05. Jul, 2014

Excuses people make not to travel in Pakistan

Excuses people make not to travel in Pakistan

I have been traveling across Pakistan since quite a few years now. It’s easy for me to travel within the country keeping in view my low budget and nominal income. The point is, it is not at all expensive to travel within Pakistan as compared to travel abroad for vacations and it is as unsafe and safe […]

04. Jul, 2014

Chailogue launched: Chai chronicles of a traveler

Chailogue launched: Chai chronicles of a traveler

  Chai (tea) became an important part of my travels across Pakistan. Not just the place, but inspiring common people of Pakistan with whom i shared my cup of tea. I have launched a dedicated series of stories that revolve around chai during my travels in Pakistan. You can follow the series at: www.Chailogue.com. Post […]

07. Oct, 2013

3 weird myths people have about me

3 weird myths people have about me

I am a storyteller, a traveler, i love tea, i work and save to travel more from time to time. I am always bombarded with questions from people having different perceptions about me. I try to clarify things via mail and now finally decided to write a blog post about it. Though the list is […]

11. Aug, 2013

Concordia: The mountaineer’s paradise

Concordia: The mountaineer’s paradise

It was a very restless night. As I lay on a glacier, in my warm sleeping bag, over a cold, hard, inhospitable and uneven surface. The silence of the wilderness was absolute and I was trying to get some sleep but the erratic and terrifying sounds of the heavy avalanches did not allow me to […]

13. Jul, 2013

A starry night & the second highest mountain

A starry night & the second highest mountain

As i have always mentioned in my articles, K2 is a shy mountain. It’s always hidden behind clouds and if you are lucky it might sneak out for a while. To view that mountain, i trekked for 6 long days starting from Skardu town and reached Concordia camp site. During the first night, while every […]

26. Jun, 2013

Off to Nanga Parbat Basecamp

Off to Nanga Parbat Basecamp

I had been waiting so long to go to Fairy meadows and Nanga Parbat base camp. The recent incident at the base camp was sad and i had to give my plan a second thought. Fairy meadows is one of the prior places i wanted to go back in my childhood. I still remember that […]

08. Jun, 2013

I am in Swat

I am in Swat

I had been waiting for so long to visit Swat and after years of wait, I am finally here.  The place is getting back to normal day by day. After facing major flood and a strong military operation, i can see hope in locals for getting back to their normal routine as it was in previous years. […]

19. Feb, 2013

Ten minutes on top of the world

Ten minutes on top of the world

It was just before dawn as I pulled the ropes to climb to the top while taking deep breaths. The summit was a only a few feet away. I paused for a while, caught my breath and looked behind. The sky was a palette of orange and blue hues as spectacular mountains were silhouetted in […]

01. Jan, 2013

Not a Happy New Year but…

Not a Happy New Year but…

It’s been a long time for me now that I’ve lost track of days and dates. Everyday is a new day for me. I’m not sure if it’s a new year or not. All i know is that I’ve a new day, just like yesterday, today and tomorrow. This will also be loaded with similar ups and downs of […]

22. Nov, 2012

Never let someone else live your dream

Never let someone else live your dream

  It has happened to me many times and now is the time i think i should say that publicly  People have been calling, texting and mailing me, telling me how lucky i am to do what i am doing. They want to do it themselves as well, and they start comparing their lives with me. […]

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