Thailand(2): Angthong National Marine Park

It was Prateek’s birthday and we couldn’t have celebrated the day any better. As soon as we arrived at the hotel (Day 1), I started looking out for Tour Packages from Koh Samui for the particular day. There were several options like Island hoping, Fishing, Picnic, Zeep Tour, Wildlife tour, Jungle Tour etc and I zeroed down on Samui Island Tour (Samui to Angthong National Marine Park). The day’s itinerary looked very promising and included several activities like Sea Kayaking, Snorkelling, Hiking, Swimming and not to mention, a sumptuous lunch and unlimited snacks. It was my gift to the birthday …

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The greens of monsoon

Having spent over a decade at Delhi and shuttling between Delhi and Gurgaon for years, I usually associate Delhi Monsoon to flooded roads and nerve-racking traffic jams. The scene is not that different when I rewind my memories to childhood as well, except for the traffic jams. We witnessed floods every year, and the National Highway that ran very close to my home would be filled with relief camps. Schools were shut down and people lost their homes and cattle and of course the vegetation was ruined. It took months to get back in shape and restore the lost assets. …

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10 Photographs : Himachal Pradesh

I have always found Himachal Pradesh to be delightfully charming. The stunning valleys and its alluring woodlands, the quaint resorts by the hillside and the way the morning sun rays crawl into the bed, the hospitable locals and the sweetest kids with the chubbiest red cheeks, the spectacular sunrises and the softest sunsets, I can go on and on about the charms and hypnotic characteristics of the ever so gorgeous Himachal Pradesh. Be it the hippie cafes near Bhagsu Falls or the delicious cuisines at any food joint at Shimla, the silence at Chail or boisterous Mall Road of white …

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The Rain

Let the rain come down and wash away my tears Let it fill my soul and drown my fears Let it shatter the walls for a new, new sun A new day has… come Extracting a verse from one of my favorite songs to begin the post with. Well, several times in my life I have wondered what in the whole basket that nature has to offer, makes me the happiest. I answered several times and know a hundred times, it is the “rain”. I belong to that region where rain is one of the several predictable things

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