We live in a world glazed with happiness. We yearn for happy movie endings, keep figuring out ways to be happier, long for happiness all the time. None of us wants to struggle through sadness, disappointments, prolonged life challenges, and hardships. A bit of happiness is never enough. The happier we are, the happier we want… Continue reading The Power of Sadness
I had been always fascinating by the land and people of Kalash valley. My plan to attend the Chamous festival in Kalash at least for a day was all set up, when I headed out to solo, to my first ever trip to Chitral. This was my very first encounter to this route and the… Continue reading Dancing in the mountains – Kalasha’s New Year
About Baltistan: Gilgit-Baltistan commonly known as GB, was formed by the amalgamation of the former Gilgit Agency, Baltistan region, and a few princely states. I knew this before too, but what I didn’t know before this journey, was the region of “Baltistan” itself. Baltistan borders Gilgit to the west, China (XinJiang) in the north, Ladakh on the southeast and… Continue reading Baltistan – “The Ultimate Wonderland”
My wanderlust had been provoking me much lately to plan a trip to snow, and get the most out of the winter season in Pakistan. So I headed out to Azad Kashmir on 2nd February, 2018, at 11:30 am. Plan was pretty simple this time, a night in Arang Kel was the goal, and I… Continue reading When Neelum Valley sparkled White and Bright!
Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it fades away and something else takes its place. In the end what matters is how one behaved or dealt with that pain. Pain generally has many kinds, and there is this kind, the ruthless of… Continue reading It finds its way on its own!
A fine Thursday in August, 2017, I headed out for my first solo trip to GB from Lahore, and after a 30 hours ride full of jumps, crazy close calls by the drivers on the scary curves of KKH, I reached Gilgit around 4pm on Friday. Gilgit is a beautiful place, but the sun is… Continue reading Found A New Home – Hunza, it is!