Monthly Archive: November 2015

Ladakh Leh Flight Window View 9

Made in Ladakh

Ladakh is the kind of place you bring your wildest expectations to, and then watch them pale in comparison to reality. Here are a few snippets of the many memories made in Ladakh on my first ever visit to this...

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A Fighting Chance for the Visually Challenged

What would you say about a modern-day school that churns out self-empowered, multi-dimensional and sensitive individuals who give back to society? Where progress is led by example and not just exams, where character is as important as curriculum and compassion...

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Leap Before You Look – Paragliding in Bir

  I’d read it somewhere and felt it resonate – The only Zen you find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there. Every mountaintop I’d met had affirmed this. A staggering serenity always stood in...

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Are We Here Yet?

Skies punctuated by floating people wherever I looked – a bizarrely common sight these days in Bir with the Paragliding World Cup behind us. Even as I write these words, three gliders slow-dance with the winds outside my window and a fourth cartwheels her canopy, shouting her glee into the winds. To get closer to the action and to get our nature fix, we drove up to Billing and scampered like lab rats set loose on the mountain.