The Indian household is one that can run on just lentils and rice, as long as there is a hint of spice!

The word spices conjures up images of bazaars and dusky maidens veiled by dripping sunlight on a hot afternoon in quaint corners of Asian markets. …

Disclaimer: This post does not boast a detailed scheme or POA, it’s just about plain wholesome living.

Work From Home is not as fun when it is not a choice. If you are a mom like me, then the first couple of months may have looked like a collage of…

We were up at 1:30 am. The heavy silence of the night broken by the shuffling noises of trekkers preparing to court Throng -La pass. We had to put on extra layers of warm clothes. Headlamps packed all the way back in Kathmandu finally found their calling. For the first…

Churi Letdar had been a warm host. The cold morning mist clung to us like ghosts as we got ready for the last day before conquering the Throng — La Pass. Ram looked at me with an evil grin and said, “ The last 1 km stretch that we do…

Our lives are made up of various experiences and habits that we string along over the course of many breaths. I saw all of that flash before my eyes during the trek from Manang to Churi Letdar. …

I have a 10-year-old daughter and a 15-year-old salary account. Been juggling tantrums, client deadlines, and doctor’s appointments for 3650 days and counting. Years of trial and error condensed in a 2-minute read for you.

  1. Set a routine ASAB — As Soon As Birth: Babies have patterns. At 1 month…

An acclimatization trek helps the body to adjust to the new oxygen levels, this reduces the chances of AMS as one climbs higher in the next phase of the trek. What mesmerized us was the sheer number of people acclimatizing all over the place. We had to wait for our…

At 11,500 feet, Manang is one of the bigger towns on the Annapoorna circuit. Boasting of several little bakeries, large (by circuit standards) hotels, and even a 12 seater theatre! We had a 1-day layover at Manang to give us a chance to acclimatize. …

Chame, about 8890 feet above sea level. We had our head in the clouds… literally! Our morning was filled with gasps of wonder and delight at the sight that met our eyes. Misty, beautiful mountain peaks hid behind obliging clouds. But we had more of that ahead as Ram promised…

Day 6:

As I packed my backpack on the wooden bed in my Danaque lodge I stopped a moment to think about how far I had come. This trip was a huge achievement for me. …

Neha Cougnery

Woman, writer, poet, designer …

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