SHIMLA – A Rendezvous with a Glorious Past

Hidden among the pine trees & standing tall was a large house with yellow pillars and more windows than I had ever seen on any house; kind of like a Tardis in the time-capsule that Shimla is.
At first glance it would be hard for anyone to imagine any past glory associated with this house at all. Did Mahatma Gandhi really stay here during his Shimla visits? Was this where he, along with other Indian leaders, took important decisions on India’s freedom movement?

I just had to go inside and find out.

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CONVERSATIONS WITH A MOUNTAIN DOG

I met him on my recent trip to Shimla and it immediately struck me that he looked different from the dogs I see in the plains – he was bigger in size and had longer hair. So I went up to him while he was basking in the sunlit spot right in the middle of […]