Ping! Rahul: “Priyanka coming down from Mumbai! Tirthan Valley?”
Ping! Namita: “Rahul texted. Priyanka is coming from Mumbai. I say Sainj!.”
Ping! Rahul: “So, I am forming a group! Let me add Priyanka & Yugank.”
Hence a WhatsApp group was formed, called December Holiday. Destinations were searched, properties were looked up, and blogs were referred to. All because Priyanka from Mumbai was flying down to Delhi and wanted to go to the hills!
The mandate was simple – no touristy places. Just off beat destinations. I nurture a habit of saving in my phone, places that I like while scrolling through social media pages. One such 'saved image' was that of a property by 'Not On Map'. Approximately four hours ahead of Shimla and nestled in the serene peaks of the sleepy town of Kotkhai, and aptly named the 'Apple Farm Stay'- the home stay was exactly what was needed by us tired souls from Delhi, Mumbai, Noida & Chandigarh.
The hundred year old, recently refurbished property was a picture of perfection. A heritage stone and wood home complete with the bar on the mezzanine floor, a stone walled bon fire arrangement in the backyard, and apple orchards beyond. Not to mention the clear, virgin sky that showcases millions of stars at night. Or the fact that the hosts are the most gracious people and that Suresh Bhaiya, the in house care taker prepares the most delicious home cooked food we had ever had.
Reaching Kotkhai late evening, all we wanted to settle in for was piping hot, wholesome food. A few drinks in the wooden bar – complete with the superhot chicken nuggets & French fries and a few rounds of the game Taboo – the five of us were all set for our home stay experience.
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TALL OAKS AND GAPING VALLEYS
The icy chill still numbs my ankles, giving me goosebumps all over the body and the sound of trickling water curing my soul, drowning me into the sea nostalgic silence that surrounds me.
THE TALENT 2021
This March, as we celebrate the spirit of women empowerment and feminine power on Women’s Day, we take a glance into the lives of women who have conquered tough times to shine bright and they are the heroes of their own stories.
WOMEN EMPOWERING WOMEN
This March, as we celebrate the spirit of women empowerment and feminine power, we take a glance into the lives of women who have conquered tough times to shine bright and they are the heroes of their own stories.
POWER of PANACHE: ANSH GROVER
This young man is fabulously fit, good looking and can carry off any look with panache. This man bedazzles you with his attitude and knows what he wants when it comes to style. You can’t help being enveloped by his renewed vim and vigor. He works hard and then parties even harder. Meet this young and effortlessly stylish Ansh Grover.
THE GOLDEN BOY OF POLLYWOOD GOES GLOBAL
The very young and handsome Punjabi actor Jobanpreet Singh is all set to make his Hollywood debut soon.
THE ART OF YOGA
The modern life tempts us with comfort. And to make our life more comfortable and convenient we pay for it with obesity, hypertension and cardiac problems.
DREAMY BEAUTY LOOKS WITH PANTONE'S 2021 COLOR OF THE YEAR
No one had ever thought that year 2020 will see everyone embracing one uniform look, a quarantine-induced comfortable look, and go for a fuss-free makeup and appearance, that is nude and subtle while giving lipstick a big miss.
Hail! INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY: SERENE BUT SCATTERED
Two hundred years of British slavery and seventy-three years as an Independent democratic nation, most people in India still grappled with Kipling’s term ‘White Man’s Burden.’
Ambassador Of Socialist REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM Visits Rock Garden
Ambassador of Socialist Republic of Vietnam to India, HE Mr. Pham Sanh Chau, visited The Rock Garden of Chandigarh, also known as Nek Chand's Rock Garden after its founder Nek Chand Saini today He was accompanied by Bui Trung Thoung, Head of Trade Vietnam Embassy & Ngutyen Luong Duc, Nguyen Luong Đuc, POLITICAL SECTION Vietnam Embassy.
Desire Or Simply Manipulation?
Even if Sonu was able to rescue Titu from the wrath of Sweety in the movie, with a tongue twister as its name, Sonu ke Titu ki Sweety; you might not be able to survive the tact of seduction. So guys always protect yourself from falling into the hands and lures of a perfect female manipulator because when you do, you might not be able to come out unscarred. The greatest weapon at their disposal is of course their luscious bodies. There is a way she might give you that promising under the eyelashes look and you get those tempting messages at once without you needing anybody to help you in figuring things out.
GH: BRITT AND JASON ON THE RUN
Forced to flee their original safe house location, Britt and Jason take shelter in a barn on a Cassadine property — and though she’s no stranger to life as a fugitive, Britt makes it clear to her travel buddy that she’s far from pleased with their dicey situation.
young and restless
AROUND TOWN At Society, Billy overhears Nikki and Victoria talking about Nick’s search for Adam. Billy assures Victoria that he won’t pursue a ChancComm story about it. Lily walks in and spies Victoria and Billy in a close moment.... Jack asks Summer about her and Kyle’s wedding plans.... Kyle shows Mariah the picture of Harrison that Tara sent him. Mariah asks if he’s doubting the decision to not be a part of his son’s life. Kyle asks Mariah to be his best person at his wedding.... Jack asks Summer and Kyle for permission to throw them an engagement party.... Nina delivers a care package from Chance to Abby, who continues to hover over Mariah.... Devon and Jack discuss the rehab program that Devon started in Neil’s honor.
Y&R PREVIEW! SPECIAL VICTOR/ADAM EPISODE
Y&R will feature a standalone episode this week that centers around Adam and Victor. In the fantasy, Adam imagines playing a particularly surreal game of chess with Victor.
VICTORIA KONEFAL RETURNING TO DAYS!
Though Ciara moved to South Africa with Theo, her time abroad will be brief: The character — and actress Victoria Konefal — are headed back to Salem this summer.
days of our lives
HEY, JEALOUSY Nicole tells Chloe that Ava and Rafe kissed, and how Ava accused Nicole of wanting Rafe for herself. Chloe asks if Ava was right, but Nicole protests.... Ava and Rafe talk about their kiss. Rafe admits he has feelings for Ava. They lean in for a kiss, only to be interrupted by Rafe getting called back to the station. Rafe asks Ava out to dinner; she happily accepts.... Nicole visits Rafe, who says he knows Nicole wasn’t too happy about the kiss. Nicole swears she’s fine about that, but when she learns they’re having dinner tonight, she admits she’s jealous ... because she’s missing Eric. Later, Rafe remembers a close moment with Nicole, while Ava asks for Nicole’s help in going shopping for her date.
bold and beautiful
WHAT WILL HAPPEN
Be Our Guest
On Digest’s Podcast, Dishing With Digest, Y&R’s Eric Braeden (Victor) Reflected On His Years In Genoa City — And His Plans To Continue His Legendary Run.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN
DAYS: KRISTEN TRAPS SAMI AND LUCAS
Sami spies Nicole and Xander entering the Salem Inn together, but before she has a chance to follow them, she runs into John and Marlena, and informs them that Brady has been in an accident and is in the hospital. “Sami is outraged at Nicole’s behavior; she’s immediately suspicious,” says Alison Sweeney (Sami). “She gets distracted dealing with Brady in the hospital, but of course, she’s not going to let Nicole get away with that!”
bold and beautiful