of thoughts.... I would love to hear your views too.  
A huge statue is visible on the mountain as our car makes its way along the winding roads. We ask what it is and our driver replies “Oh, that is the Padmasambhava Statue. We shall be going there.” Soon, the curves hide the st...
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As I near the end of my #Sikkim  series, here is my post on our visit to the Do-Drul Chorten in #Gangtok  
It was evening, and the light was fading as we arrived at the Do-Drul Chorten (also sometimes spelled as Duddul Choedten) in Gangtok. Samhith was tired, and all he wanted was to get back to the resort, and to his games with h...
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Thank you, +Sikkim Tourism :)
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In my last post, I told you about our journey into the mountains of #Sikkim  I continue the story of that journey with our experience at the Nathu -La Pass...
I clambered up the last few steps, panting, not as much because of the exertion, as the altitude. At 14,140 ft. above sea level, this was the highest place I had ever been to (and probably ever will). A slight feeling of dizz...
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In the #Sikkim  series, reviving #FacesInTheCrowd  with this old monk we met at the Rumtek Monastery....
We were at the Rumtek Monastery, and we were enthusiastically discussing Tibetan Buddhism and life in Sikkim, with our guide, Monay. An old man standing by smilingly said something, and our guide laughed and translated – “So ...
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Next on the #Sikkim  series, we move to #Gangtok, and its many monasteries, among which we visited just three....
Gonjang, Enchey and Rumtek Monasteries Prayer Wheels at the Rumtek Monastery against the backdrop of the hills... It was noon, and lunch was on our mind. “Let’s take a quick look around and leave” was our only thou...
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Next on the #Sikkim  series... the #Gangtok   #Zoo  
We stood on a platform and looked at the woods. Beyond them was the city of Gangtok, and further ahead, we could see the snow-capped mountains.  A small cabin up ahead and a wall partly visible between the pine trees was the ...
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Continuing the #Sikkim  series with a few birds we spotted... without actually going birding! 
“Amma, there is a black, white and red bird!” Samhith exclaimed. He had just ventured to the river , which flowed through the Club Mahindra’s property at Baiguney, Sikkim, and was excited to have seen a bird without me! Shank...
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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

My Nathu La Experience
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I clambered up the last few steps, panting, not as much because of the exertion, as the altitude. At 14,140 ft. above sea level, this was th

A Journey into the snow-clad mountains of Sikkim
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“Will there be snow?” was the question Samhith asked us over and over again during the months, weeks and days leading to our Sikkim trip. Co

Faces in the Crowd - The Old Man at the Monastery
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We were at the Rumtek Monastery, and we were enthusiastically discussing Tibetan Buddhism and life in Sikkim, with our guide, Monay. An old

Monasteries of Gangtok
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Gonjang, Enchey and Rumtek Monasteries Prayer Wheels at the Rumtek Monastery against the backdrop of the hills... It was noon, and lunch was

Our first encounter with the Kanchenjunga - A Photo Blog
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It is the third highest mountain in the world, and the highest in India. Located on the border of Nepal and Sikkim, the name of the mountain

Namchi, Sikkim - Of two statues, temples and some thoughts
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A huge statue is visible on the mountain as our car makes its way along the winding roads. We ask what it is and our driver replies “Oh, tha

Some Unexpected Birding in West Sikkim
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“Amma, there is a black, white and red bird!” Samhith exclaimed. He had just ventured to the river , which flowed through the Club Mahindra’

Our KidZania Experience with Blogadda
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Years ago, when I was a kid, playing with friends involved a lot of role-play. Of course, we didn’t call it that. We called our games Ghar-G

Pemayangtse Monastery - of art, faith and spirituality
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The Pemayangtse Monastery is the second stop on our tour of Pelling. It is one of the oldest monasteries in Sikkim, as well as one of the mo

Rabdentse Palace - home of the Sikkim Kings
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Three stone structures stand at the edge of the mountain. Behind them is the valley, and beyond it, the mountains stretch as far as our eyes

Book Review: Kurukshetra by Krishna Udayasankar
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“Give me the present, Acharya. In return, I will give you the future.” …… “I don’t care what you write or do not write, or how you wish to r

Collecting Memories at Tathagata Farm, Darjeeling
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It was in early 2013 that I first heard of Tathagata Farm, near Darjeeling. They invited me to visit their farm stay, but I had no plans the

Indian Museum, Kolkata
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When I first announced my intention of going to Kolkata, Sudha said, “Whatever you do, don’t miss the Indian Museum!” I must confess that, t

Book Review: The Guardians of the Halahala; The Vikramaditya Trilogy, Bo...
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I am posting a book review on the blog after quite a long time. This book was sent to me for review by the author, whose Karachi Deception I

Kochi and Around... A Compilation of my posts
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Our trip to Kochi last May was all about firsts – the first church established in India, the first European church built in India, the first