Contd. from Pilgrimage to Shrikhand Mahadev Kailash Part -2 19 July and 20 July, 2012 The decision to take a different route through Bagipul was the best that we could do to help my brother who had turned grayish and was not in a position to take his body weight forward….Read more ›
Articles by: Saroj Thakur
Saroj Thakur is a writer, blogger and teacher.
Born (1956) in Shimla, Saroj was previously a fellow at IIAS Shimla (2009-2010). She writes on women, gender, mythology, and language studies. She has been teaching at National Institute of Technology (N.I.T. Hamirpur) since last 26 years.
An active blogger, trekker and an RTI enthusiast Saroj Thakur presently lives in Hamirpur town of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh.
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Contd. from Pilgrimage to Shrikhand Mahadev Kailash Part -1 Intervening night of 18 and 19 July, 2012 Lying cramped in a small space along with many others I waited for the morning when we would start for the Shrikhand. Suddenly at around 2 a.m. lightning and thunderstorm shook the tarpaulin which…Read more ›
I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. When there are more than one choice available and only one of them can be…Read more ›
Signs are all that we read, all that we give and all that we decipher. Is there someone behind all those signs? Or do we ever try to peel off, and take away the signs to see the real person. Or is it that what Amir Khan shows on his…Read more ›
Amma would send us on errands at all odd hours of the day and why she would not as Simla of my days would be such a place where whole of the Lower Bazaar seemed like an extended neighbourhood to us all. I would love to trod away to anywhere…Read more ›
Shimla is unique in more than one way but only if you keep your eyes and ears open while walking the already well-treaded roads of Shimla, who knows that you may come across a thing of beauty that may be a source of life-time of joy for you! While visiting…Read more ›
Lord Auckland, the Governor General to India, was accompanied by his two sisters Fanny and Emily. Emily Eden spent her time much in the manner as was expected of the ladies especially as she enjoyed a high social position being the sister of the Governor General. A keen observer, Emily,…Read more ›
Rising concrete structures are fast encroaching upon the beauty of Palampur as I discovered while driving through a narrow road recently and noticed the difference between the Palampur of yore and the Palampur of today. This road links Palampur from Maranda and it was a what a pleasure it was…Read more ›
One of my blog friend Scott Hass visited Shimla last year and lived in the tranquil and peaceful neighborhood of Mashobra. When I went visiting him to Mashobra and asked him about the places that he loved in Shimla, I was pleasantly surprised to hear him say, “I loved Lower…Read more ›
During a recent visit to Shimla, I was shocked to see a large number of vehicles parked on the road near CTO building on the Mall . I was further shocked to know that all these vehicles had access to this sealed and restricted road and very proudly displayed permits…Read more ›