Clearing Of the Clouds

Clearing Of the Clouds

Atul Karwal Going to the mountains is like a pilgrimage for me: I fee at home and in absolute peace with myself there. The sparkling ling and open spaces of the mountains, their flora and fauna, the buzzing energy, the colours– they empty my mind of all thoughts and set it free. I feel that I have netered an enchanted and vibrant world– a world far away from the humdrum of everyday life. All paraphernalia…

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SALIGRAMA – MYTH AND FACTS 

SALIGRAMA – MYTH AND FACTS 

“Saaligraama” (Shaligram/Salagramam), also called ‘Salagrama’ is a sacred stone preserved in many Hindu households as an object of worship. It is worshipped as representative of  Lord Vishnu. It is usually not displayed in the open, but taken out and put back, preferably in a box after puja. The salagrama is passed on through generations and was not supposed to be bought or sold, as it is considered a priceless possession. Any house which has a…

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Mustang Sky Cave: A Mystery

Mustang Sky Cave: A Mystery

Mustang, a former kingdom in north-central Nepal, is home to one of the world’s great archaeological mysteries. In this dusty, wind-savaged place, hidden within the Himalaya and deeply cleaved by the Kali Gandaki River—in spots, the gorge dwarfs Arizona’s Grand Canyon—there are an extraordinary number of human-built caves.

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The Great Mystery

The Great Mystery

I have thought much about what I will say now – of how Hillary and I reached the summit of Everet. Later, when we came down from the mountain, there was much foolish talk about who got there first. Some said ti was I, some Hillary. Some that only one of us got there– or neither. Still others, that one of us had to drag the other up. All this was nonsense.

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