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The Vaishnodevi Experience 2023

My first trip to Vaishnodevi was unimpressive. Climbing was hard, and it only served to highlight how badly out of shape I was, while my in-laws managed to cope so much better. Further, I hadn’t quite realized that the cave experience wouldn’t be the same as I had imagined, since the original cave was only opened at certain times a year, and that we only entered a newly created tunnel, one far easier to access, and hence more manageable with the crowds that thronged the mountain shrine. The resulting experience at the shrine, for barely a fraction of a second, hardly compared to what I had expected / imagined / heard about. So, for me, Vaishnodevi was like any other temple, nothing to write home about, something that was reflected (though not explicitly mentioned) in the blog post I wrote then.

My Photos in Print...

It has been a while since I saw my name in print.. which is why it is such a pleasure to see it once again... not at the bottom of an article this time, but on a photograph! A few of my photographs were recently published in YouthInc Magazine, and I just got my copy. The photos are of the Joshi Museum of Miniature Railways at Pune, and though the photos are small, considering that they were clicked with a non professional camera, it is incredibly satisfying nevertheless!





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  1. Congratulations Anu! I am sure this will happen many more times!

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  2. Congratulations on the Wonderful Achievement. As Mridula said above from my side also May this happen many more times. Keep Travelling , Keep Sharing.

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  3. Congrats Anu!Wishes for more to come:-)

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  4. Hearty congratulations, Anu!
    May many more come your way. So proud of you.

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  5. Congratulations, Anu. And with wishes for more to come :-)

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  6. Congratulations Anu! Happy to see that.


    http://rajniranjandas.blogspot.in

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  7. congrats! one's noticed that there is always a certain consistency in the quality of your pics embellishing the posts and this prompts the query ( if it's ok to ask!)-which cellphone do you use? best wishes for continuing good work,thanks.srinivasan

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    1. Thanks mama! ( I hope it is you who has left this comment )... i use my camera for most pics... the cellphone pics are few and its the same as the one kanthi uses

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  8. Congratulations Anuradha! Nice pictures...:)

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  9. super!!

    wish i could see all you have seen!!!!

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    1. Thanks so much, Sowmya!!! the feeling is completely mutual :D

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