Anastasia

Anastasia is a series of books written by Vladmir Megre translated to English by John Woodsworth….

The first book turned out to be overwhelming. It is a story of an entrepreneur who time and again encounters a lady (a recluse) whom he is unaware of initially, who happens to live in the Siberian taiga (forests). They engage in a conversation and much more only for Anastasia to un-cloud the ignorance of the so called modern man and his technocratic world. It touches on the very aspect of civilizations, connections between man and nature and the purpose of man’s life on this Earth.

It talks about LOVE in the purest form, nature’s connections, bringing life and nurturing it the right way and of course being content.

It is a balm to the ones who have been aching to seek answers to the meaning of life. I for one was intrigued at the depth of the narration and ideologies put across in the book. I had been pondering on these points time and again and this book had me floored and enlightened if I can say!

Well I have read just the first book in the Anastasia series and I am very impatient to jump on to the next. Again, as described earlier in this post, I have mentioned it is a story; real or unreal- It is left for you to decide.

PS: This book may not be in sync with the realists, practical minded folks. Well you may try reading it but I would suggest you read on when the time is right, if you know what I mean. For all those who are seeking for answers to the so called world, man’s purpose, of why this routine random life and people who believe in this miracle called LIFE then this is a must read! I am not sure if it will give you the answers but read nevertheless….

Yes I flew!

As I was at the edge of the door of a plane, my heart missed a beat. Before I could actually step back and muster my courage, I was moved ahead into space. Gravity, Sky, Earth and the little me rushed. I took of a few seconds to figure out the space around. And then it was pure free fall. I could not hear the tandem instructor but he had given me the necessary instructions a few minutes back.

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I jumped off that plane. PC: startskydiving.com

“You may find it scary but give into the adventure, I will take care of you!” Dan said this as he tapped my shoulders just before we made the jump.

The free fall was crazy, scary but it was awesome. The adrenaline rush, the speed, the view around was just brilliant. I gave into the adventure. It was mad rush to the ground from 12000 feet.

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I am flying! PC: startskydiving.com

“So how many times have you skydived, Dan?

“This is my second.”

I stared at him.

“Well second for the day,” he giggled. “How many times would make you feel better?”

“I mean from when did you start skydiving?”

“Oh well, I have skydived like 9000 times.”

“Wow!” I was amazed. “I am sure you won’t be bored at your job?”

“Never! And we keep travelling all over the world to demonstrate skydiving. So I enjoy it a lot.”

Coming to the free fall, I was enjoying the moment, posing for the photographer ahead 😉

It was overwhelming and splendid.

Just as we reached 5000 feet, Dan signalled and opened the parachute. And we floated up a bit. I was relieved that it opened.

After that we glided around and the moment was perfect. Dan handed over the controls to me and I swayed a bit. There was utter silence, I could see the horizon, the trees, land below and a couple of lakes. The sky was azure blue and the sun shining brightly at us.

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Here we come. PC: startskydiving.com

Dan took over the controls and spinned around. And then he glided towards the landing area.

Well it was a perfect landing. I was super elated and excited about the entire experience. Thanked Dan and team for the wonderful experience.

I have always envied the birds for they can fly anywhere they want with no passport, no visas and no hassles of travel. Well, they can experience the freedom and cherish the flight whenever they want. They always get to enjoy nature; the rivers, the oceans, the mountains, the sky, the sunrises, sunsets and many things more.

Well I SKYDIVED and got to fly at least for a few seconds. I am glad I survived it too 😉

You can check out my video at : My skydiving video

 

 

Journey: Poetry

Passion burns like a raging fire

Adrenaline rushes like the mighty rivers

Mind is anxious before the start

Soul dances like the butterfly

There isn’t a moment which passes

Without thinking about the Journey

For it is a new beginning, a new start

Much like a brand new life!

 

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Magnetic Hill, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India

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My heart stopped at its sight

Over and above the clouds

Untouched by the greedy humans

Nurtures the tired souls

Time stands still

Awakening the spiritual call

Intriguing is the silence

Never a song to the naysayers!

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Rumbak village as seen from the Stok Range, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India

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Throwback Thursday! Why do I trek?

Perks of trekking!

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“Somewhere between the bottom of the climb and the summit is the answer to the mystery why we climb.” (Greg Child)

So the quote says it all but what is the mystery?

A peek  into my initial days of trekking…

Well, I started trekking just for the heck of it, for pure adrenalin rush and for the amazing view at the summit. It held good, be it the Western Ghats in Karnataka, Kerala & Maharashtra.  Since I was in my early 20s,  I loved racing up the mountain!

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Karnala Hill fort, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra Karnala Hill fort, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra

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Amongst the clouds, KumaraParvatha, Karnataka Amongst the clouds, KumaraParvatha, Karnataka

View Point 1, Goechala Pass, Sikkim with Mt. Kanchenjunga in the background View Point 1, Goechala Pass, Sikkim with Mt. Kanchenjunga in the background

On the way back from Manokarma Base camp(Stok Kangri Expedition), Ladakh, J&K On the way back from Manokarma Base camp(Stok Kangri Expedition), Ladakh, J&K

But after a gap of 6 years my idea and purpose of trekking changed. Thanks…

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Throwback Thursday: By far the best Odyssey…..

Throwback Thursday: My soulful journey through Ladakh

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Ladakh……had always been on my mind ever since I had read about it on the internet, social media and heard from a few  friends about the grandeur of the mountains out there. So, it was on my bucket list….

Catching up with my friend at my place and talking about life, life n life…….. paved way for the brilliant idea….”Let’s do something crazy. Let’s travel to Ladakh!Let’s do it!”

After researching over the weekend on the how to’s and when to’s…. we hit upon a  travel agency and they said it’s possible in September and they could arrange with transportation and accommodation for the places that we wanted to visit.

Well, we were excited and finalized in on September….

Meanwhile, I did check with my traveller friend and he suggested that we do the trip ourselves and that he would help us with the plan…..

“Why not! That’s…

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