Monthly Archive:: June 2013

Uttarakhand – Before flood tragedy

Uttarakhand is a region of outstanding natural beauty. The unique Himalayan ecosystem plays host to a large number of animals, plants and rare herbs. Two of India’s mightiest rivers, the Ganga and the Yamuna take birth in the glaciers of Uttarakhand, and are fed by myriad lakes, glacial melts and streams in the region. Uttarakhand – Facts

Sholay – the tallest edifice in Indian movie history

A train rolls into a station, the steam engine chugging to a halt. An unremarkable spot in the Indian hinterland, this could be anywhere. A police officer disembarks, gets on a horse and barrels away into the expanse. Here begins the tale of perhaps the greatest Indian movie made. Sholay – the tallest edifice in

Memories of Munnar

I hardly had any excitement when I got the very first chance to be in the mesmerizing land of Munnar, a perfect gateway for nature enthusiasts. It is not because I hate Munnar, but I was too juvenile to realize and grab the eternal beauty of this blissful land. It was just a name for

Romancing the Past in Kolkata

“Sir Turn left … no right…..no  …no… no… go straight…..” screamed Aravind shuttling his eyeballs between the streets and the map in the 4 inch screen of the iPhone. “Is it right right or left?” asked Dr. Ajith without loosing his temper amid the hullabaloo of the city. “Left sir… left” replied Aravind having full