Author: Manideepa

I love to travel, dig into a book on a cold winter night, enjoy a hot fried street food or a posh sumptuous meal both on the same day. Give me a good cup of coffee and I will be in bliss. Sunsets, Plants, Clouds and Conversations bring me a smile.

Kahwa – Kashmir in a Cup

“There is something in the nature of tea that leads us into a world of quiet contemplation of life.” Lin Yutang, The Importance of Living   Kahwa is traditional Green Tea of Kashmir (also had in Central Asia- Afghanistan & Pakistan), a

A Shikara Ride

  Still are the waters, Tranquil, alive and poised Bouncing the sun off, From behind the hills high above The Shikara forms a silhouette, Quietly advancing at the horizon.   As we travel further, Colors emerge, then slowly fade away.

Srinagar, Shikara and Kehwa

We started back from Pahalgam for Srinagar. Again beautiful views on the way, saw many houses with apple trees in their backyard, apart from the traditional larger orchards. Apple Orchard Stopover On the way, stopped over at Apple orchards again,