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Delhi Cracker Ban, Thank You, Supreme Court!

Delhi Cracker Ban, Thank You, Supreme Court!

The Diwali is finally over and it is the day after Diwali. Assessing the situation over the past few days and even on the night of Diwali, it seems like the Supreme Court ban on the sale of cracker has done its thing. Even though those who wished to burst […]

October 20, 2017

Ban on sale of crackers in Delhi, SC gone too far?

Recently the Supreme Court passed an order that the sale of crackers in Delhi will not be allowed until the 1st of November, 2017. Even though this is being hailed as a decision against Hindus and seems to be a way to hurt our religious sentiments, here are few things […]

October 9, 2017
Padma Home Stay (Tents Review), Spangmik, Pangong Tso

Padma Home Stay (Tents Review), Spangmik, Pangong Tso

During my recent visit to Ladakh, I stayed at the Padma Home Stay in Spangmik Village on the banks of Pangong Tso Lake for Rs. 1,300 a night (including dinner and breakfast for 2). Here is a brief review of my stay there. After checking out various options in Spangmik, […]

September 12, 2017
Tourist, Janpath, Review

Tourist, Janpath, Review

After a bad experience at Bunta Bar, we came out looking for a good place to eat and not wanting to travel a lot, started looking for good restaurants in the vicinity. Soon we spotted Tourist; I had been here for the blogger event of Canon 6D Mark II and […]

September 11, 2017
Tourism a way to keep Chinese at bay?

Tourism a way to keep Chinese at bay?

Over the years, I have contended that tourism is an effective tool to protect our boundaries and integrate Indians living in the remote corners of our country. Be it in J&K (including Ladakh) or the North-East. And over the years, many have argued against it. With arguments ranging from protecting […]

September 10, 2017
Bunta Bar, Janpath, Review

Bunta Bar, Janpath, Review

Bunta Bar; the name itself invokes the fond memories of childhood. Of drinking buntas when there were no Coco Cola or Pepsi around, and the Thumbs Up etc. used to be quite expensive in comparison. Today, of course, things have changed. These modern day buntas or rather various concoctions in […]

September 8, 2017
Lamayuru Restaurant, Fort Road, Leh

Lamayuru Restaurant, Fort Road, Leh

Lamayuru Restaurant, the name had been ringing in my ears, even before we left Delhi. Mansi’s sister had recommended this place and she had been talking about eating here, even before we left Delhi. However, neither of us knew, where it was. Until one fine day, when we decided to […]

August 18, 2017
Habib Guest House, Luxury Tents, Hunder, Nubra Valley

Habib Guest House, Luxury Tents, Hunder, Nubra Valley

I have been recommending and staying at Habib Guest House for past several years, so during my 9th trip to Ladakh, when I had to travel to Nubra Valley, by default we went to Habib Guest House in Nubra Valley for our stay. Even though nothing was booked, I was […]

August 16, 2017
Café Jeevan, Changspa Road, Leh

Café Jeevan, Changspa Road, Leh

In a city that likes to wake up lazily, there aren’t many restaurants and cafes, which open up at 8 in the morning. So when we came back from our morning shoot, Café Jeevan located on the Changspa Road (just a few meters ahead of Otsal Guest House), was just […]

August 15, 2017
Traveling to Ladakh for the 9th time

Traveling to Ladakh for the 9th time

It is time to board the flight to Leh and begin my 9th journey to Ladakh, a place I have come to love and respect. For it teaches you a lot, a lot about others and a lot about yourself and the world around you and how you react to […]

August 7, 2017