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 the 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 …

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 …

Dalhousie
Himachal Hymns, 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
Travel, Unmissable Uttarakhand

Mindrolling Monastery Dehradun- The largest monastery in India

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 …

People Called Shillong Review
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 ‘, …

FRI : Central Courtyard
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 hasn’t seen much of a change over the year. My very first visit to the Doon valley a couple of …

Tips and Tricks
Health&Wellness, Travel

10 Tips and Tricks to stay safe in Indian Winters

A list of ‘tips and tricks’ to stay safe in Indian winters were churned out, during a casual WhatsApp group conversation for a dear friend ( a first-timer to the Himalayas) to keep herself safe in winters. The group resonated my thoughts on journaling these tips and tricks that I suggested, in some written form. …