Ghumakkar Interview – With Ketan Joshi

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Apart from travelogues, I hope to get cracking on the next fiction novel as well pretty soon. I have a plot floating around somewhere in my skull and hope to pin it down by brute force sometime soon. And its Ladakh season again! We are planning to ride again to Ladakh and cover places we didn’t see the last time – Pangi valley, Sach pass, Umba La, Panamik and Turtuk, Agham Shyok road, etc etc.

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Kolkata-Sikkim-Darjeeling trip

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After all this, the last thing on our list was a visit to some tea estate in Darjeeling. To go there was one part of the pleasure and the next best part was to sip a hot n nice cup of tea there! It was really a divine experience and I had about 3-4 cups of tea- each of a different variety!

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The Idea of getting soaked in the Roman Bath

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What we see today are the beautiful remains of the ancient Roman Spa, well maintained even to this day with an amazingly designed circuit for the tour. A multi-lingual audio guide provided there helped us learn facts better and also gave us an imaginative explanation of how life was in the olden times.

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Ghumakkar Featured Author Interview – with Upanshu Singhal

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We froze a mid week day 8:30 pm slot for our telephonic conversation. After a tiring day at work, would the person have mood to give an interview? Well, I was really skeptical about it. TO add to my apprehensions, the phone rang for longer than expected rings. I cut it and redialed again. Now, the network provider shooted an automated message “The person you have called has redirected calls to another number. Please hold on as we connect to the other number” and some “melodious” tune to keep me happy waiting  Well, I thought I would try once last time and then send a mail to reschedule the interview slot. But, there is always light at the end of the tunnel! A friendly voice answered the call. What happened next is spread on the table for you readers to relish!

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Rendezvous with our dear Ram Dhall – Ghumakkar Featured Author Interview, November ’13

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My call was received by a mature and responsible voice. His humbleness was shown in his very first greeting and then we began an elaborate talk! As we spoke, my apprehensions and prejudices just faded without my knowledge and the conversation got smoother and more involving. I started off as an eager listener and his knack of putting me at ease helped me strike a great conversation. It was about everything under the sun. From family to friends, from leisure to work, from the north till the south – just everything you can think of!

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Featured Author interview – an involving conversation with our beloved DC

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From then till now, DC has been entertaining us with some of her amazing travel experiences. Her photography skills are commendable and Ghumakkar has had the pleasure to see a few of her best shots. The smooth blend of the science involved in detailing and the art involved in expressing is prevalent in most of her posts. Ladies and gentlemen, with so much to admire , we surely have the onus on us to give this lady a great round of applause.
Please put your hands together for Devasmita Chakraverty , fondly known as DC, who is our Featured Author of the Month of October ‘2013.

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Ghumakkar Editorial Monthly Digest – September 2013

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As an editor, it always gives me immense pleasure to put before you all these facts and figures about how Ghumakkar is progressing! With over 91000 Likes on FB, we are spreading our wings wider each day! Let us feel proud and continue to spread the fame of Ghumakkar among our own circles and gather many more friends to our community! Thank you guys for being this supportive and motivating.

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Ghumakkar Editorial Monthly Digest – August 2013

Ghumakkar Editorial Monthly Digest – August 2013

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I looked at HIM again proudly and told HIM that he wasn’t the only bright star! We do have many shiny bright ones in our community! He sniffed and then grew a bit jealous. His rays began to get warmer and more penetrating. I giggled and told him that there was more to come. More names that I would list down now. Names of those people who have been with Ghumakkar for long, like HIM in the sky, shining everyday and never losing their glamour and vigor. His jaw dropped and with awe, he said …

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Ghumakkar Editorial Monthly Digest – July 2013

Ghumakkar Editorial Monthly Digest – July 2013

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At Ghumakkar, we have a plethora of posts which talk about many good places within India and abroad. The content is so rich that it inspired us to create something called “Ghumakkar Guide”. Yes, this is the same thing what we discussed last time and really satisfies us to see such encouraging words from you all. Thank you for your support. The team is working on formatting such posts and it shall be out soon. I am sure it will evolve over time and with your feedback.

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Ghumakkar Editorial Monthly Digest – June 2013

Ghumakkar Editorial Monthly Digest – June 2013

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When I think of co-operation from within our community, the thing that comes immediately to my mind is how all of you stood by us through tough times during this year start (February month, to be precise). We faced a lot of outages and server issues and emerged out successful in fighting all those troubles. As of now, you should see the site loading faster.

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