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Exiting Kashmir

The last day of your vacation is always the toughest. After 7 incredible days here and lifetime of memories to take back, our driver said there were a…

Gulmarg

Apprehension We were only 2 days away from returning back to Pune. We were pretty excited about going to Gulmarg. When we got ready to head out, our…

Gardens of Kashmir

It was the day that we were finally visiting the gardens of Kashmir. After having some poha that was spelled as puha in our hotel menu we headed out…

Betab Valley & Chandanwari

The first part of this series can be found here. The second part of this series can be found here. The third part of this series can be found…

Pahalgam

The first part of this series can be found here. The second part of this series can be found here. On the way to Pahalgam we stopped at…

Sonmarg Kashmir

The first part of this series is available here. Dal Everywhere On our 2nd day in Kashmir we headed to Sonmarg which, along with Pahalgam and Gulmarg is…

Into Kashmir

Apprehension When we first decided that we would celebrate our 3rd anniversary in Kashmir it was a decision driven by budgetary constraints. The unrest in the region was…

Remembering Grandfather

For most children who grew up in India in the 20th century, their grandparents were always a huge part of their lives. Since women move to their husband’s…

Swami & Friends

R.K. Narayan has always been one of my favorite Indian authors along with Ruskin Bond. When I tend to casually ask around friends and family if they have…

Firewatch

I recently acquired Firewatch as part of the annual Steam summer sale. It had been on my radar ever since I had stumbled upon their gorgeous website. The…