A few things about Joshimath and Auli

Joshimath and Auli are places are in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, India. Joshimath is a small one-road-only town, unharmed by mall culture and modernization. All the shops ranging from cloth stores (sarees, dress materials, etc) to sweater shops to dhabas/sweet stall to groceries are there on either side of this narrow road. Taxi (read […]

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Trip to Auli – Day 2

Contd from previous post “Trip to Auli – Day 1” Neither of us realized the alarm go off at 4:00 AM and when we finally did get up, it was 8:30 AM..!! :-O The only other option to reach Joshimath was to travel the 8 hours/300 kms by taxi. We knew it was going to […]

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Trip to Auli – Day 1

The trip started on 9 Jan, 2010 at the vee hours of 4:00 AM. The hardest part of getting up so early and the next hardest part of giving directions to our house to a confused taxi driver tackled, we were all set to the airport. I had not expected the roads and the lightings […]

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Vande Matharam

The Muslim leaders have come out with a Fatwa on Vande Matharam. Their side of the bargain is that it is against their faith; Islam can worship Allah alone. And in all this, the GoI is mum on the “issue”. I ask, Dear Muslim Leader, Who is asking you to worship anyone else? Is putting […]

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Goa blast n the Sanathan Sanstha

The Goa blast news was reported one day, earlier this year. The next day Sanathan Sanstha’s involvement in it is accepted without question. The Home Minister of Goa openly n confidently states that the involved persons are part of the Sanstha, they planted a bomb in a scooter n had it activated in a crowded […]

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Colors of UPA : Why are Indians still sleeping?

This has been covered in the news channels for perhaps a few minutes and then forgotten. It was the 10th Anniversary of Kargil War on July 26, 2009. A parade was organized by the soldiers as a tribute to all the martyrs and others involved in the war. The entire nation salutes the soldiers, prays […]

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