Thursday, June 21, 2012

Third Trimester Ramblings

Whoa! These are the two things I feel everyday, oh and please add SEXY to it.

Monday, June 18, 2012

R.I.P: Mehandi Hassan

Ranjish hi sahi, dil hi dukhane
ke liye aa,
Aa phir se mujhe chhod ke jaane 
ke liye aa....

Mehdi Hassan, the famous ghazal singer passed away yesterday at the age of 84 and with him the curtain came down on the Dhrupad-style of ghazal gayaki. Though I don't claim to have heard him a lot, me being of an age where ghazal was a genre which was limited to sad, melancholic moments of hero, heroine of Bollywood. I know some of my colleagues and heard many celebrity claiming being obsessed by his songs. My knowledge of Ghazal has always remained limited to the likes of Jagjit Singh (another famous singer who passed away few months back) and Ghulam Ali, I can't help feeling sad about his demise and the void it created in Ghazal gayiki.

The heart rendering lyrics of the above lines are truly touching!

Tag: Songs, Singers, Maetros, Ghazal, India, Pakistan, Mehndi Hassan

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Manali: The Switzerland of India!

Nestling in the foothills of Himalayas Manali lies in the state of Himachal Pradesh in the northern part of India.

Here are some pictures from our trips!
If you're planning for a trip to Manali, stay in Old Manali, it's by far better than the new town, the area around Mall Road is surrounded by loud-tourist-vacationing kinda crowd!

Enjoy a beautiful Manali sunset, while munching on some high tea and nice cakes from German Bakery in Mall Road!

We saw these guys enroute to Snow Point, Rohtang Pass, all set to clear the roads, if need be. The pass was closed due to bad weather when we went.

You will witness many such rustic looking bridges over Beas River. Jaw dropping view isn't it?

We were lucky to witness this typical Himachali Wedding procession! 

They have covered the bride as it was drizzling that day! 

We all are heading towards eternity.

Don't mind the spelling! We Indians just love Chinese cuisine, you can find a bowl of noodles even at 2050 meters above sea level.

A water fall in Snow Point.

The famous Yak of Manali. Disclaimer: They stink real bad!

The Johnsons Cafe, by far the best cafe I came across in the hills. Do try their Trout Fish, it scrumptious.

The famous Hidimba Temple. Remember Roja (the Movie), yep it is the same one.

The Buddhist Temple

On our way up for paragliding in Solang valley

I believe I can FLY!

Picturesque Manali

Snazzy Splendour!
The Lazy Dog  Restaurant, Manali. Try their Donburi, it's yummilicious and with some beers.

Tags: India, Manali, Hills Station, The Lazy Dog, Restaurants, The Johnsons Cafe, Trout Fish, Travel, Himachal Pradesh, Himachali Marriage, Mall Road, Monastery, Rohtang Pass