Road to Kargil & Drass

What began as a fall-back plan (with the rains playing spoil sport to the Ladakh trekking plans),the trip to kargil & Drass became one of the best road trips I had ever done. I boarded the bus around mid-night @ Leh to take me to kargil and this meant that I could not see the “magnetic hill”. I pleaded with the guy next to me to swap places, so that I have the window seat and a better view…. and the nice guy that he was, he obliged. Once the sun was up, we were really far out in the

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Aiye mere watan ke logon..

…Zara aank mein bhar lo paani… You will surely be reminded of Lata singing these lines once you are in Kargil or Drass.   Its an avalanche of emotions that hits you- absolute patriotism gives way to questions about how can someone think about fighting in such a beautiful place. and then the realities of war surround you- Tiger Hill, Tololing and the Dras War Memorial- all remind of the young men who sacrificed their lives to see the tricolor flying high. One must go there to pay homage to these brave souls and to see what is it that

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