Kumaon cameo 2: The cast

January 9, 2009

They don’t make them kids like they used to. Long drives are nauseating, mountains are a drag, and really what’s there to see in this world anyways…but I still love ’em

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Kumaon cameo

January 7, 2009

I reached Kathgodam on a chilly winter morning. It was a beautiful day. Then I discovered that I had left my camera battery at home. Completely washed out, depressed, I  managed to carry myself through the day shooting video from a crummy handycam. Next day, I figured, my brother’s camera battery was a perfect match for mine, and I actually did get to shoot sometimes. So here’s a few pictures from those sometimes…

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Buy land on the moon!

November 5, 2008

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Sea of Tranquility? The Lake of Dreams? …starts from $30 and acre!

Go BUY

View from a room, Rishikesh in the background, the garden below is exclusive to a suite

View from a room, Rishikesh in the background, the garden below is exclusive to a suite

The palace area, where the reception is, a view from the residential area

The palace area, where the reception is, a view from the residences

Lawn in front of the palace

Lawn in front of the palace

Space for private yoga sessions

Space for private yoga sessions

Streams accompany you as you walk down these stairs

Streams accompany you as you walk down these stairs

Walk down these paths

Walk down these paths

...or take the club car

...or take the club car

Ananda, either you are rich, or you saved for a lifetime…or you are a feature writer doing the travel beat 😉

Room with a view

October 13, 2008

Rishikesh, dusk

Ananda in the himalayas

October 12, 2008

My pad for the weekend…hmm…needed the detox. More later people, a foot massage beckons…

Mountain goats are tasty

August 6, 2008

The mountains of Kashmir are quite phenomenal. They don’t soothe you with their beauty and serenity, they simply overwhelm.

We had a fantastic trip. Hectic for the most part, shooting this palace hotel, the grand intercontinental, its huge. In between all the shooting, got pampered like hell.  Had mountain goats and sheep for lunch, dinner and breakfast. With an odd trout thrown in. On the last day we took a break, and a trip to Sonmarg