Mountain Musings

Mountain Musings

It was the 17th of May when a motely bunch of 11 of us between the age of 15-47 years embarked on a trek to the base camp of the world’s highest mountain peak. The journey lasted for 13 days, across 130 kms and we climbed up from around 9000 feet to nearly 18,000 feet...
Do we Rev Up or Slow Down?

Do we Rev Up or Slow Down?

It is the age of instant chow, instant perk-up potions, incessant breathless living in public fora and all round inyour face ‘my gratification first’. Status or life event updates happen at lightning speed. Life ebbs and flows with the number of likes you generate. If...
Canning the Can’ts

Canning the Can’ts

“I can’t sleep on the right side of the bed.” “I can’t sleep with lights off.” “I can’t drive.” “I can’t dance.” “I can’t go to crowded places.” “I can’t go ahead after a black cat has crossed my path.” “I can’t lose weight.” “I can’t make it to Harvard.” As you must...
What options do you have, really?

What options do you have, really?

They tell you that your whole life flashes before your eyes. It kind of does, when you are hanging on a steep cliff by a single tiny rock that threatens to give in any time and all you can see below is seemingly infinite distance to the ground. Don’t ask me how I...