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डबल-डेकर रुट ब्रिज, चेरापूंजी, Root bridges of Meghalaya.

कांपते पैरों को सहारा देने के लिए बाँस की लकड़ी को और कसकर पकड़ा। एक एक सीढी पर दस-दस सांस फुंकी जा रही थी. और अभी तो पंद्रह सौ सीढियाँ बाकी थी. आगे को चल रहे हमारे गाइड बेथ से छोटे बेटे को, जो तब पांच वर्ष का ही था, खेल में उलझाने को कहा. लेकिन खेल के साथ ही चढ़ाई भी जारी रखनी थी. अगर कोई पोखर, ताल-तलैया होते तो वो निर्बाध रूप से कंकड़ फेंकते हुए चल लेता […]

Kwai and Khasi

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Mysty Meghlaya

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Mysty MeghlayaWhenever I think of Meghalaya, I think of waterfalls and hills and rains and yes, red stained lips and teeth of almost all the Khasi people. Barring a few, almost all of them chew betel leaves all the time.

Sacred Groves of Meghalaya

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Mysty Meghlaya

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Mysty Meghlaya“Mumma! Can we take this Basket to our home and plant it there? It will not take much space and we will play ‘basket leaf’ there.” “No dear. It is a sacred forest. You are not allowed to take anything outside; not even a dried twig, not a single dried leaf,nothing at all that belongs to this forest. But you can play for some more time.”

A Walk in the Rain – Laitkynsew, Cherrapunjee

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Mysty Meghlaya

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Mysty Meghlaya“Saab, why are you not staying in Shillong? All the tourist like Shillong.” “No. We want to be in Cherrapunji and Mawphlang only. But do stop at Shillong. We have to buy raincoats.” Abdul, the driver of our cab, from Guwahati to Mawphlang, dropped us at Police bazar, in the heart of the city. The heart aka city was pulsating with locals and travellers. We found our way through […]

Offbeat in Cherrapunjee

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Mysty Meghlaya

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Mysty MeghlayaHere is the link of my first ‘Published in print’ travel story, in Mint on 13.12.2014. It details the trek to the double decker root bridge at Nongriat, Cherrapunjee. http://www.livemint.com/Leisure/B7MxuqqQM1S2FcD0uqe2OK/Cherrapunjee-Meghalaya-Bridge-over-quiet-waters.html

A Walk around Umiam Lake and Nehru Park, Shillong

It had been a long time since we last visited a state in the North–East India. So this summer when we planned to travel to the Khasi Hills of Meghalaya, I was excited. Our train, Poorvottar Sampark Kranti Express, was scheduled to leave New Delhi Railway Station at midnight and it later got rescheduled to 2:30 am. It was annoying as the train was late from the start and also I am not an owl to remain awake so late […]