A weekend getaway that involved a hideous villa with florescent night skies painted on the ceiling
The different shades of loving kindness
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“Changing is not just changing the things outside of us. First of all, we need the right view that transcends all notions of being and non-being, creator and creature, mind and spirit. That kind of insight is crucial for?transformation?and healing.” – Thich Nhat Hanh This piece was inspired by…
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The Garjiya Devi temple is a scenic temple on a sandy island in the middle of Kosi river, on the outskirts of Jim Corbett National Park. It is claimed to be one of the most famous temples in the Nanital district. It is situated on a picturesque steep rock, surrounded by the river and forests….
We reached Naukuchiatal around 3:00 p.m. on the last day of our trip to Corbett-Pangot-Sattal. We had been walking all day around Sattal. We’d had a very forgettable meal in one of the shacks on the lakeside. We had spotted dozens of birds, none of which we could ID. Our feet were tired and our hearts were…
In the beginning, he hated birders. He maintained that they were supremely annoying, with their obsessive talk–no, not about this bird or the other–but their bazooka lenses, this full-frame body, that crop-frame sensor, this cost of location and the other sharp picture. They were quite insular in their arcane hobby and didn’t care whether the…
The Dhikala grassland at the Jim Corbett National Park is a wonderland. It is nestled in the middle of dense forests of Uttarakhand, abetted by the meandering Ram Ganga river that hides many surprises. It is especially enchanting during winter mornings. Thick fog engulfs everything as one starts early in the morning. Visibility is poor…
It happens in every aspiring birder’s life that there is one “Moby Dick” bird that just eludes capture in the camera. The birder goes mad, diving into bushes, rushing into other people’s backyards, jumping down a cliff with nary a thought of his own safety and chanting the bird’s name in his sleep. It was…