Pangs of Partition… India-Pakistan (Part-1)

Can Indians visit Pakistan for tourism? “insāñ kī ḳhvāhishoñ kī koī intihā nahīñ do gaz zamīñ bhī chāhiye do gaz kafan ke baad”~KAIFI AZMI The above couplet means “There is no limit to the desires of Human. Not content with two yards of the shroud, he wants two yards of ground also [for burial]. This […]

Five deadly sins of driving …

Five deadly sins of driving Driving Sins 1) Multitasking – Texting, calling, fiddling with the car infotainment system.        Each one of us is a multitasker. In fact, we all encourage this trait..we need a jack of all trades, a chalta purza, someone who can do a plethora of tasks simultaneously. Consider cricket, […]

A Dream Vacation – Me, my love (Road Trip) and the Villain (Office Leaves)

A dream vacation to hills The dream vacation – I have made numerous road trips in India on various terrains, in a variety of cars, in different seasons. I have stayed both in shanties and luxurious hotels. On a few highways like the Yamuna Expressway, I love driving fast, while on a few treacherous ones […]

Ladakh – A Land Born lost…

Leh Ladakh – Khardung La – Pangong Lake Never had I imagined that I’d be going back to the Ladakh – The Land of Lama again in consecutive years. Ladakh is just like Vaishno devi visit… no one knows ki kab bulava aa jaaye…Last time, I had missed exploring Pangong Lake but this time, I […]

Solivagant – When the mind wanders…

Songs while driving on an highway Songs – Isn’t it strange that when you listen to your favorite song, all the memories around that song come alive, leaving you mesmerized yet again?  Amidst the cacophony of daily life, for once, you like to fall in the crevice of memory, which keeps you spell bounded till […]

Driving is Therapeutic…

Driving : A pleasure on the highway Driving Life is evil. Every day, every moment, stress stares at us in different forms. Sometimes it’s office issues, sometimes personal finance, at times our health, family, kids, and whatnot. It seems the entire universe is conspiring against us for no real reason. All they want is to […]

Driving in rains..some useful tips!

Tips for driving in rains in India…   driving in rains If driving in a puddle of water, downshift the gear (as you may need extra torque) and try keeping Engine Revv in 2000-2500 rpm. Slow down, avoid speeding as the car may hydroplane. When car wheels rotate in a pool of water, the front […]

Driving: It’s not the mountains we conquer, but ourselves…

Driving Inspiration: Some days you need a little inspiration for your drive We all love driving, don’t we? To the mountains where we can breathe in the fresh air, soak in the dewy petrichor, and whiff the freshness of each day. Doing that needs inspiration, it needs motivation and it needs skills to drive onto the mountains. Mountains […]

Driving tips: A bend in the road is not an end of the road unless you drive rashly…

Driving tips for hills Driving tips for hills – a little care while hilly driving, can double the road trip fun. Undoubtedly, road trips are fun. With certain precautions, the joy of road trip gets doubled. Following are a few tips which will help you in enjoying your hilly road trip to the fullest. Do’s […]

Munsiyari …Let’s wander where WiFi is weak (2018)

Top Tourist Attractions and things to do in & around Munsiyari – Trekkers paradise – Hotels and homestays – Distance from Delhi Gurgaon

Bangalore to Gurgaon (2017): Three days, Two siblings, One road trip…

Memoir of Bangalore-Gurgaon road trip done in September, 2017

Manali – The Family Road Trip (2016)

Three days in Manali Manali Plan – a road trip with family For the last one year or so, if not more, we had not gone on a road trip together – full family. Somehow, everything just fell into place when my sister got leaves from her office, my kid had summer vacations, my wife […]

Ranthambore – an astounding tête-à-tête with tiger (2017)

Tiger reserve at Ranthambore – best zones for tiger sighting – places to stay and eat – distance from Delhi Gurgaon

McLeodganj – Amazing 5 days in Himachal

My travelogue of McLeodganj – Dharamshala- Khajiyar – Dalhousie road trip in Jan 2017.

Julley!! Got Leh’d’ (2017)

A travelogue of my trip to Leh in Jun 2017.

Chail – Narkanda – Hatu Peak: Amazing Places to see

Chail – Kufri – Narkanda – Hatu Peak Before I begin writing about my travel to Chail, Kufri, Narkanda and Hatu Peak, let me start from the beginning, just like old Hindi movies start with flashback. 1990 So, the story starts in flashback. 1990. Class V. St. Francis Convent School. Bareilly, U.P. This is where […]

Mussoorie and Hum-Tum… (2016)

Mussoorie’s Best places to see The Drive… Day-1 It has been seven long years since we both have had a vacation together, without kid, without parents, without friends, or without an extended family. It looks like all the wait, all the longing to go like the old days, was finally being graced. My parents and […]