To the cold desert of Spiti, Himachal

Dear you, I’d written an important exam on 18th june, 2017. So the next day I packed my bags and left for Kashmiri gate ISBT. I reached late and my two friends were already waiting. We spent quite sometime trying to get bus ticket to Manali but failed to get it. Delhi was hot and…

To failure.

Dear you, I checked my fifth semester results yesterday. I’d got a back in one of the six papers. At first I thought I’d failed in the five papers whose code was mentioned. The very thought made me feel as if the earth had slipped away from under my feet. To little relief I realised…

To Jibhi and Jalori, Himachal

Dear you, Imagine a wood cottage beside the river, a tower like fort in the mountains, a snow covered pass and a frozen lake. Well, all this was there and more when I left for Jibhi in Himachal. My decided company was to be V who is becoming my latest travel partner (after being to…

To Kalpa and Chitkul, Himachal

Dear you, I can’t think of a beginning. And then I began: I’m no hobbit. And I’m probably my own Gandalf. But my adventure isn’t just about me. It is about the numerous people who made the journey happen. So, finally, after many days’ of doubt and fear I decided to leave despite all the…

On Love 0.4

Dear you, Today life seemed like a full circle when suddenly events of past year flashed before my eyes. I couldn’t help but wonder how it all appeared to be same, as if I was at the same place, only with different faces beside me. And the most striking part was that the faces I’d…

To deserts-white and golden.

Dear you, While I had been planning to be in the whites of snow after my exams, I found myself in the whites of the salt desert. A full moon in the white desert at Rann of Kutch was the newfound wish. We booked our tickets for a private bus to Jodhpur while drinking cappuccino…

On love-0.3

Dear you, Well, this is another mumbling about love. I would like to refer to this as being about give and take. Sometimes I have this feeling that I don’t receive love the same way I give it to others. Today is one of those days. Be it a friend around whom three years of…

To the moon and back.

Dear you, I knew where I wanted to be. This time it was a lake perched in the lap of cold deserts of Spiti. The moon lake(Chandrataal) as it is usually called owing to its crescent shape. I had it all planned in my mind. It turned out to be altogether different was another matter…

On love-0.2

Dear you, Last time I wrote you my reflections on love. And as I promised, I’m writing this time the response of S that I’d received to those musings. He told me that he couldn’t refrain from expressing his views on this and wanted to share some things he had gathered from his experiences about…

On love-0.1

Dear you, I write this letter to reflect on certain things. What I communicate hereafter was actually written on March 12, 2016. I’d called it dichotomy of love then. “Is it that I always fall for the wrong man? There isn’t any right or wrong, I tell myself. Then why do I feel the pain of…

On love.

Dear you, I got your heartfelt letter and it brought tears to my eyes. As soon as I read it, words started flowing in my head. But I didn’t want to move away from the words you’d written for me for the first time. I read them a hundred times. And so, I want to…

To Har ki dun, Uttarakhand

Dear you, He had asked me and I’d said yes without giving it much thought. Although a few days before I wanted to refuse, I just couldn’t because I’d already said yes. It was about the word. I’d been somewhat afraid of him earlier and the travel together 3 years ago hadn’t made things any…