Author: The Adventurist

Before joining an expedition..

September 6, 2011

At any given moment, there are hundreds of expeditions going on around the world. They might be solo or team events. The more extraordinary and not-done-before kind they are, the more they attract attention. I am glad to be a part of one such expedition, that is not been frequently attempted before. Not from India, […]

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Leh Logs: Day Three

September 19, 2006

We started day three hovering over Leh in a helicopter. Father had made this arrangement so that we would have the best sights. We traversed the Indus through the sky and I got some great shots at extreme angles. The pilot indulged all my requests to hover the craft at different angles so that I […]

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13 years and six months……still counting.

September 18, 2006

Sorry to interrupt the travelogue but this post cannot wait. The right honourable P. D. Kode pronounced the court’s verdict on 4 of the 123 accused who faced trial in the 1993 Mumbai Serial blasts case. 257 Dead 700 Injured 13 years and 6 months of trial 123 Accused 4 Convicted so far 4 Acquitted […]

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Leh Logs: Day Two – Noon

September 17, 2006

A fulfilling meal later, we were back on the circuit. The Stok Palace was the first location we drove towards. It is a bit further from Leh and on the way we encountered a dilapidated bridge. Mr. Jolly Driver, in his inimitable style and heavy accent described how the original bridge was washed away in […]

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#11

September 11, 2006

….lazy gulls scattered on the beach waves crash, palms glow crimson keep time….

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Leh Logs: Day Two – I

September 6, 2006

Ah beautiful morning! Overhanging mist, sunrays filtering through clouds….it was perfect! Our first real morning in Leh. Transport for the day was coming over at 9.30 am. We were taking it easy today. Sites and places around Leh had been chosen for the excursion. Nothing strenuous. So far, none of us had felt light headed […]

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Leh Logs: Day One

August 31, 2006

The flight to Leh lifted off into the dry New Delhi sky precisely at 5.40 am. The previous night had been harrowing and therefore tiring. They had not let us enter the airport departure area because the day of the flight had ‘technically’ not dawned.(?) it was a question of security, they told us. Yeah […]

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Up above the clouds so high…..where eagles dare!

August 29, 2006

The Leh travelogues are dedicated to the gallant heroes and heroines of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO). Their efforts often unsung, braving extreme weather, high altitude and ever changing landscape, they toil on so that we can go places. Through Project Himank, they have given us unparalled accessibility in the Eastern Himalayan region. These are […]

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#7

August 23, 2006

…receding floods make way eroded humanity fears revealed…..

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#10

August 20, 2006

…delirious mindscapes eye of a storm been there done that?…

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