Category Archives: Nostalgia

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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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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Exploring Sikkim : Yuksom

Yuksom the first capital of Sikkim. The place where the three monks got together for the coronation of the first king, thus establishing the Namgyal Dynasty of Sikkim. I last visited Yuksom some 20 years back when my dad bundled … Continue reading

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Shya Phaley and the Ramayana ishtyle thunderstorm

I love to run. Running has been in my mind for ages. Every night I think that the next day would be the D day, but alas it remains just a thought. This running bug is not a new one. … Continue reading

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