BoseQC35
Contest Entries, Random Musings

Trip to Bhangarh with BoseQC35 II : A Travel Story of Ruins, Fear and Sounds

‘Haunted’, claimed all… ‘We could hear weird voices and noises’, said some, while a handful vouched there was nothing really spooky about the place! These were some of the reactions from friends when they got to know about our trip!!! 21 December 2005 I vividly remember the day of our visit to the Most Haunted …

Destined by Rubina Ramesh
Book Reviews

Destined by Rubina Ramesh : Book Review – PolkaJunction

  My last read of Rubina Ramesh’s writing was ‘Knitted Tales’. It was a thriller that I completely loved reading. I opted to go for a romantic novel like ‘Destined’ after long, just to experience the genre of romance through the words of Rubina. So, here is an honest review of Destined.   The Blurb: …

Sagar Lake in Alwar
India, Royal Rajasthan, Travel

Sagar Lake in Alwar – An Introspective Photo Tour

Water is the elixir of life and there is no denying this. Especially, in a country like India that has been and to an extent is still dependent on the monsoon rains for its water needs. I am reminded of a shloka on Water from Rig Veda : Aapo Hishttaa Mayo-Bhuvasthaa Na Oorjey Dhadhaatana | …

VidyaGyan Bulandshahr
Education, Lifestyle, Social Responsibility

VidyaGyan Bulandshahr : An Oasis Amidst The Verdant Lands Of Uttar Pradesh!

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post.I had an opportunity to visit VidyaGyan Bulandshahr on an invite from Shiv Nadar Foundation, in the capacity of an Education Blogger.The views being expressed in this article are solely my own. I am narrating the humbling experience that I had at VidyaGyan though the statistical data has been …

Moosi Maharani Ki Chhatri
Royal Rajasthan, Travel

Moosi Maharani Ki Chhatri – A Stark Reminder of Power, Love and Sati

Rajasthan is all about royalty, masculine valour, Rajput war stories and a patriarchal presence.Though it also is known for its reverence to women in various divine forms, the infamous social practices of Child Marriages and Sati that once dominated the State cannot be ignored.Thankfully, these are becoming less prevalent ascribable to strict laws and wide-spread …

Dalhousie
Himachal Hymns, India, Travel

Dalhousie – Bakrota Hill that connects Bengal and Himachal

Living in the mountains amidst the thick growth of pines, deodars, rhododendrons, spruce and other flora and fauna interspersed with wooded trails is in itself a meditative and a medicative process. More so for urban dwellers who find themselves surrounded by greenery all of a sudden. The great poet and Nobel Laureate Shri Rabindranath Tagore and …

Mindrolling Monastery Dehradun
India, Travel, Unmissable Uttarakhand

Mindrolling Monastery Dehradun- A Detailed Virtual Tour in 25 Photos

A sense of calm and tranquillity pervades as one enters the Mindrolling Monastery Dehradun in the mornings.The only noise that is heard is that of the monkeys jumping and playing on the roofs.The monks in red robes go about their chores silently without any pandemonium.The premises is spic and span, devoid of the sea of …

Book Review People Called Shillong
Book Reviews

Book Review: People Called Shillong – 50 Stories from the Khasi Hills

Shillong and the North-East travels have been eluding me for long. I often see my friends posting photos on Social Media of their trip to Shillong or the exotic locations they discover as dwellers there. And rightfully, as an avid traveller, I feel disillusioned that we have not been to the ‘Scotland of East ‘, …

Book Review The Ghosts of Gurugram
Book Reviews

Book Review : The Ghosts of Gurugram

This July marked a year of our move to Delhi from the mountains of Himachal. From a place of pure oxygen to a city with the highest pollution levels it indeed has been a drastic change. Thankfully, there is quite a lot of greenery here unlike the other cities to take in the wrath of …

Forest Research Institute's Architecture
India, Travel, Unmissable Uttarakhand

Forest Research Institute’s Architecture – A Photo Tour

The one monumental and prestigious institute that has been synonymous with Dehradun for over a century now, has to be the massive colonial Forest Research Institute.  I personally believe this is the only place that has not changed much, post my very first visit to the Doon valley a couple of decades back. Thanks to …