Sikkim….Rumtek Monastery

Continuing with my Sikkim journey: No trip to Sikkim is complete without visiting Buddhist Monastries, there are supposedly 200 of them, enveloping the state in an aura of mysticism and religiosity. The vibrant, aesthetically crafted Tibetan-Buddhist Rumtek Monastery is on our map of architectural wonders of Sikkim. Rumtek, nestled on the hills opposite Gangtok, stands … Continue reading Sikkim….Rumtek Monastery

Sikkim…. Nature’s Blockbuster

Sweet dreams are made of thisWho am I to disagree?I've traveled the world and the seven seasEverybody's lookin' for something. (Eurythmics..1983) Smile of Nature: Sometimes life takes you on unexpected paths, to destinations that serendipitously pop up when least expected. One such place was Sikkim, a state that somehow remained out of ambit for far … Continue reading Sikkim…. Nature’s Blockbuster

Red…..the colour of hope and history

“ You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” — Mae West. Gurgaon Journal, May 2021: Living a landlocked existence, no windows opening out to beaches, hills, waters, our life oscillates to the beat of Covid waves and lockdowns. The Second Covid wave, beginning March, was more intense, making us … Continue reading Red…..the colour of hope and history

In Search of India

India is myriad entities ...caring, ruthless, heartless, spiritual, digitally commercial, naive....A country with one foot in the 21st century and the other stuck in quicksands of iniquity. Difficult to fathom and difficult to love. Sharing Alison & Don's blog Adventures in Wonderland a pilgrimage of the heart. Their love for India, reflected in A Portrait … Continue reading In Search of India