Durga Puja, Autumn and Many Emotions

As “Xarodi raani tumar henu naam…” (I heard…you are the queen of Autumn- a Song by Bhupen Hazarika) plays through my earphone, my mind slowly drifts back to the days of Durga Puja spent in Nagaon, my hometown in Assam. The ‘Xewali‘ (night Jasmine) must be swaying in the breeze by now, the mystic ‘dhak‘ (musical instrument) beats, and the camphor emanated air engulfs us … Continue reading Durga Puja, Autumn and Many Emotions

Aerial view of Ladakh

Tale of A Ladakhi Sun

Ladakh tells many a tale. “Julley, welcome to Leh”- a cheerful welcome from smiling native faces greeted us, giving us a realization that this place has a multitude of stories to tell. The Desert Mountains are loaded with fascinating narratives of power and grandness, floating clouds whisper sagas of the glorious past. Unknown roads lead you to many new stories, and the innocence of a … Continue reading Tale of A Ladakhi Sun

In the Stillness of Winter, Life Takes a Pause

It was again the time for me to plan a trip to the Himalayas. I am blessed enough to be a resident of Delhi from where a mere 12 hours of drive lands me to the areas of opulent greens, clouds, and the mighty peaks. Watching the first glance of the morning hills becomes an addiction to me, smelling the sweet scent of wildflowers becomes … Continue reading In the Stillness of Winter, Life Takes a Pause