The Church on the Hill

One of the most ‘period’ places I have seen is the small little town of Kasauli, tucked away in the hills of Solan District in India’s Himachal Pradesh state. And, in Kasauli, there is no more quainter a place than the old Christ Church, established in 1844. Nearly 200 years old, this place of worship…

Eye see the picture

When I took this picture on the banks of the Teesta river just as we entered India’s Sikkim state from West Bengal, it was just meant as another photograph – one of a few hundred I took during our week-long holiday in the mountains. But, later, after downloading and looking at it on the big…

Looking for Kanchen

No trip to Sikkim, it is said, is complete without the sighting of the Kanchenjunga mountain. And that was true with us a well. But there was a problem. We had arrived in the tiny Himalayan state in North Eastern India in the first week of July when it is the monsoons – and when…

No, I don’t want a picture!

Monkeys in the hills of Northern India are well-known to be at one with humans – and mix freely with them. I have earlier seen, and photographed these extremely clever creatures and who have even posed for the camera. But this “gentleman” here, spotted in Kasauli, was the least bit interested in having himself snapped….

Face-off in Sikkim!

I have been off regular blogging for the last couple of weeks, courtesy a brief vacation we took to “get away from it all.” However, I have managed to “re-blog” some wonderful posts from the Reader, thanks to the hugely erratic mobile Internet connection in the remote areas where we decided to “get lost”.  for…