As UK gears up to deal with the aftermath of Brexit, British Universities too are going through a change of unprecedented scale. They are faced with the prospect of having to explain the number of seats they offer to foreign students. Times are tough and I have been receiving regular updates from my Alma Mater, Newcastle University, about how they are planning to keep going with the same guiding principles for as long as they can.
We are a close-knit family. Me and my sister, our parents, our parents-in-law, and our uncle. And at least once a year we try to head out together. The task of finalising the destination, researching and booking a stay option, and even planning the itinerary, invariably falls on my shoulders. While initially it was simple enough - there were many unexplored places nearby and most of us were physically fit - it has become a little challenging over the years. In such a scenario there are some trips that one remembers simply because it was so convenient for everyone. Our trip to Dhanaulti was one such trip.
Last Sunday, I was invited for Warm Up Workshop at Decathlon at Gurgaon. I was super happy to know about the agenda as it was focused around fitness and I need to be very conscious about this at this point of time. Having back pains and frequent sprains in 30s is not a good signal and young generation is facing these issues very frequently. Lifestyles have been changing and physical activities have been reduced a lot. Technology and wonderful solutions in market have made people lazy. Lesser physical work means, weak muscles which will lead to various issues. I am personally going through this face and recently started jogging early in the morning. So it was certainly a good opportunity for me to know right things from professional and passionate hiker & runner.
A visit in an year to Khajjiar has made me click less photographs and rather experience different weather there. I was in Khajjiar during monsoons and this is probably the best season to experience lush green landscapes all around. Khajjiar, at times, is not accessible during winters because roads get closed due to snowfall.
Few months back when I came across William Dalrymple's profile on Instagram, I was impressed to see brilliant photographs by someone who was known as an accomplished writer. I had never imagined that he would be so great with the camera as well. His instagram feed, when compared to other celebrities, is class apart and unique.
This Photo Journey shares some of the photographs clicked by William Dalrymple and also dwells on what makes his Instagram profile so interesting.