Kashmir Valley. Pic by Mayuri Patel

Spending Time In Srinagar

A brittle red-brown Chinar leaf hidden in the yellowing pages of an old journal brought an avalanche of fond memories of a town that despite being mired in terrorism had managed to enchant me. Seventeen years later, Srinagar still holds a special place in my heart. Often called 'Paradise on Earth', Srinagar, a name contorted…

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Jaaoon Kahan E Dil (Where on earth should i go?)…..

The snow-clad mountains, the misty verdant mountains, the roaring blue-green oceans and soft sandy beaches, the gurgling streams, the deep mysterious forests, the arid stretches of deserts with shimmering sands, the ancient ruins, the temples, forts, cave dwellings, the palaces, monuments and memorials....the wonderous, scenic, cultural, historical and architectural heritage of the world is but…