Singing at Singshore

We never thought we would make it here but did. The incessant monsoon rains, landslide-infested roads and the steep and slippery terrain notwithstanding, our expert driver and guide ensured we would not miss one of the “wonders of Asia”, as the Singshore suspension bridge is called.The highest bridge in Sikkim and the second highest bridge…

Ferns and curries

I never did imagine this large leafy growth we see so often in the hills of North and North Eastern India could actually be turned into a very tasty meal. But that’s exactly what we discovered when we travelled to Sikkim last year. I had seen ferns of various sizes and shapes since childhood but…

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…

Does He stay here? Sure does!

Wrapping up on my series of posts on our Sikkim Holiday would be incomplete if I did not mention where we stayed five nights during our mountain sojourn. The Red Mud Chalet, atop a hill in the lap of nature’s bountiful luxury, is one of the best holiday resorts we have ever been to. Let…

Nature is the perfect artist

As I sifted through the hundreds of pictures from our trip to Sikkim last month, I selected these four just for their sheer ‘awesomeness’. Inspired by a post from a blog I follow, I realised nature is the perfect artist – and no human, whosoever he or she may be, can ever emulate its creativity…