Langtang Trek in Nepal

Before I went to trek Langtang village, I was not aware that this is one of the most popular trek in Nepal. While Nepal is in the Himalayas and there are many beautiful, challenging treks in the Himalayas, I found this trek to be quite interesting. People seem to trek EBC ( Everest base Camp)or ABC ( Annapurna Base Camp) while in Nepal, but Langtang Valley trek has its own appeal. I did this trekking from 24th Nov 2019 to 29th Nov 2019, Kathmandu to Kathmandu. The drive from Kathmandu to Safru bensi on 24 Nov 2019 was itself quite …

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Sirsasana ( Head Stand) at 17000 feet

One of my bucket list of ‘things to do’ was to do Sirsasana ( head stand) at 17000 feet. Recently, I traveled to Leh and fortunate enough to be able to fulfill the wish by doing Sirsasana at Khardungla Pas, which is claimed to be highest motorable pas at 18350 feet. My mobile phone showed it as 5340 meters altitude. I am assuming 18350 feet is the correct altitude of this pas. Here is the screenshot from my mobile phone I could not do the Sirsasana at the location where many tourists were swarming , so we drove little ahead, …

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Driving in India with special reference to Udaipur

Recently, my friend Mudit opined that, in India, people which have been driving bicycles or bikes, suddenly started driving cars. While they have bought cars with their money, but they could not buy the required education on driving cars. So, most of them drive their cars as if they are still driving bikes. His comment got me thinking and I am trying to compile a list of driving mistakes for which we should be able to identify if a person belongs to such category, ie. drive cars as they have money, but with a education level of driving bicycle or …

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The day I forgot to buy a lottery ticket

Yesterday, 17 Nov 2017 has been really lucky day for me. The morning started with check-in in a hotel in Mahipalpur, New Delhi at 2AM from a very troubled and hectic drive down from Shimla. Had a good discussion ( mostly I listened) about present Assam situation and went to sleep at 3AM. Got up at 7:15AM as 8 out of our 10 members had to take flight at 10AM to Guwahati. Everything went smoothly, the airport droppings arrived in time, hotel guys were very helpful in loading luggages in the car. Me and another team member went back to …

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Fleecing Foreigners in India

I am not a foreigner in India and I am very much Indian citizen, that too by birth and my ancestors have been in India long before Indian gained independence in 1947. I look more ‘Asian’ than ‘Indian’ and most probably, that is the reason I have been experiencing fleecing here in India in almost every city I have traveled to. But recently, I hosted a traveler from Philippines, Kenneth, who had shared his experience of fleecing in India which I found to be similar to my experience as well as reaction. Here is what he has to say about …

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Indo-China Stand Off at Doklam and fear in North East India

With news of Indo – China face-off at Doklam, near tri-junction of India , Bhutan and China border, Chinese media has been posting articles about possibility of war between India and China almost daily. And Indian media are also publishing them regularly. I have also been noticing in my Facebook and Twitter page about people posting update about how China can flood Assam by opening their dams they have built in Brahmaputra in Tibet (Yarlung Tsangpo). Specially as there is season of flood in Assam now days.

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Flood in Assam can not be solved, here is why!

As usual, during monsoon, as soon as rain starts, flooding starts in at least 20 districts in Assam in its Brahmaputra Valley. Netizens from Assam starts flooding Twitter/Facebook complaining center or mainland India of ignoring flood in Assam. Also, they keep demanding solving flood problems permanently. Very good and noble demand indeed. And as the death toll in the flood rises, Central Govt normally sends few of its ministers for aerial survey and announce some fund being released for flood relief work. Then rain stops, flood stops, all quiet down. Netizens get back to other issues. This year, I somehow …

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30 days without alcohol

For the first time, I took a new year resolution in 2017 to quit alcohol and meat till I lose 10 KG weight or I reach below 60KGs. And today, on 31 Jan 2017, I completed 30 days without both. When I started the resolution, I weighed 70KGs and now I weigh, 68KGs. I did running of 57KM as per Runstatic App while Ia m assuming I must have run approx 70KM, much lower that targeted 100KM a month. I mjst have spent at least 15 hours in GYM doing some weight training as well as some other work outs. …

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Trek to Chandrashila to do a Sirsasana

Last month I went for trekking in the Himalayas for the first time in my life from 19th Nov to 23 Nov 2016. It was a great experience, augmented by great personalities Agniswar Mitra and Sunil Jain. The plan for this trip started when Agniswar asked me if I would like to go for trekking in some place. I started training for this trek in Udaipur by walking 3KM a day carrying 22KGs weight in my backpack. I got many curious looks ( I am used to it) in the colony where I live. Mr. Sunil Jain, who is 62 …

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My Lovestory that failed to take off

Its just a story Many people ask me why I drink alcohol. Here is how I am trying to answer. Many people seem to enjoy drinking alcohol. I do not enjoy it all. I am just continuing drinking as I have nothing else to do anymore. Once I asked a girl to wait for me in the morning next day in a beach in the evening and enjoy sunrise together. But in the evening few of my friends came to my room with few bottles of alcohol ( RUM) and it was month of October. So I ended up drunk …

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