Month: May 2016

motivational letter to a friend

Letter to a friend: I know you can do it!

To the dearest friend, Time flies by and we shall remain friends forever. Life will have many turns and we shall meet at every turn. I want and wish, that when our face gets overlayed with wrinkles and probably no teeth left, when our hair turns grey and our hands shake, that we shall pass the same warm smile the day we do today. Whether side by side or miles apart we be friends always close at heart. I define the life as a struggle. A struggle which someday will make you stand in front of yourself. When you will be out of hope and find no light. When you will feel why me and why life is so unfair? When you will be plagued with the feeling that nobody, nobody cares for me. Stop there! Pause for a moment. Think of the best thing you loved, think of the happiest moment you had. Widen your lips a bit and pass a smile to yourself. You deserve it. You have improved isn’t it? You will …

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Sleeper class stories: A strangers kindness

This story is from my travel to Benares in 2011. It is a simple real life story of an unexpected kindness showered from a stranger. And the kindness became worth mentioning because he shared whatever he had without looking for his comfort. The story taught me to ask for help and believe that somebody will surely care for your request. The world indeed has exceptions! So, let’s begin with the story. Hope you like it 🙂 The story taught me to ask for help and believe that somebody will definitely attend your request. The world indeed has exceptions! So, let’s begin with the story. Hope you like it 🙂 My college days were back in BHU hostel I was in the city of Benares lately renamed as Varanasi. The holiest city of all. People from all over the world flock here in search of mind and peace of mind. I was here for my Airforce SSB. I could not clear it though. So took refuge in my friend’s room in BHU (IIT Benaras Hindu University) …

The perfect vacation I always dreamed of

Perfect Vacation. Really, can we have an obstacle-free vacation? Doesn’t problems make the Vacation spicy? After all, what fun would it be to have such a plain and boring vacation without messing up something? Everybody has their own definition of perfectness. Me too 🙂 I cannot live without Vacation. That’s true! I need breaks. My brain needs fresh oxygen, eyes need space to gaze and ears need soothing sounds of nature. And vacation is the valve which eases the pressure.  This is as necessary as eating a food and workout. How wonderful it is to imagine yourself in the narrow alleys of a historic city or in the wilderness of the mountains. I like being lost in the imagination sitting on my desk. It gives me the much-needed break and strength to continue my work 🙂 My vacation starts much before I start the travel. Planning the itinerary My leaves are precious and I don’t want to mess up things. I just sit down and plan sincerely. I am talking here about a bird who gets 10 days …

Packing Tips: How To Pack The Right Way

Every person has a desire to travel paths less trodden. Somehow, this poem from Lord of the Rings starts to ring every time we talk about National Parks: The road goes ever on and on Down from the door where it began Now far ahead the Road has gone, And I must follow, if I can… Although, the movie was actually shot in New Zealand, we have some truly beautiful trails here in the US as well. Large lakes like the Yellowstone Lake, which is situated at 7700 feet above the sea level and even the largest tree in the world, all exist in the US. Alas, very few people truly take benefit of these natural wonders. We highly recommend camping at the Yellowstone Lake. Just spending some time away from the toxic city life can actually bring about a beautiful change in a person. On the other hand, Sequoia National Park is perfect for some tree gazing.. The General Sherman Tree can be accessed by a short hike from through the Sherman Tree Trail. …

quechua camping tent t2 t2 user review India

User review: Quechua T2 and T3 camping tent in India

Quechua is well-known in India when it comes to hiking and camping. I travel solo on motorcycles and with friends on treks. To experience camping we purchased two tents Quechua T2 and Quechua T3 from Decathlon, Thane. You can buy Quechua tents in India from here. I would suggest you to visit their store rather than purchasing online. When I bought the tents, it was Rs.1000 cheaper in the store. We got T2 in Rs. 2000 and T3 tent in Rs. 3000 in 2015. These are not 2 seconds popup tent, they are different. The excitement to set the tent and get inside it was making us restless. Soon the monsoon arrived in India and with this our trekking season started. I live in Maharashtra. A significant part of Maharashtra is covered with Sahyadri mountain range. That is the reason we have too many hills and forts to trek. Check out some of the spots here and here . Review of Quechua tent T2 Tent is much lighter than Quechua T3. It weighs around 2.5 Kilogram. …