Apr 112016
 
Working Donkeys of Petra & the one who quit his job

Watching Donkeys of Petra: We are like that only So my recent post was about Mules, earlier I had written a post about Horses, so a smart Alec pointed out to me in a DM what about Donkeys? So to respect the sentiments of my donkey loving friend, who felt I am discriminating against Donkeys here is my post about Donkeys or to be more specific Donkeys Of Petra. But to set the record straight I suggest you read the post about Mules as a mule is 50% Donkey. Done? Good, let me go back to my visit to the [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Apr 052016
 
Man and Mule- Stories from Kangra Valley Railway

Samloti – The One Horse Town on Kangra Valley Railway in Himachal This post is not much about travel, so please feel free to skip it, unless you want to encourage the forgotten art of storytelling the desi way. So let us begin from the beginning of the road trip to Kangra as part of Rahi On Road trip series. It was not part of the planned trip. But then what is the fun in sticking to the plan ? Especially when there is no plan. Driving in the picturesque landscape of Nagrota Bagwan in Kangra, we noticed two [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Oct 142015
 
Trekking to Maheshwari Kund Munsyari Kumaon

 An Easy trek in Kumaon to Maheshwari Kund Munsyari I no longer am much of a long distance hiker anymore, but I also try not to miss short hikes like I did in Spiti to Dhankar Lake.  While Uttarakhand has many famed treks for you to go for like Valley of Flowers, Roopkund, Pindari Glacier etc., what I did was a simple climb to a sacred lake called Maheshwari Kund or Meesar Kund in the local dialect. The important thing to note here is that our ancestors knew the importance of water bodies like lakes and rivers hence they [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Sep 012015
 
Travel Tuesday Picture: Nihang Soldiers

The Nihang Warriors : Torchbearers of a glorious Tradition   In today’s  Travel Tuesday picture I bring to  you  Nihang Sikh Soldiers / Sadhu from the land  of golden fields -Punjab. If you are not aware of the Sikh history, then you may wonder why I am mentioning the Nihang as both Soldier and Sadhu. Well during the middle ages, the Nihangs were the brave soldiers in the Sikh Army first raised by Guru Hargobind jee In later years the Nihang Soldiers played very important role in various battles, more so when the enemy was in larger numbers. No wonder  Guru Gobind Singh Jee said Chirian [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jun 012015
 
June-Hottest month in North India

Where are you traveling in June ? June is one of the hottest mmonths in India. While some parts of India like Kerala gets their first monsoon showers during June most of North India has to wait for June to give way to July to see the first showers. But  June is not only hot it is also moody, now and then we get dust storms followed by some torrential rains or just a few drops to tease us. June is also the month when most of us were busy enjoying our summer vacations as this is the only [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Dec 152014
 
No Country for Wild Horses- Only Wild Men

  The Devil Drives the Driver   Why do perfectly normal men behave like monsters once they are behind the wheels of a car? Why somebody who is never in a hurry to meet any deadline either at home or in office suddenly decides to join the line of dead on our highways? What happens when a man is behind the wheels of a machine? Looking at the way some of us drive on our desi highways you tend to question is the man driving the machine or the monster is driving the man? Genghis Khan created and ruled [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jun 032013
 
Hyderabad Polo And Riding Club

Equine Photography Meets Passionate Rider and Horse Lover Ashok Ramam Sanku started horse riding to fulfill his love for Horses and Equine photography. He is one of the few photographers in India who want to specialize in Equine Photography.  Read his account of how he got hooked to Horses and Equine photography, directly from the horses, I mean the photographers mouth. Many people think that Equine photography and Polo photography are the same but both are two different streams, Equine photography deals with the horse portraits, activities and sometimes their interaction and intimacy with people. Equine photography is more [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]