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Spiti – a road trip of a lifetime

It is exactly two months today since I left for a road trip through Spiti but I already want to go back! Is it soon, I ask myself? And then I realize, deep down, I never wanted to return. But … Continue reading

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Chasing the monsoons in Rajasthan

Rajasthan in August? You must be mad, exclaimed my friend and favorite travelling companion.“Rajasthan is a desert. Don’t you know your geography? A desert gets practically no rain and here you are contemplating a trip in mid-August? Well, plan and … Continue reading

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Tijara Fort Palace – the drive and the experience

I finally made it up that slope. At one point I felt I possibly had no energy and that everyone would have to disembark and even then my engine would not revv up enough to make it till the top. … Continue reading

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Hotel Deyzor – a world in itself

If Spiti is a world within a world then Hotel Deyzor in Kaza is a world in itself. Situated near the BSNL tower (a good landmark) and a couple of minutes walk from the Sakya Monastery in Kaza, Hotel Deyzor embraces … Continue reading

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The First Dance

The clouds were ready to come in if only I would open the window. The mist was flowing across hiding the high rises and it felt as I was suspended in mid air. Clouds above me, clouds below me. The … Continue reading

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Socialite?

This morning someone said, “Oh Z, you are one socialite!!!” I was ready to jump into the lake, at the Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary which is where we were, with very unpleasant visions of me a` la Bina Ramani, drippin’ in … Continue reading

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