Eventually ………. _ ………….. The Return

Like all the Journeys, this one too must have an end.
After like being through hell, heaven and humans it was a pleasing journey that left me with hundreds of questions and answers to them… 
 
Its not all that we want is what is in our destiny.
Somethings are better left on the mighty one.
We can always give our best but cant get to what is not in our hands.
 
This Journey was incomplete one…  I was 22kms closer to where I wanted to be.. M – La.
But had to return back due to some Chinese people surveying the border area and then some problem with my Permits to be in the inner line region of India.
 
Lots n lots of memories… of how excited I was to sleep in -2C and be amazed to get to reach the place i have come for but then just as the morning light came up, I found the front tyre of my bike was flat….Still Reached ITBP last post and they said… no going across to the inner line areas.. whether u r an indian or who so ever.
 
Felt sad, but then I had to come back.. time was clicking.. and people some where else in the world waiting for me to join them back…
Had to rush back… reached leh back again. Some local friends from leh joined me and made me accept wht was not there…
 
It was a journey cut short in terms of days distance destinations…
From 10 days it got to 9 days
From 3000kms I just did 2600kms
From M -La, From Hanle From Chusul, It was limited and none of the destinations completed.
 
What I just got was some good time with lots of foreigners being able to share from my past and present experiences…
Three times in last Three years in same place sounds Crazy… to tell em how much i love high deserts and the places I wud love to be in…
 
Nice to meet the people who reached leh in 1982 and still they find this place interesting enough to make em return although it has gone through plenty of changes. Amazing to tell em, I was born in 82 and been here three times already.. sounds like fun. Nice to meet people from far away places…  Nice to meet people who appreciate me travellin so much and living life for all my responsibilites.. 
 
I will put down the account of all my days trips and things and people I met with time I get..
Though I wud really wish I could write a book on my travels… It wud justify me being in places.. where most of us wont reach.
 
For all the people here esp… all the D’s here…
I will share the pics on my Flickr home… I will keep uploading one pic a day.. sounds quiet a patient work.
But for me it justifies my travel and my patience to share it all.
 
Cheeers
Heres where my pics will be : www.flickr.com/photos/lovemax
 
 
 
 
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37 thoughts on “Eventually ………. _ ………….. The Return

  1. Trouble September 20, 2006 / 5:36 pm

    It feels bad to return half-way but there\’d be a next time, someday! So cheer up and look forward to a next trip, whenever it happens! :)I was waiting to see the pics, along with your other fans here 🙂 Cheers,Divya

  2. Sapna September 20, 2006 / 10:23 pm

    hmmmm one \’D\’ already popped in….
    here comes another \’D\’ mew mew
    tho janab ah hi gayeh….kaise hai huzoor….i am jealousssssssss maniiiiiiiiiii
    sniff mujeh bhi jaanaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa waaaaaaaaaa
     
    long back i had trekked  to base camp…nepal…from pokhra….i was alive after death of a different order….khule asmaan ke neecheh royi thi…na janeh kyu….dard sareh beh ruheh theh….aur sirf sunti thi tho dhandi hawa ke jhokeh …jo halke seh kehte ruheh….tis not the end…tis a beginning!
    spinal disorder tha thub…par chali…jaise bhi ho chali thi meh…
    ek nayi zindagi mehsus kiya tha…
     
    kabhi uss pal meh laut janeh ko mun karta hai mani…
     
    koi saath nahi…baas yu hi reh gayeh ye sapne…
    par one experience made me realize….and understand what u see and feel…
    smile welcome back home…
    na janeh kya kya likh gayi mani…na janeh kya kya samaj gayeh sab log…na samjha sakti hu…na khud samaj paa ruhi hu…

  3. Sapna September 20, 2006 / 10:58 pm

    mani website fir paste karna will ya

  4. prachi September 21, 2006 / 8:47 am

    hi buddy,thats sad..but be happy atleast you have tried to fulfill ur dream there are many people who are not able to do so…cheer up!!!

