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Author Archives: Jaishree Khamesra

Heroes of Trikkaipetta

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Wayanad trip

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Wayanad tripBeginning with a honeymoon trip, continuing with popular destinations such as Nainital, Khajuraho, Munnar and likes, travel acquired another meaning of “going to live and experience life differently” in addition to its earlier meaning of “going to see something”. This change has been a major deciding factor to finalize travel plans since long. Of course I do not have a complete freedom, as kids have their own likes and […]

कैसे बना मोर राष्ट्रीय पक्षी

मोर की खूबसूरती पर हम सभी फ़िदा हैं. मोर के राष्ट्रीय पक्षी होने पर हमें नाज़ है. उसके सुनहरी हरे नीले पंख, राजसी कलगी, सुराहीदार गर्दन, चमकता नीला वर्ण, और उस पर पंख फैला कर, घूम घूम कर, थिरक थिरक कर, रुक रुक कर नाचना। फिर उसके कनेक्शन भी बड़े ही महत्वपूर्ण हैं हमारे मानस में- कृष्ण मुकुट में , कार्तिकेय का वाहन, शक्ति के एक रूप- कुमारी देवी का वाहन, इन्द्र देव का रक्षक। लिखने को तो और भी […]

Kareri Lake trek with kids: Day One

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series High Altitude trek with kids

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series High Altitude trek with kidsAs you have read in prologue about Kareri Lake Trekking, the plan for first day was to trek from Satobari (1700 mt/5600 ft) to the Kareri village (2500 mt/8000 ft), where we were to have our first night halt of the four-day trek. We reached Satobari village with Arvind, our tour guide and tour operator. Arvind gave us lightweight hiking sticks. He gave a short stick […]

Kareri Lake Trek with Kids: Prologue

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series High Altitude trek with kids

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series High Altitude trek with kidsMcleodganj in Himachal Pradesh has all that Himachal offers; scented air, blue skies, white peaks, tall trees but it is heavily touristy as well. His holiness Dalai Lama also calls it home and you get a heady cocktail of people. Everywhere. To make it off beat or to say customise it to our palate was not that difficult. We threw some ancient ruins and a high […]

Spoilt for choices at Chambal National Sanctuary

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Chambal National Santuary

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Chambal National Santuary“It is not a season for Chambal. The best season to be there is from October to March when migratory birds make it their winter home. All the migratory birds have, well, migrated. Mugger crocodile and Gharial only are not alluring enough for me to make a trip. ” Reasoned Manish, my husband. “I know. But there will be resident birds and I want to see our National […]

Parsis in the Matheran Memory

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Matheran Musings

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Matheran MusingsThe long shadows of the evening and morning is not the only time when trees of Matheran provide shade to the seeking souls. The abundance of trees, their tall stature and ever-branching canopy casts spell binding shades even in noon and afternoon. The absence of vehicular traffic means no hindrance of any kind to the eye and ear and no holding of hands for kids. That sets Matheran as […]