Day 7 of Spiti trip – Mud and Dhankar villages Sakya Abode staff got us a professional driver to take us out to Mud and Dhankar villages. In a YouTube video, I remember a vlogger strongly recommending a visit to Mud village when in Spiti. He said it was unmissable. He was so true! This place […]Read More Most scenic day of our Spiti trip!
Mudh village and Pin river – Pin valley, near Kaza Side view of the Dhankar village En route Kaza Nako village Key monastery Giu monastery Nako lake Nako monastery Tabo monastery En route Mudh village. View of Pin river – Pin valley, near Kaza En route Mudh village. View of Pin river – Pin valley, […]Read More Spiti in pictures – A photo essay
I stay in a good locality and work in a hygienic office and yet, contracted the deadly Dengue virus. It was Thursday last week and in office, I was feeling cold. While having dinner at home, I realised I got fever. By bedtime, slight fever turned to high fever with chills. That’s when it dawned […]Read More I contracted Dengue
Paigah tombs belong to the members of the Paigah family, loyalists of the Nizams. It is said that members of this family served as ministers, generals and states people under Nizams. Paigah tombs is now a relatively unknown architectural marvel in Hyderabad. I am not a history buff like my mother. In 2010, when my […]Read More Intricate designs of Paigah tombs, Hyderabad
Where is Spiti Spiti is a region in Himachal Pradesh and is part of the Lahaul and Spiti district. Lahaul and Spiti are different regions. Kunzum Pass is the entrance to Spiti from Lahaul. Spiti is a cold desert with very little rainfall. Keylong is in the Lahaul region and is the headquarters of the […]Read More Spiti travel guide
As a south Indian who relishes spicy flavourful food, I knew I would miss food badly. But other than that, I faced these challenges: 1. Coffee Yes! I missed coffee even before I missed spicy flavourful food. There was only black coffee everywhere. Cappuccinos I found were also almost like black coffee with very little […]Read More Challenges I faced in US during my brief visit
On the last day of our retro meeting, we were done by afternoon. I had lunch with my colleagues and left to my hotel room. The hotel, Embassy Suites, has shuttle service. The shuttle leaves at 6pm and drops visitors at place of their choice and pick them up at a specified time. I took […]Read More Quick outing to La Jolla Cove
It was a day before I flew back to India and time to do my first tandem skydive. Again, surprisingly I was calm. My slot was at 12pm. I timed it well so that I have time to digest breakfast and have enough time left to reach hotel on time for lunch. I took some […]Read More My first tandem skydive at GoJump Oceanside, San Diego!
I have joined a new software firm in December. The firm turned out to be the best company I have worked for, so far. After every major release, a retrospective meeting is held at one of the company’s head quarters and team members are flown from other offices. This time, it was in San Diego. […]Read More My first trip abroad – Off to US
We talk and hear a lot about Swatch Bharat. I personally saw immense positive changes in India. Despite all this, I cease to understand how and why the public washroom problem NEVER gets resolved. It’s a shame that we still have to “hunt” for usable public toilets. At some places, there’s no public toilet at […]Read More Eternal ubiquitous washroom problem
After coming back from Mud, we had to sort out our cab issue. It was evening by the time we got back as Subbu went to Kaza market again. We noticed Nariendar. He still looked like a mess and we were more determined not to go in his car. We also saw that Mr. Tsering, […]Read More Time to leave Spiti