Friday, June 1, 2012

Moments of thought and moments of life!!!

May 2k12 is obviously the best month of my life!! Its kind of a free careless journey through north east , UP , rajasthan and jammu!!My love for road continues!! As I always said.. " I consider myself as a traveller ( more than a film maker), and film making for me is a tool to narrate my stories!! All the same I love film making too.  Two thoughts are pushing me .. dude enough of this, go back and work in any film production and other says travel like this.. lets see what happens. Lets see!!

You see both good and bad when you travel!! ..Okay .. as usual bad things first and good things later.  I just cant stand mediocracy that too unwanted mediocracy!! I was standing in a line before a temple after walking 13 KMs at 'jammu, Vaishno devi'.. near bhairon temple. .. then I suddenly see people trying to enter  the line in between to enter the line!! I just cant understand that.. you take 3,4 days leave, you all the way travel here and then u try to save 5 minutes by pushiing others and thereby spoiling my peace!! worst thing is what would you do after saving the 5 minutes, obviously you are not bill gates or narayan murthy!! at max you talk politics with friends or watch TV why dont you just do that.. instead of visiting temples.. that would save others!! its really weird to get pushed in a line!!

Now now.. to the beauties!! First we went to a trek in Chirapunjee.. A rough trek to a natural bridge formed by the roots of a tree along the water flow. Lovely and awesome. And as usual the best moment was given to me by my father. Saying this you cant inspire me easily, If you come and tell me I bought an Ipod , bought a car or I slept with a girl.. I might end up giving a smile or give you a so what look!! you should gimme something basic.. There was a pool nearby and its very slippery myself and our driver entered into the pool and washed our faces with the cool water and I was turning back to tell my father not to enter in and its slippery, there he was already in the pool, he is trying to slowly bend just to touch the flowing water and he finally did it.. with a gusture .."aah.. i touched it".. This is a life time moment.. he always reminds me life is full of life!!

Followed by a visit to Gangtok. Lingdum Monastery blew me away!! Budhdhists seriously rock.. The silence, the propaganda to spread Love is fascinating and absolutely blissful. their mythology is also similar to ours!!I wish I could learn something out of it!! and ofcourse Tsomgo lake is amazing !! first time I saw a mountain totally covered with snow.. I climbed it up and did some rolling stuff tht was fun!! though its a pity I couldnt see nathula pass as it was closed because of excessive snow!!

Darjeeling.. of course appropriately called as the queen of himlayas!! A drive to a nearby lake was amazing. I thought may be I should come with a cycle someday and should just keep riding here!! the song of geetanjali.. "Aamani.. paadave.." was ringing in my ears                   (  ). followed by a toy train drive through the mountains. its awesome to watch trains passing by the mountains slowly through the fog!! you feel elated!!

Back to delhi.. It was majestic!! the roads say  it all.. I am the CAPITAL!! and my dad left to hometown. From now onwards it was just the road

and me!! Thanks to rahulji for the bike drive from delhi to Agra via vrindavan and mathura!! it was amazing to see 'Srikrishna janmabhoomi"..

and I got a excellent view of tajmahal standing alone next to yamuna.. from agra fort. It was much better than watching the tajmahal close to it!! may be thats the beauty of angles!!

And then rajasthan in the red hot summer.. you might call me an ass.. but as they say.. make hay when the sun shines!! Karauli, jaipur, Udaipur, ajmer , pushkar and the mighty thar in jaisalmer!! Madan mohan ji of karauli, govindji and srinathji are awesome idols made by Vajranath.. great grand son of srikrishna ( doing some research for a film). and ofcourse the only temple of lord brahma at pushkar was fun!! and some memories cant be forgotten, Sunset while rowing in the pichchola lake and watching the glow of city palace followed by a stay in the desert watching the sunset and sunrise through the dunes!! Lifetime experience!! I met a indian guy and a girl from paris travelling together.. awesome couple.. never met anyone so much in love and so adventurous , they were planning to sleep in the dunes itself ( which they gave up atlast!!).. all the same bravo!! Always a pleasure meeting new people and listening to new stories!!  and to all those who called me and jumped on me that I didnt call them when I was rajasthan.. sorry mates.. next time I will!!

Amritsar.. warm people and cool lassi's!! Jallianwala bagh made me emotional !! wanted to shout fuck u Dyer and Dwyer.. the letter stating that Udhm singh tried to erase the heroes of jallianwala bagh was repulsive!! Barbaric acts my friends will spoil your name for more tha your life.. you might die, but people keep talking bad about you!!. Golden temple in evening was amazing!! the reflection in the lake and the peaceful way they pray blew me away.. !!

Followed by a 13km trek ( 26 to n fro) to vaishno devi!! here ends a month journey!! must say meeting new people. watching new terrains and planning at the spot  was awesome!!

And ofcourse I m a foody!! show me something new I gotta try it!!.. Thupka , wai wai. momo's in northeast.. parantha, kadi chawal in delhi.. Dal bhati in rajasthan!! and those extra large lassi's in punjab!! thanks to those heroes who invented these foods( should I say heroins??)!! you seriously rock!! cheerios

I saw a small village where only 20 people live.. the tribe is living there for generations. They just a small whole and burry on the mountain itself when people die!! A pretty simple n easy life!!
An offer to stay for a week in IISc to play cricket is tempting!! but then work awaits!!

keep rockin
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