All of these are very practical solutions to most of the issues faced by travellers. But what about the romance of travelling? Do we lose out on the adventure part of Ghumakkari if we carry such gadgets around? I guess yes to an extent. While a kindle may be practical, it can never replace the comfort of curling up with a book. And while plugging in earphones and listening to music privately will take care of boredome, can it ever replace the enriching discussions you can have with your fellow passengers?Read More
Thank you Ram, Nisha, Manish and Jaishree for readily agreeing and for your detailed write-up on your selections. Thank you.
Yet, as expected, we did not get the same names so we did a little bit of union and intersection and arrived at top 6 Ghumakkars. Each of these 6 had at least one vote on each parameter and most of them had more than one vote while one person had all three. I will hold the excitement here.
So we did some slice-n-dice of data, looked at relative rankings from the jury and in the end fell back on our own judgment to arrive at the final 3. So far so good. After we arrived on final 3, we incubated the decision for some more time. This was to ensure that we are indeed fully convinced or not and once that went past, it was time to raise the curtain.
So with much ado, I take pride in announcing the winners of ‘Ghumakkar of the Year 2011’ award and the names are (in no particular order)Read More
But it is not easy to accept change and it is really hard to accept a change within oneself. At times, we consider ourselves too perfect to require any change. And that is when we stop growing. Our physical growth may stop when we reach a certain age but there are other aspects of our personalities that we can always continue to evolve. Spiritual, mental, and emotional growths are not restricted by age and there is no upper limit to where we can reach in these aspects.Read More
2011 is coming to a close and, as you all know, the race for the Ghumakkars of the Year 2011 is now in its…Read More
The question is what do we do when we read someone’s well-written post that makes the amount of hard work that would’ve gone towards creating the story apparent. Do we post a comment or do we simply appreciate the story in our mind and move on to the next? And if we do post a comment, is it just a general comment or do we take pains to show the author that we read through each line and appreciate the details?Read More
Hello Dear Ghumakkars, Hope you’re all geared up for the upcoming festivals. But even if you are busy, do take time out to say…Read More
Howdy Fellow Ghumakkars, Hope the travel bug is still biting! Once again, it’s time to extend a warm welcome to the new members of…Read More
If we respect ourselves and our nation, we can be sure that the world will behold us in the same light. Travellers are stronger ambassadors of a nation than any government-appointed diplomat can ever hope to be.Read More
Dear Ghumakkars, Ghumakkar family is growing constantly and in the past one month, we have had as many as 10 new members write for…Read More
Hello Again Dear Ghumakkars! We have had a nice mix of stories from senior Ghumakkars as well as some new authors this month. Let…Read More
Dear Ghumakkars, We are growing and we are growing fast. Proof? Well, here is the list of our brilliant new authors this month: Nikhil…Read More
Hello All, Before everything else, I would like to welcome our brilliant newbies. In case you have missed their debuts, please take a moment…Read More