January 31, 2015

My Wedding Video

For no apparent reason this video wasn't posted on the blog for so long. Anyhooo here it is!!
Full credit to The Media House, Pune.

PS: The guy from now on will be known as Susmit :P ;)

January 24, 2015

Top 10 learnings from Chadar Trek 2015

All you need to know about the mind freezing Chadar Trek. Here are some key takeaways from my experience on walking on the frozen river.

Ideal Packing List for Chadar Trek

After we successfully completed the Chadar trek in Jan 2015, everyone (people from other batches too!) echoed on the need to pack light on this trek. Many of us didnt even use half the things they carried all the way. One also needs to understand that we were lucky that we didnt have to use most items but had there been an emergency, we would definitely need most of the stuff. I've tried to compile an ideal packing list - nothing more/less. With the following things in your backpack, you needn't worry about anything!!

Walked on a frozen river - Check! {Chadar Trek 2015 diaries}

70 Kms trekking, temperatures ranging upto -35 Deg C (yes! Minus with a big M) - Chadar Trek is a Himalayan trek in the Zanskar valley, Ladakh. The sub zero temperatures causes the Zanskar river to freeze from Jan to Feb every year. I knew I was doing this trek the moment I saw these pics on Trekmates India's (TMI) page.

January 8, 2015

Reader Query: Finding the right Shela

Needless to say a "Shela / Shawl" is really important for maharashtrian brides as it is seen in most bridal pictures. Dont believe me?? Check wedding Outfit 1 & Outfit 2 yourself! There isnt one pic without the shela. This explains why I got multiple requests for a post on this topic. Shela in simple words is a stole/dupatta for a maharashtrian bride literally used to tie-the-knot.