Trip to Vietnam

I grew up reading a lot about the Vietnam war –  mid 1960s to the early 70s. The war comics published in USA  that I used to read  portrayed the North Vietnamese aka Vietcongs as brutes and heartless communists who deserved to be wiped out from the face of the earth and the Americans had […]

Trip to Himachal Pradesh

We drove during this one week trip from Delhi to Chandigarh then onwards to JoginderNagar, Barot, Parashar Lake, Kullu, Manali and across the Rohtang pass. The 185 km drive from Chandigarh takes you to Mandi. From Mandi it is a 60 km drive up hill to Joginder Nagar which is not very well known as […]

A trip to Majuli, Assam

Majuli is the largest river island in the world situated in the Bramaputra river. It covers an area of almost 1200 square which shrinks to almost 1000 sq kms during the monsoons when the river floods the low lying areas. The inhabitants are Neovashinte which is a form of Hinduism focused on worshiping Lord Krishna. […]

Trip to Alang, Diu and Gir Forest

Drove 3000 kms (round trip) from Delhi to Diu via Alang and Gir Forest. Alang was particularly interesting. It has the largest ship breaking yard in the world that stretches almost 40 mks on the Gujarat coastline. Ships from all over the world are manually broken down and sold as scrap. Enjoyed the Diu festival and […]