Jaunting through Jibhi valley.

The winters of December saw me on the roads to Himachal yet again. This time I decided to venture to one of those remote valleys of Kullu called Jibhi. There is this homestay called Wayward Inn in a village named Ghiyagi which is conveniently tucked away from civilisation. I had accidentally chanced upon this place […]

An ode to my old room

Coming back to my old room, rummaging through the journals where I had scribbled my deepest,  darkest secrets growing up, smelling the old Enid Blytons‘ and Sidney Sheldons‘, looking out through that one window which was my constant companion throughout those difficult, teenage years of rebel made me feel very heavy. I sat down to pen my overwhelming […]

Reminiscing Raghupur

“Don’t go there, you will probably freeze to your death!” Rasped the old lady surreptitiously glancing at me. The chilly draught of wind hit me like an icicle melting on bare skin  sending shivers down my spine. I was in a quandary whether to venture forward and embrace the cold or turn back to my […]

I slipped. I gasped. I conquered.

The experience of Dhankar which plays an elusive game of hide and seek with your vision when you are enroute can be best described as transcendental. When you actually stand at the altar of this ancient village gaping unsteadily at this picturesque wonder, it will beckon you to its fold with open arms.     […]

Chronicling Naggar

Situated around 25 kms from Manali, the Naggar town presents a beautiful kaleidoscope of structures, cafes and culture and is perched amidst breathtaking forested hills. The tiny hamlet takes pride in the stupendous Naggar Castle which has an impressive amalgamation of European and Indian architectural styles and boasts of spectacular paintings on display in the […]