Lost Gaze

A traveling priest, lost in thought, while waiting to hitch a ride near the temple town of Srinagar, Uttarakhand, India Riding out early morning from Rudraprayag, I crossed the Alaknanda river at Srinagar and halted at hamlet of Maletha for a quick breakfast. Apart from the owner, there was a middle-aged baba at the place….

Precarious Fluttering

Prayer flags flutter in the wind at the Dhankar Monastery overlooking the Spiti River Valley. Having arrived late afternoon at the village of Dhankar, I quickly got a room at the new monastery’s guesthouse and headed towards the old monastery. The old monastery is built on top of a cliff overlooking at the Spiti river. …

Alone to the Top

Reflections on the way up to Taglang La. Having done an impromptu stop at Rumtse, I started early in the morning for the climb up to Taglang La (pass). At an altitude of 17,480 ft, Taglang La is the highest pass on Leh-Manali road. Going towards Manali, there is a sharp descent towards Debring and…

Mirror

Sunrise reflecting over a non-descript lake along the NH-209 near Bangalore. Ride out early in the morning is a hobby of mine which I religiously follow. So when an opportunity came to travel to Mysore for a work trip, decided to ride rather than take the designated transport. Taking a rather circuitous route I crossed…

Flower Carpet @ Yumthang Valley

A carpet of flowers at the Yumthang Valley with a backdrop of fluttering Buddhist prayer flags. Come spring and the Yumthang Valley in North Sikkim becomes home to countless wild flowers adorning the valley with all hues of the spectrum. While the slopes of the valley are full of flowering trees and shrubs like Primula…