Category Archives: North East

Exploring Sikkim: On top of the world at Bhaley Dhunga

We had been thinking of going for a trek for a long time , the chowri kharka trek had been a while and Maenam was on our “To do” list. As with most of our outings it was an impromptu … Continue reading

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Exploring Sikkim: Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary

 Planning to visit Sikkim, keep couple of days aside for trek or hiking. It is the best way to enjoy the pristine air and natural beauty of the land. Sikkim, offers many trekking and hiking trails that run through rich … Continue reading

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Absolute Demazong ….. a great place to hangout

I am a foodie, I love to try out new cuisine and places to eat. Few years back eating out was not a very popular concept in Gangtok, but now times are  changing, and so has the attitude of Gangtokians, … Continue reading

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Exploring Sikkim : Day trek to Chowri Kharka

Destination:  Khedi Pokhari; Trekkers: Four- all ladies, (yeah… go girl power) Information available about the destination: haphazard, unreliable and unhelpful. Supposed time taken to reach the said destination: varied from 6 to 8 hr to 3 whole days!!!! Route: vague … Continue reading

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Chutney….. Nepali style

In any Indian household chutney is an important part of everyday meal. Weather you are having pakoras, samosas or any other snack you always find a certain type of chutney. In north India, hari chutney  is very popular. When I … Continue reading

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For the love of alu-chura….

I love street food, be it vada pav,  ragra patties, bhel puri  or my favourite  pani puri or puchka as we call it.  These are fares you get everywhere  in India, but there is another street food that I love … Continue reading

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Aloo or Potato; which sounds better?

  Say POTATO and now say ALOO. There is a difference right. Potato sounds flat, rounded and dull whereas aloo sounds soft, silky, it rolls off your mouth.  No! You don’t agree, well okay, aloo and potato is one and … Continue reading

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