Mindblown: a blog about philosophy.

  • Bijli Mahadev: Solo ride and Trek

    Bijli Mahadev: Solo ride and Trek

    This weekend it was time again to delve into the mysteries of my favourite Parvati Valley. Frequented by young Indians and international travellers, Parvati Valley in Himachal Pradesh’s Kullu district is known for its psychedelic trance festivals, hippie cafes, and the quality hash grown in its villages (though it’s illegal in India). The scenery is […]

  • Rohtang: Soloride To An Old Friend

    Rohtang: Soloride To An Old Friend

    The journey to the most popular tourist destination in Himachal Pradesh is often Manali and the Rohtang Pass. I was no exception and immediately on arrival to my workplace, my first interest was to take a trip to see Rohtang Pass and the Atal tunnel. Its a late writing, but better late than never. The […]

  • Soloride to Rewalsar: Blessings of Guru Padmasambhava

    Soloride to Rewalsar: Blessings of Guru Padmasambhava

    Come another Sunday, and it was the call of the wild that took me out on my motorcycle, yet again; this time my destination was Rewalsar, a popular destination in the Buddhist circuit, a secret cave of Guru Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche) and thereafter to a Shaktipeeth temple in Himachal, called Naina Devi. The road is […]

  • Parashar Lake | Solo Ride

    Parashar Lake | Solo Ride

    More often than not, Motorcycle enthusiasts are oft cascaded in a self-induced euphoria over “why they ride”. Love for the machine, sense of freedom, seeing new places, power of possession, social media fame… all are worth mentioning causes and perhaps true for many bikers. But today, let me also talk about my innate need to […]

  • Parvati Valley – Sunday Breakfast Ride

    Parvati Valley – Sunday Breakfast Ride

    As the world struggles with the mundane, when action is worshipped, being busy to the level of being a maniac is considered laudable, workaholism is symbol of excellence and inaction is cringe worthy; here in the same world a place exists where Time stands still. It was my time to take a peek into the […]

  • Ride to Almora, the Soul of Kumaun

    Ride to Almora, the Soul of Kumaun

    I have started riding at 12-30 midnight from Home, in spite of suggestions otherwise, from friends. My main aim remains to ride through the North Indian plains at night as much as possible, just to avoid the smelting Heat wave passing by our part of the country. Better face the tired truckers rather than the […]

  • Dada Rides to Awadh ( Lucknow – Ayodhya)

    Dada Rides to Awadh ( Lucknow – Ayodhya)

    In Maryada, we discover that Dharma is perhaps contextual. It changes with situation and is dependent on relationships, and it is also in choosing which relationship. Apropos, does identity takes priority over action?? Kausalya, must choose between being a queen, wife and mother, her complexity is in which role will she act according to Dharma? […]

  • KAPWING :The Best And Easiest Video Content Creator (And Editor) For All Travelers And Motovloggers

    KAPWING :The Best And Easiest Video Content Creator (And Editor) For All Travelers And Motovloggers

    What All Travelers Need With the number of motorcycle and car travelers increasing with every passing day, everyone has been waiting patiently for this crazy pandemic to pass, so they can restart with their already planned or postponed travel programme. With easy access to smart phones, tablets, digital cameras; the number of photos and videos […]

  • Exploring Hadauti (Bundi – Kota)

    Exploring Hadauti (Bundi – Kota)

    Part 1 Part 2 “ভূমির-পরে জানু পাতি’তুলি ধনুঃ শরএকা কুম্ভ রক্ষা করেনকল বুঁদিগড়।রাণার সেনা ঘিরি তারেমুণ্ড কাটে তরবারে,খেলা গড়ের সিংহদ্বারেপড়ল ভূমিপর।রক্তে তাহার ধন্য হোলোনকল বুঁদিগড়।” #Banjo_Family sets out with ever-faithful #Xylom to explore #Bundi and #Kota… A short breakfast break beyond #Tonk, trying the Rajasthani Paneer Masala dosa Part 3 #Bundi, one of the most […]

  • HINDUSTAN KE DIL DEKHO – MADHYA PRADESH SOLO RIDE

    HINDUSTAN KE DIL DEKHO – MADHYA PRADESH SOLO RIDE

    #Hindustan_ke_dil_dekho (Zero) #Dadas_MP_soloride #আবার_অরণ্যে …. It could have been Cliffhanger or Chardham or even the Mae Hong Son loop … But this time I chose a less glamorous destination compared to all, in spite of the possibility of incurring much greater expenses. I chose the less discussed #Madhya_Pradesh this time. When I ask myself Why […]

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