  5. Sapna September 22, 2006 / 7:40 am

    Miaow!!!!!!!!
    mani ke bache….jao trek….snow meh waise hi meri jaan nikal jaathi hai..ironically have travelled enuff….never seen snow in the real sense…halki si ek doh baar yaha dekhi hai…
     
    who knows ek din i will fix it with you…to go sumwhere…sumone i know…i don\’t have fear of travelling alone…i have done it in my entire life…but with sumone i can communicate and eat his brains while we are on the move!
    strangers ka dimag nahi chaat sakti na…
    who knows mani…you never ever know will you….
    ab ye muth keh dena…have i invited you lol
     
    Yes i agree close to nature…one feels alive again…
    smile
     

  6. Sapna September 22, 2006 / 8:54 pm

    Talk of sleeping in caves brrrrr…nawwwwwww…i have hypo thyroid…bacheh ki jaan logeh kaaaaaa
     
    insured bhi nahi bahooo….kangal bank of india meh bad debts bhi chal raha hai…koun pura karega?
     
    hmmm water pasand hai…used to swim in the river….itni moti thi thub ki drown hi nahi hoti thi loooooool…..
     
    kuch patah nahi mani…i am a person of free will…kab dastak deh duh…ki maniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii mujeh janaaaaaaaa…..
     
    that\’s very kind of you…ki u wud make time for me….loool talk of eating head…ek ka bheja tho fry ho chuka…ab do u need more proof!
     
    kyu meri puzzles itni puzzling hai? kya samaj nahi ata? miaowww ya mew? loool
    smile and hugzzz
     

  7. Sapna September 22, 2006 / 9:01 pm

    wohooooooooo saw the pics……zahlousssssss
    mani i have to be a member to comment…jesus!!! thats when i have pics….i had loads…but yeh hacker ke bacheh ne sari file ura di hai…
    eeeeks

  8. Tanushree September 23, 2006 / 7:58 am

    hi,just cheer up dear…better luck next time…..atleast you goy a chance to go there…for me its a dream only…

  9. deepu September 23, 2006 / 5:38 pm

    if you could answer one of your questions that was a worth Journey…have a sweet weekend..

  10. sweeti's September 23, 2006 / 10:03 pm

    looking forward to ur stories  U have really wow pics…He im just back from Indonesia trip
    I write abt it in 3 parts  Java Bali and sulawesi   and im adding pics also   Ur invited for a visit…..I like to travel and meet ppl,,talk with them and join traditions……But that u knew already.In Sulawesi we were invited to a funeral with the original habitants   in the forest >im gonna write abt this in my next entry.
    Manu u can write a book Why dont u start now…Writing day by day.
    tc and enjoy the writing
    sweeti
     
     
     

  11. Trouble September 26, 2006 / 10:19 am

    O thanku for the appreciation! When a photographer like you appreciates the pictures, it feels great! 😀 Like I told you, you\’re pics are my inspiration (no kidding!)
     
    Cheers and happy clicking,
    Divoo 🙂

  12. Tanushree September 27, 2006 / 1:50 pm

    hi dear,beautiful pictures…amazing

  13. Sapna October 3, 2006 / 8:02 pm

    maniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

  14. Trouble October 4, 2006 / 9:20 am

    Whssup Mani?

  15. Sapna October 11, 2006 / 8:17 pm

    oyi kiteh gaya…..

  16. Sapna October 11, 2006 / 10:16 pm

    maniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii meh yahaaaaaa huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
    glad to see you backkkkkkkk
    hmm har taraf sab under the toll…..
     
    naukri chor di hai…rest kar ruhi hu..for my next flight accumulating some energy….na janeh kitne saalon baad i am relaxing …..
    sabka jaan kha ruhi hu iss jaha meh…
     
    lol na bangles ke sirf sound hai…uspar khud addition laga rakheh hai….kuch likhna hai na likh daala…kuch matching hona chahiye….karti gayi…stoopid sa nikla iss bar ka….
     
    soyeh nahi itni der ho gayi mani?

