Kasar Devi Blog – Home to Mystics, Artists & Wanderers

On the occasion of Swami Vivekananda’s 158th Birth Anniversary today, I would like to share this blog entry on Kasar Devi that is featured on varunaraina.com. Written by an adept mountaineer, trekker and solo traveler, Dr. Varuna Raina of Gurgaon, you will read about the spiritual significance of Kasar Devi, and why it brought luminaries…

Migrant Workers Walking Home – COVID19 Lockdown Crisis

This article was featured on Citizen Journalist website today: https://news.indiaonline.in/migrant-workers-walking-1000-kms-3150040 The COVID19 Corona Virus issue didn’t only create a medical issue but the resulting Lockdown has created a mass humanitarian crisis for the so-called lower class of India, how had nothing to do with the diseases, played no role in bringing the disease to India,…

VOTE for Varuna – Fjallraven Polar 2019

VOTE for Varuna – Fjallraven Polar 2019 Varuna says… Being from Kashmir (Himalaya), I look at myself as a mountain goat, doctor, amateur photographer, budding ukulele player, writer, yoga enthusiast, solivagant, and a bibliophile. I’m in love with wilderness. My heart leaps with joy at just a hint of an adventure. I am aiming to be a…

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भाइयों और बहनों..आयोडेक्स लगाइए और एक वोट दीजिये पहाड़ी लड़की को 🙏 Peeps..pleaseeeee do vote for Doxsab Varuna and her travel story!. Peace Click below to vote!

Kailash Manasarovar Yatra 2016 – The Beginning

A beginning of exhilarating, informative and adventurous series of write up on Kailash Manasarovar Yatra (250+ kms trek on foot) lasting 3 weeks – that my wife, Varuna undertook last year in July. I’m sharing it verbatim from her website. The original article is at her blog: http://vagrantspaces.blogspot.in/2017/02/kailash-manasarovar-yatra-2016-beginning.html And here we go… PART 1 This is a…

Noorie

I wrote this short story in 2004 in my cramped yet cozy apartment in Lansing (US) during my student days. My notepad and my pen used to be my only companions those days (before Guitar joined up!) The plot is based in the Kashmir valley. My father was kind enough to offer his editing advice. …

Astral Experiment #1

Experiments in Time My decision to conduct experiments with Time and Space started in September 2011 after a year long research on topics such as Astral Projection, Space Time continuum, Time Travel and other similar topics that may sound out there to an average so-called intellectual. After going through the procedures involved and initial preparation,…

In Search of Siddhashram

A version of this article is also available at india travelogue‘s Travel Section. It was the month of July and it was the rainy season again. Almost 2 years had passed since I had undertaken the Journey to Mahavatar Baba’s Cave in 2009. The journey of a week involved mystic experiences with people and places alike. After…

World Cup Comes Home!

For many of us who were born in the 80s and did not get to experience India’s triumph in the 1983 Cricket World Cup, it was an unbelievable experience watching India defeat Sri Lanka team on 2nd April 2011 at Wankhede Stadium, Bombay (India). For those of us in the Western Hemisphere, especially US –…

Gabbar Singh’s Life

Received this from a friend and I thought I should share it with everyone. I am not sure of the source of this nor did I have any contribution in writing it. Enjoy this hilarious article in Hindi on Gabbar Singh, the immortal villain of Hindi Cinema. गब्बर सिंह का चरित्र चित्रण 1. सादा जीवन,…

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