Back from Vacation in Manali

Asmita's news, General Stuff

We all had a rollicking time in Manali, Himachal pradesh. The idea was to have Asmita experience her first snowfall , get her excited about the hills and skiing. The first two days were a let down as the snowfall till then was dismal. Luckily, the rest of the week saw fresh snow and we could go out and ski.

And ski we did !

Stopped in Delhi on the way to check out the Taj Mahal at Agra. It was a day trip steeped in history. The place was fascinating and haunting given that I had just finished the book “the Last Mughals”. Check my pics in flickr.

I have to mention my dismay (I have gone past being shocked at stuff like this) at the state of the Yamuna behind the Taj. The river was a just a sewage drain ! Black and with plastic and other disgusting flotsam. Agra will have to treat this water ASAP, but I suppose the UP government has other fish to fry given the gruesome stuff getting uncovered in Noida.

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