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Rockin’ Strawberries.

‘We Will, We Will Rock You’…  I hum as we drive from Pune to Panchgani (2 plus hours) through flat farmlands towards rugged hills and frisky rivers visible through gaps in the crowning greenery. I wonder if young Freddie Mercury, lead singer of rock band QUEEN was mesmerised by swaying […]

Sikkim….nature’s blockbuster

Sikkim…. a combination of Limbu words: su, which means “new”, and khyim, which means “palace” in reference to the palace built by the state’s first ruler, Phuntsog Namgyal. To a Tibetan, Sikkim is  ‘Drenjong‘ or “valley of rice” while the Bhutia call it ‘Beyul Demazong‘ or ‘the hidden valley of rice“. The […]