  17. Sapna October 12, 2006 / 10:12 am

    Patah nahi aapke awaaz meh ek lakir…gusseh ki hai!
    smile

  18. Trouble October 12, 2006 / 10:26 am

    Mani is gayab : |

  19. chintan October 12, 2006 / 12:38 pm

    hey  there!!the pics  are  absolutely  Stunning!!Cant  get  better place  then this!!Please tell more about the place!!i m amzed  !!really Stunning Pictures!!

  20. Sapna October 13, 2006 / 12:34 am

    Ghar ateh hi narazgi…kyu sahab kya layeh aapne saath…
    tereh sung…sung jhoomeh yaadon ka mela….
     
    Dumps a glass of water on your head…kaisa hai paani?
     
    mew mew

  21. Sapna October 13, 2006 / 12:39 am

    MMmm
    Photography on the road!
     
    Mujeh bhi ek pigeon chaiye!!!!! woooooo waala jo meri chitti lekar jayeh!
     
     

  22. Sapna October 13, 2006 / 9:39 am

    Mani mmm abhi i woke up….cofee pee ruhi hu….
    baas iss waqt sirf ek hug maangta hum?baki baad meh hum bolta

  23. Sapna October 13, 2006 / 9:49 am

    Mani..suno…
    meneh na…
    meneh na…
    dekho gussa nahi hona haan….
     
    woh kya hai na ek cute sa larka mandy hai..shareef sardar hai…
    usne na..
    usne na..
    bolu tho daanta nahi hmm….
    mera naam bahut laad se baar baar pucha….aur kahi humneh bol diya…
    ab aapko na bola…aapko na…
    aapko na ..
    nahi bola meneh jab aapne pucha…
     
    aap samaj sakteh hai na….ki mera aapko mera naam bolna na bolna…utna imp nahi tha…bina naam ke bhi hum sab akaash meh urr ruheh theh punchi…milke….
    Jaanthi hu ab shayaad aapko acha na lageh….
    pwwwwwz aisi shakl bhi nahi banana…daant lo better hai!

  24. Maria Chiara October 13, 2006 / 12:22 pm

    UFFAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA MA COME FATE AD AVERE TUTTI QUESTI COMMENTI????FORSE SE SCRIVI LA TRADUZIONE IN ITALIANO POSSO CAPIRE IL XKè…COMUNQUE…BEAUTIFOUL THE BLOG!!!COMPLIMENTI…!!!BYEBYEBYEBYE PS:VISITA E COMMENTA IL MIO BLOG!LOL
     

  25. Trouble October 13, 2006 / 2:19 pm

    arre dekho toh kaun tashreef laya meri tucchh si space par barson baad!! :pok, drama band! good to see you back :Dnow jaldi se update.. main bore ho gayi yeh post dekh dekh kae :)cheers,divoo

  26. Sapna October 14, 2006 / 11:10 am

    Maniiiiii abhi tho ye huggggggg
    fir ati hu……..coffee peekar

  27. Sapna October 14, 2006 / 1:40 pm

    mmmm…doh hug deh gayeh….
    dono meh apna nasha hai….
    jhoom leti hu fir ati hu…….

  28. sweeti's October 14, 2006 / 3:16 pm

    I think the free bird has flown away   MAni?????

  29. Sapna October 14, 2006 / 7:35 pm

    Jaanthi thi mani….aapko ye baath dil ma na lagegi…aap khule aasmaa neecheh uran leteh hai waqt be waqt…punchi kuch tho gungunati hai…ek kahani si sunati hai…
    naam tho kho jaathi hai….aise naam se darti hu…jo sabse alag karti ho…kuch pal baas reh jaathi hai…woh madhur si muskaan,woh chanchal si shaitan…kabhi zameen par-kabhi asmaan…
     
    sweet time tho sabka chura leti hu,sochti hu ye sweetness,aapki dua hai
     
    maniiiiiiiiiiiiii meneh bhi pictures liiiiii, paatha ha kiski…sirf apne ghar ki looool….ghar itne badal daaleh…ki baas kuch tasveeren hi kahani sunati hai…punchi jo thehri…urti hui chalti hu…deewaron meh bhi pyaar chalakta dekhi hu…
    mereh se tho aap gussa ho hi nahi sakte…jaanthi hu!!!
    have a lovely day….flights!

