Monthly Archives: October 2015

The biggest hairdryer

Just another day in the Himalayas… Early morning walk to the helipad. I have never understood the obsession with hair and nails.. They are dead structures attached to our bodies which are given way too much importance and millions of cash and hours are spent in their care and discussion about them. While I was spouting my nonsensical ideas to my amused better half, a helicopter took off… And my just-washed hair swirled and twirled and was literally jet-set-go. Definitely the largest and the best hairdryer in the world … Try it out. I have to rush, my nail paint needs drying 😊😊imageimageimage Continue reading


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Strawberries from our garden

Out of season strawberries are a blessing. In our Himalayan home, they have been yielding several bagfuls of the delicious red fruit that we love. The fruit ripens in January. This time, on our anniversary, a tiny bunch of strawberries miraculously appeared!! Of course, nobody is allowed to touch it till the whole bunch ripens … Which is likely to happen tomorrow. image imageimage


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Sunrise

  • it’s worth it to take a road trip with your loved one .. To the Himalayas… Watching the sunrise is a bonus , it is spectacular. image imageThe journey of life is best shared with the object of your affection who values you as much as you do him …. We are halfway to the mountains.

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Mutually beneficial

Plants and animals have been living in harmony ever since life began on Earth. A buffalo/ cow allows a crow/ bird to sit peacefully on it, because the crow picks off the ticks and other small parasites off its back, and the crow does that to get a free ride…….

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Uncomplicated, mutually beneficial relationships are the essence of life.


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White capped Redstart bird—Himalayas

A striking bird with a white cap on its head, dark blue black feathers, an orange belly and orange and black tail. It is camera shy and the moment a car door opens, it flies away. These pictures were clicked through the window of our car…..

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All that Jazz

When the musicians got married, they said in unison…,

let’s Jazz do it….


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Dig this!!

My archeologist friend lives in a


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Alpine Chough–highest nesting bird

The black glossy feathers, the yellow beak and the red legs make it a bird with a striking appearance. These birds are known to have nests higher than any other bird in the world. They pair for life and their eggs are adapted to survive in low oxygen availability. They are seen in high altitude areas, these pictures are of birds seen in the Indian Himalayas.  

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Latte on Monday???

Monday Morning----I’m sorry I’m Latte


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Almond blossoms -Indian Himalayas

The glorious almond blossoms are found in the Himalayas at a high altitude, in orchards as well as in the wild. The clusters of flowers surround the delicate, twisted branches of the tree, encircling it. No leaves are visible between the delicate white flowers. The white flowers have 5 petals and a red center. I stood transfixed at the sight of these blossoms, and I am guilty of having touched the flowers ever so gently. No, we did not pluck, disturb or damage the flowers, 

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