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Along the Kosi River on Bike : 2 – Nirmali to Saharsa

Share it onFacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedinemailPrintToday was the second day of Kosi River tour. If you haven’t read the first part here it is – Along the Kosi River Day 1. Woke up early and left Nirmali around 6 AM. It was foggy outside but not much to disturb the ride. Not going back from the road where I entered Nirmali, this time I rode through the town and came on the ring road.   Later I came to know that Nirmali has been a victim of Kosi for a long time. To protect it from the deadly water of Kosi, Nirmali was encircled with ring bandh i.e. embanked from all the sides. This bandh would restrict the flood water from entering the town of Nirmali. I had a long discussion with him on Kosi floods. He said Why are you talking about Kosi floods only? Bhutahi Balan river which flows from the western edge of Nirmali is more dangerous. Nobody comes out of the Bhutahi Balan flood due to the amount of silt she brings. We are trapped …

Along the Kosi River on Bike : 1 – Introduction and Planning

Share it onFacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedinemailPrint This is the first post of my Kosi river trip. I toured the entire length of Kosi river in India under my Anaadi River Project. Let me introduce you one of the oldest rivers of the Indian subcontinent. Kosi River – An Introduction Kosi river is quite ancient you can say older than the Himalayas. She takes birth on the higher altitude of the Himalayas in Nepal and then rolls through the lower hills of Nepal before entering India in Bhimnagar. From Bhimnagar she flows through Supaul and Saharsa district eventually meeting Ganga near Kursela in Bhagalpur district. She is called Sapta Kosi in Nepal due to seven tributaries she has in Nepal. Kosi is titled as sorrow of Bihar, dayan (witch) and sometimes mother by the people of Bihar. People living along the bank of Kosi river do not stop cursing her as soon as heavy monsoon begins making her swell her banks. Whatever people name her, but for me, Kosi is very very special. Not because I am from Bihar and …

Vashishti River : 1 – Planning and Mumbai to Chiplun

Share it onFacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedinemailPrintI am excited to publish this blog as this is the very beginning of my अनादी River Project. This project is my attempt to get a first-hand understanding of the condition of rivers, lakes and wells of Bharat. You can read more about the अनादी River Project here.   To begin with the project and try myself and my readiness Vashishti was a trial. Why did I select Vashishti ? In the river project, I desired to know what sort of groundwork is essential for large rivers. When I was exploring this topic, I came across ‘Sandrp’ website. It had a comprehensive research on the rivers of Konkan. Vashishti was one of the rivers in the list. In fact, Vashishti was the most polluted among other rivers of Konkan. The foremost reason of pollution was letting out the untreated water by chemical factories in the Lote-Parshuram MIDC setup. The level of organo-chlorides was so high that even bathing in the river was severely hazardous and may lead to cancer. This created a curiosity in me and I wished …

Vashishti River : 3 – Closing words and visit to Goa killa in Harnai

Share it onFacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedinemailPrintThis is the third and last post of the Vashishti river tour. Day 1 – Mumbai to Chiplun and Day 2 – Along the Vashishti River were splendid. If you haven’t been through follow the link and have a look at them.   Since my primary objective of the trip i.e. touring the Vashishti from source to the confluence was achieved, all I had to today was the homecoming. But it wasn’t going to be plain and straight. I left the town of Dapoli early morning and rode to Fort Goa or Suvarnadurga Fort followed by Mandangad, Mangaon and finally Mumbai. 26  June 2017 – Day 3 Left the hotel early morning. It was raining like hell. Konkan rains are quite heavy. Huge perpendicular raindrop is what you get 🙂 Following the coastal route reached Goa Fort near Harnai beach. Goa fort along with Suvarnadurga fort and Fattegad fort had a significant place in Chhatrapati Shivaji’s naval force. As marked in the image below, Suvarnadurga Fort is at some distance in the sea quite …

Vashishti River : 2- Riding along the river from source to Arabian sea

Share it onFacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedinemailPrintYesterday’s ride through the beautiful green ghats of Konkan was refreshing particularly the Kashedi and Khed stretch. Today was the day to travel by the Vashishti river. The plan was to reach as close to the source of Vashishti River and ride along the river until I reach its Sangam with Arabian sea. Hoping the same excitement and adventure we rolled off for the day. 25th July 2017 Chiplun, Maharashtra Chillax Morning 🙂 Missed the morning alarm of 5.30 am. Before we could get the things up it was 7 am. 50% of the total time was spent in doing Datun. Vishwanath and I chewed the neem daatun as slow and leisurely as we can. Standing on the small balcony facing the hotel garden and shamelessly posing topless we chewed like a King. We had all the time in the world, no morning alarms, no to-do list, no client calls. We were just lost in daatun. We moved the neem twig slowly and gently through every corner of the teeth. Dark and dirty …

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Introduction to अनादी (Anaadi) River project

Share it onFacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedinemailPrintFrom the start of 2017, I have been working on a personal project associated with rivers. I have named it अनादी (Anaadi) which means eternal. In this post, I will be talking of the what, why and how of the project. Need more than wanderlust Wanderlust was a pleasant word for me during the early stages of my traveling. I did all was visit a green place or white mountain, capture some snaps and tag wanderlust on it. It absolutely was fun and excitement. However, once days passed all I had was memories and nothing else. It is good to have memories as they take us to the places later in our lives and make us smile. It was certainly good, but not enough. Later on, when I questioned myself that did I definitely liked traveling?  I got an affirmative answer. I liked traveling but so did Neanderthals. In fact, they wandered with purpose but what about me? I had a deep feeling of bringing in some purpose. At the end, I wished …