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Pangong lake in the afternoon

My post today is more of a picture-post about Pangong Lake, the most popular lake in Ladakh. It is definitely one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to. The original name of the lake is Pangong Tso, with “Tso” being the Tibetan word for a grassland lake. One-third of the lake lies in India, and the rest in China. A very large section of the Indian population had not heard of Pangong lake till 2009. That’s the…

Qutub Minar complex courtyard

A casual conversation at work a few days ago brought up an interesting realisation – people will go far and wide to see the world, but often neglect to see their own city. Now I am not originally from Delhi, but having lived in Delhi/Gurgaon for over 15 years now, I guess I can qualify as a resident. I was quite surprised that my Delhi-ite colleagues had never been to places like Qutub Minar and Red Fort. After a quick…

This is my first attempt at participating in one of the Wordpress challenges I have been following lately. The subject of this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge is transformation. This picture is of Pangong Tso, the most famous lake in the Ladakh region of India, popularised even more after it was used as a shoot location for a hit Bollywood movie. In summer, the tourist season for Ladakh, the lake is known for its beautiful blue-green waters that keep changing in hue,…

There is something magical about sunrises. Wherever on earth you may be, watching the light change slowly around you as the sun comes up and the world slowly comes to life, can be a soul satisfying experience. The effect gets magnified if you are watching this in the vicinity of one of the “alternative” wonders of the world. Anyone who has been to Siem Reap will tell you, you can’t miss watching the sun rise over Angkor Wat. Get a…

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