  30. Sapna October 14, 2006 / 10:48 pm

    Maniiiiiiiiiiiiiii utohhhhhhhhhh na janeh kaha soh gayeh honge….
    ufffffff kursi par hi soh gayeh………
     
    drags….hrmppppppp…drags mani………on the floor!!! shoves a pillow under your head! brrr …blanket bhi daalna parega….eeew socks se badboo ah rahi hai……….chalo ye bhi nikal deti hu………kya kismat payi hai janab ne………..
     
    paas meh dekho…dudh para hai(haa janti hu baba…flask meh hai)…fruits bhi….neendh khuli kha lena….
     
    na janeh kya ho iss urteh punchi ka….

  31. Trouble October 17, 2006 / 12:15 pm

    those Ms are really muaahs M :Dyou look sweet in the \’smiling\’ wala pic.. although \’sweet\’ is one adjective which I rarely use for guys.. hehe :Dm coming to del on 19th.. poore 10 din k liye 😀

  32. Sapna October 17, 2006 / 7:03 pm

    Mani I saw the pics…churiya…hari hari….aue woh masoom si bachi ki shakl bhi…kitni sehmi si lag rahi hai wo larki…seeking protection!
     
    Aapki hugs ki mehek hum thuk pahunch jaathi hai mani…aap jaantheh hai…aapke hugs meh bhi alag alag rung dhaleh hai….har ek rung ko alag mehsus kar jaathi hu…bekhabar nahi!
     
    Aapka ek ek sawal ek ek kadam mehsus kar jaathi hu…muskurati hu…samaj jaathi hu….
    ye dekho ye smile jo aapke chehre meh abhi ah ruhi hai…usseh bhi dekh rahi hu…aapki tareh innocent aur madhur si!
    kuch kahin….muskan….aise bhi theh
    naa hum theh
    naa thum theh
    muskaan meh –
    aur muskaan chupeh theh!
     
    kya janeh mani…ek din punchi ki tareh urr aungi…aur kahungi…mera huggggggggg?
    hugsss
     
     

  33. Trouble October 18, 2006 / 11:05 am

    awrite mani milte hai break k baad ;)m flying tomorrow morning.. btw, your number too is still with me.. hehe.. :)happy diwali!

  34. Sapna October 18, 2006 / 11:23 am

    Mani…aapko jawab ahkar deti hu……
    kuch kaam nikal aya…
    smile and yes idhar aoh jaldiiiiiiiiiiiii hugzzzzzzz

  35. Sapna October 18, 2006 / 7:23 pm

    ManiAgar aap itni dur se uss warmth ko amazingly feel kar sakeh…tho hya hum nahi kar payenge?
    Hug tho yaadein deh jaathi hai……uss hunsi ki…uss pal ki…uss insaniyat ki…
    Hugging comes very naturally to me too…I am always able to express my expressions under the open skies….
    Agar hum khone lageh…tho hummeh humari jageh dikha dena…yehi hai na dosti ka naam?
    Khone ke dar se…apko hug deneh se thori dar jaungi…jaanthi hu…aap hummeh sahi raasta dikha denge….
    masoom sa ehsaas…woh bachpan ki muskaan….aaj thuk chalke hai har jageh….aapke face meh abhi bhi woh innocent smile hai…jo waqt se pollute nahi hua hai!Hug tho ek shabd hai…iss shabd ke peeche ka ehsaas hai!
    Hugss dear…and hey mereh naam se ek kaju ki barfi zaroor khana…Happy Diwali Mani!Ek sapna!
     

  36. Sapna October 20, 2006 / 11:11 am

    **********Happy Diwali**********

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