My ultimate alive is awesome bathing experience however, I believe, awaits me in the remote Zanskar Valley in Ladakh. More specifically at the Chadar Trek that I have yet to undertake. Countless stories, narrated in reverent tones, and endless sharing of awe-inspiring imagery by veterans, has ensured its permanence on my bucket list.
Ever since I learnt of this trip, I have been meaning to experience this train journey and all that it offers, first hand. Alas, a year has whizzed past and I am nowhere close to the Safdarjang Railway Station (the take-off point), leave alone Nirvana! Instead, I have sneaked away a detailed travelogue posted by friend and fellow-wanderer Dr KJS Chatrath on his website, 50+ Travels.
It can be done. You just need helluva lot of courage, is all! Sohail Abid, who is touring Pakistan on a motorcycle shows us how. Read on to discover if you have it in you to follow suit.
Following is a link to a 50-minute film by William Dalrymple. Introduced to it by Folk Punjab, the film is a personal journey that he undertook into the mystical and musical side of Islam as he charts traditions of Sufi music in Syria, Turkey, Pakistan, India and Morocco. Travel to these exotic destinations has been a long-held desire of mine. One day, Insha’allah…
This post is the first one in the Wish List series; by my sister (nepotism be damned!) Niku Sidhu. (Pic credit: Aerial view of Mt Fuji by KS Matharu).
The Wish List Series on Cutting Loose is being introduced as a direct consequence of the wistful adage: So many places, so little time. It would be a life ambition to scratch out, one by one, all them desires on the bucket list, but with only so many possibilities in the one life-time, this is my way of getting ahead.
Ergo, Cutting Loose would like to invite you to share your most memorable encounters from around the world. Feel free to write in with articles, pictures and videos of the wonderful experiences you have had, and I will arbitrarily (what did you think?) pick and choose those that match my wish list: of destinations not yet visited, foods not yet consumed and events not yet experienced. Yeah, there’s that teenie-weenie rider in there.
Submission guidelines (let’s keep them simple, shall we?) as under:
- Word count up to 300 for every article
- Captioned low-resolution images, watermarked with contributor’s name/logo
- Ready-to-use videos of a duration up to five minutes
- All material will be vetted and edited before publishing, if necessary
- Credit will be given to contributor for unique content with a link back to blog/website, if any
- No payments will be made or received for any material published under the Wish List Series
- Abusive, controversial and pornographic material will be reported, not entertained
Look forward to hearing from you all. Take it away, folks!