Radically Ever After Blog

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Valley of Flowers – A Trek to Remember

Those mountains you are carrying, you were only supposed to camp between  The campsite in Ghangria, a small hamlet which comes alive from June to October every year. We got here after a 14 km trek from Govindghat, the starting...

Tsomgo lake, East Sikkim, Sikkim , North east India 1

A Slice of Sikkim

That how-on-earth kinda beauty from an underground window at Cafe Sherpa enroute Tsongmo Lake. Where we stopped to hire some warm clothes and get a hot beverage or two. There’s not enough caffeine in the world to pack in a kick...

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Experiments with Balance

 Balance is …    … an ode to stillness sung by all the movement it took to get there … the sea of patience that goes into creating one exquisite wave                  ...

Lake Bohinj, Triglav National Park, Gorenjska, Slovenia, Europe 1

Slow Down in Slovenia

At Ukanc, meaning ‘the end of the world’ in Slovene. Locals once believed this was the furthest anyone could ever reach, there being an insurmountable wall of mountains ahead. Everyone knows better now, but the innocence still hangs in the...

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Home is where the Practice is

  I’m often asked how one can maintain a steady home Yoga practice between work stress and tight schedules even at home. Here are 4 tips that have worked best for me over the years: Keep your Yoga mat rolled...

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Somewhere under the Blue Sky

Exactly 13 years since I painted this. An oil pastel re-creation of an oil painting by an artist called C Loft, known for his Mediterranean seascapes. A raw beginner at age 19, all I had for reference was a postcard-sized greeting...

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Moving into Meditation: When Asana Meets Awareness

“Oh I can never sit still!” – the commonest response whenever I outrageously suggest that meditation might be worthwhile. To many,  meditation implies sages sitting still, lost in some exclusive mystic realm. But what if you don’t need a sage’s...

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Ziplining with Flight of the Gibbon

“My first day of work today,” he shrugged as he clasped my harness onto the cable. Words you do not want to hear from your ziplining guide when you’re 120 metres above the rainforest floor, looking down on a sea...

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How to be a ‘Lucky’ Traveller

      A moment long awaited  When the travel daydreams first invaded, I was in my mid-twenties and juggling two jobs. Teaching Yoga early mornings and editing legal journals all day. Within the pressure cooker of that lifestyle, I felt...

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A Dip in the Italian Lake District

Off the standard tourist circuit and along the rim of Italy’s boot lives its Lake District, named after glacial lakes formed at the end of the last Ice Age. For all the massive tourism and consequent pick-pocketing in its big...

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The Yoga Less Travelled

  The Germans have a word (don’t they always) – Schilderwald – which means a street crowded with so many road signs that you feel lost. Quite like the fitness industry today, whipping up newer and fancier workout systems, machines, ideas, acronyms,...

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When Music is the Muse

  Music was her drug of choice. Loud enough to extinguish the darkness and layered enough to lose and find herself in over and over again. No matter what life threw at her, another world was always another song away....

Bir, Himachal Pradesh, waterfall, India 1

Hello Wilderness, Our Old Friend

“Do you believe in forest spirits?” she asked, whirling around to eyeball me. Do I? I searched my mind for an answer, but ran into a mess of opposing thoughts instead. “DO you?” she asked again, her tone more urgent....

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Love & Chocolate

Having been at airports often enough to shake off any charm they once held for me, I still look forward to two things there that show up in as-yet unseen varieties every single time: chocolate and love. Something about the...