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Snapshots of a Heaven

16

Apr

The day was perfect. The morning sun dazzling the earth beneath, creating sharp images of mountains & snowlines. A lens in perfect focus. Getting out of the aircraft, I breathed in the air – cool and crisp. It hurts the lungs! Baggage collection and other trivia completed, I walk out to be greeted by my …

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Pangong Tso

16

Apr

On an impulse, I had rearranged the program, cutting out a night from Nubra to make the visit. It would have been a shame to have come this far and miss out on Pangong. Statistically – the largest brackish water lake in Asia with two-thirds of it in Tibet and one thirds in India. Esthetically …

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Crossing The Khardulgla

16

Apr

“We are going to cross that???, my driver tells me pointing way up ahead and beyond, and my heart sinks without a trace. Glaring down at us was the Khardung La – at 5578 meters, oblivious to the fact that my heart had stopped beating. “Go slow???, I say harshly to the driver.   For …

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Nirmal Hriday

16

Apr

A good twenty years of two months each. Lazy summers vacations in sweaty heat and heady crowded streets. Of traffic jams, winding processions, hand-rickshaw ride in narrow lanes, petrified that the puller will let go and the cart will topple backward under the weight of my plump aunt. Afternoons of tender coconut water after a …

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