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Day 3 - Rishikesh

The weather looked gloomy with an overcast sky as we woke up. We had breakfast at the hotel and decided to visit Rishikesh today. Again we headed back the way we came yesterday and after crossing Rajaji National Park the road divides and one goes towards to Dehradun and one to Rishikesh. The drive was pleasant, as we opted Laxman  Jhula as our destination google map smartly took us via highway bypassing the main city.But at the end the roads started to get narrower lucky for us we found a parking lot packed yet as we early risers ;)
The weather was little cold compared to the planes of Dehradun with lots of breeze coming from Ganga. We walked to Laxman Jhula to cross it. Oh boy! We have no idea what local authority allows two-wheelers, cycle to cross the hanging bridge which is meant for a pedestrian. And top of it you even have some cows standing in the middle.
I am sure the people coming all the from abroad to Rishikesh for peace, meditation and self-purity do get a complete shock wi…

Shan & Pam-The Perfect Wedding

It was the 27th April’02 evening,Every thing was geared up for the Mumbai meeting,Our “Rosy” flower, made “Shan” like a bee humming,Not showing outside, Pam thought it was her prince charming,Santanu was convinced it was the end of  his findings,Gandhiji was nervously smiling,Shan’s mother in law thought it was perfectly matching,Pam’s mother and father in law were unable to hide the exciting,Sensing wedding bells ringing,Choton proposed an early ring exchanging,Everyone in both sides were priding,Thought it was a great timing,Then came a series of e-mailing,Thousands of miles kept two hearts parting,While Technology brought California & Durg closing,And the two did each other some measuring,At Satna there were forgotten few, who were guessing,When at Durg “The Great Jija” felt something missing,Why his sali’s plum looks gave way to slim & beauty tantalizing,8th Nov’02 kept them waiting and waiting,14th Aug’02 traditional ring ceremony gave some consoling.On 5th Nov’02, “Jija …