A Journey to Bhutan- The Land of Happiness-6

I hope you have enjoyed the journey so far, you can read the previous post here.  I spent 3 days in Punakha and I must say, miss any other place in Bhutan if you don’t have much time but do not miss Punakha. You can cover this place in a day or like me enjoy…

A Journey to Bhutan- The Land of Happiness-5

Continuing the journey to Bhutan, I took you to Paro in the last post, let me take you to a less travelled  part of Bhutan. I had chosen Haa Valley in particular for the fact that it was less travelled and hardly an overnight stay among tourists. However I went here for 2 things: 1)…

Books read in 2018- 1

1)Maximum City by Suketu Mehta (What an amzing book on Mumbai) “What intoxication could there be in this earth That the native and innocent Come to this crossroads of rushing and thieving ? They are in search of dreams That will clash with their dream   2)Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Fifteen years old…

A Journey to Bhutan- The Land of Happiness-4

I hope you must have enjoyed the journey so far, read the previous post here. This time i take you to Paro:planned, unplanned, I spent 3 days in Paro and thoroughly enjoyed it.  Paro is one of those places where you have plenty to do. If you are taking the aerial route this is where…

A Journey to Bhutan- The Land of Happiness-3

I hope you must have enjoyed the part 2 of the series, you can find the link here.  Let me now take you to the more serious stuff, about destinations, stays, food, things to do etc. Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan seems to be struggling with the old and the new. From cars on…

A Journey to Bhutan- The Land of Happiness-2

I hope you must have enjoyed the first part of the series, let us move to the itinerary and some tips . You can read the first part of the series here. Our itinerary: Day 1: Phuentsholing to Thimphu Day 2: Thimphu to Paro Day 3: Paro Day 4: Paro-Thimphu-Haa Day 5: Haa Day 6: Haa-Chele…

A Journey to Bhutan- The Land of Happiness- 1

Number of days- 11 Budget per person- 60k INR When- January “Bhutan is no ordinary place. It is the last great Himalayan kingdom, shrouded in mystery and magic, where a traditional Buddhist culture carefully embraces global developments.” How to reach ? By Road : I took the road as all the flights to Bhutan had…

AFTER THE RACE, THE JOURNEY

Originally posted on Outrigger:
Meenal Kotak (Photo: Shyam G Menon) Meenal Kotak ran her first half marathon in 2013. Since then she has been running much longer distances and, running a lot. This is her story – the mistakes she made, the projects she got into, the milestones she logged. Early November 2017. The smoky…

Books read in 2017

Man’s Search for meaning: Victor E Frankle What i talk about when i talk about running – Haruki Murakami Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier How to attain eternal Happiness: Hanuman prasad Poddar Anywhere but home- Anu Vaidyanathan Becoming a mountain: Stephen Alter The illicit happiness of other people: Manu Joseph The Journey: Brandon Bays Lolita:…

Saturday thoughts

That is how life is in general, ‘ you walk up the stairs to your apartment , see the family of the security guard living in the small space below the staircase, open the door to your 1 BHK and feel I should move to a bigger house’ . You think that happiness is in…

Travel Story – Munsiyari

Khalia top trek and biking to Munsiyari “There is something about the top of a mountain that I often yearn for and sitting here at 12000 feet i have a mixed feeling, not being at home for diwali sucks but nonetheless this place is breathtakingly beautiful.Snow capped mountains , yellowish orange grass and the occasional…

All in a Day’s Work

Me to friend,’bhai teri company mein koi opening ho to batana ‘ Friend in turn to me,’bhai teri company mein koi opening ho to batana’ If you’re pretty, you’re pretty; but the only way to be beautiful is to be loving. Otherwise, it’s just “congratulations about your face.” – John Mayer Water water everywhere not a…