THE MAGICAL PANGONG TSO

Pangong Tso (Tso: Lake) is a shock even for seasoned travellers who are veterans of expeditions to different corners of the Himalayas. The feeling of awe, of Alice-like wonder, of a calming tranquillity, is something that this lake does to you effortlessly.

PETRA – HALF AS OLD AS TIME

The ancient city of Petra stands as a mute witness to an incredible civilization that blossomed nearly 2000 years ago in this remote desert surrounded by rocky cliffs, flourished for millennia and then just faded away, brushed under the carpets of time.

BANARAS: A MYSTIC LOVE STORY

An ode to the magical Banaras, the oldest living city in the world, a mirror of the Indian civilization and Hinduism, a reflection of our Ganga Jamuni tehzeeb, a place of love and devotion and one of the most unique places to visit in India. Also, my favourite city.

ON THE MERCHANT TRAIL IN BIKANER

A walk on the Merchant Trail of Bikaner, an important part of the legacy of the Desert, its beautiful majestic Havelis and a story from the sands of time worth retelling. This is one tale about Bikaner that you must learn about. 

A DIARY FROM THE JUNGLES OF PANNA

A diary about the beautiful Panna, the quaint waters of Ken, rich jungles, and the amazing hospitality of the people, typical of Madhya Pradesh, which is great as ever.

Travel

Travelogues, Travel Ideas, Travel Guides, and much more…

The Magical Pangong Tso

The Magical Pangong Tso

As you stand on the shores of Pangong Tso, watch its quiet waves gently rocking the pebbles beneath your feet and look at the changing colours of the water, the mountains beyond and the sky above, you know that you are experiencing something very unusual, something that cannot possibly belong to this world.

Turtuk – The Crown Jewel Of Baltistan

Turtuk – The Crown Jewel Of Baltistan

Turtuk in Ladakh is a part of the tiny enclave from Baltistan which rejoined India in 1971, perhaps the only place where you will be able to experience the beautiful Balti culture as an Indian citizen.

A Trip To Bhigwan Bird Sanctuary

A Trip To Bhigwan Bird Sanctuary

Bhigwan is a sleepy little town off Pune Solapur Highway famous for the huge Bhigwan lake. Hundreds of species of endemic and migratory birds arrive here every year, making it a favourite of photographers, bird watchers and local ornithologists.

In The Nubra Valley

In The Nubra Valley

The Nubra Valley in Ladakh has seen trade caravans of the Silk route since antiquity and is famous for its sand dunes and double Bactrian humped camels.

Across The Khardung La

Across The Khardung La

An intimate affair with Khardung La, one of the highest mountain passes in the world, at 17,582 ft, that I crossed four times in a matter of two weeks.

Photography

Freezing a moment in time, for eternity…

Kichaka Vadham – The Killing Of Kichaka

Kichaka Vadham – The Killing Of Kichaka

Kathakali Rendition of Kichaka Vadham, a story from the Virata Parva of Mahabharata that tells how Kichaka, the brother in law of King Virata was killed by Bhima.

The Birds Of Sinhagad Valley

The Birds Of Sinhagad Valley

Sinhagad Valley is located at the base of the Sinhagad Fort and is a great place for bird watching and bird photography near Pune.

The Old Man With Prayer Beads

The Old Man With Prayer Beads

A very patient Ladakhi gentleman in a traditional attire and a prayer bead always in his hands, who agreed to pose for us.

CINEMASCOPE

Stories from our travels, as moving pictures..

Lifestyle

Food, shopping, books, films, this and that of everything …

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Our Story

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

~ Mark Twain

Back in 2010, we placed our trust in Mr Twain and decided to explore the world in the little ways that we could, while still going with our 9-5 jobs, EMIs and other stuff.

Shadows Galore is our look at the world, about the places we have seen, the people we have met and the experiences we had, through our eyes… behind the lens …

We hope that you will enjoy this ‘journey’ …

Do you Speak Hindi?

We are now publishing Shadows Galore in Hindi for our readers who prefer it that way.