Sunday, June 3

A Visit To Panshet Dam Pune


“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”
                                                                                                                              ― Ernest Hemingway

Sometimes, visit to certain places makes more sense during the journeys than the destinations itself.

I recently visited Panshet Dam, 30 kms southwest of Pune, along with my brother-in-law and my wife Savita. We started our expedition at around 16:00 hours on a Sunday evening and I must admit - the journey to the dam added meaning to our trip and was worth enjoying than the final destination. Someone has rightly said, “The Journey is More Important than the Destination

Well, the main reason I believe the vantage place turned out not so advantageous was the absence of crowd and the scorching sun.

Hitting the road at such guzzling speeds was the craziest, wildest experience we could ever have.

Panshet is one of the most popular places around Pune for picnics and is one of the 3 pillar dams of Pune which supplies water to entire city.

Have a look at some of the pics of the journey:


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The Taj Conspiracy by Manreet Someshwar
The Taj Conspiracy by Manreet Someshwar

My Blogger friend Manreet Someshwar has recently launched 1st Book of the thriller Trilogy “The Taj Conspiracy” and is available online now!

Here’s a small snippet from the Book:

THE TAJ CONSPIRACY

Mughal scholar Mehrunisa Khosa stumbles on a conspiracy to destroy the Taj Mahal when she discovers the murder of the Taj supervisor, and the Quranic calligraph on the tomb of Queen Mumtaz altered to suggest a Hindu origin of the Taj Mahal. That urban legend had always existed. Now, though, someone was conspiring to make it come true.

In the case of the famed marble monument, all was not on the surface. A vast labyrinth ran underneath closed to visitors where Mehrunisa was trapped once. In a series of suspenseful twists and turns, the action traverses from the serene splendour of Taj Mahal to the virulent warrens of Taj Ganj, from intrigue laden corridors of Delhi to snowy Himalayan hideouts.

As a right wing Hindu party ratchets up its communal agenda and Islamic militants plot a terror attack, in the dark corners of his devious mind a behrupiya, a shape shifter, is conniving to divide the nation in two. To save the Taj Mahal, Mehrunisa must overcome a prejudiced police and battle her inner demons as she sifts the multiple strands that lead to the conspirator.

About The Author : Manreet Someshwar

Manreet Sodhi Someshwar trained as an engineer, graduated from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, and worked in marketing, advertising and consulting. An award-winning writer (Commonwealth Broadcasting Association), and copywriter (Creative Abbey), she is a popular blogger as well.

Her debut novel, Earning the Laundry Stripes, released in 2006 to critical acclaim, with India Today calling it ‘an enjoyable tale of a sassy girl’s headlong race up the corporate ladder...’ Her second novel, The Long Walk Home, published in 2009, has garnered critical acclaim and hit several bestseller lists in India. Legendary poet-lyricist Gulzar has called it ‘a narrative of pain that knows no borders’.

She has featured at several literary festivals including the Singapore Writers Festival, the Shanghai International Literary Festival and the Man Hong Kong International Literary Festival.

Her articles have appeared in the New York Times, International Herald Tribune, South China Morning Post (Hong Kong) and several Indian publications.



And do not miss this amazing Trailer of “The Taj Conspiracy”:
This is a trailer for The Taj Conspiracy, Book 1 of the Mehrunisa trilogy by Manreet Sodhi Someshwar. When a young Mughal conservator stumbles on a conspiracy to destroy the Taj Mahal, she must battle her inner demons and overcome a prejudiced police to decipher clues that will unmask the mysterious conspirator. Trailer 1


What does a tween think of The Taj Conspiracy, Book 1 of the Mehrunisa trilogy, by Manreet Sodhi Someshwar.


All the best Manreet!!!

12 comments:

  1. The water looks awesome. I like the water/sun combined shots. The water just shines in sunlight! Beautiful place.

    Destination Infinity

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    1. thank you Rajesh for liking the pics ..

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  2. Beautiful pictures rahul.
    And you know manreet wow excellent.. read another review earlier, lovely words about the book.

    All the best to the author..

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    1. thank you Veer ji for liking the pics !

      and yes i know her but it's not like actually knowing her .. i know her through the blogs like i know you :-)

      yes, best wishes for the book to Manreet Ma'm...

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  3. Seriously the photos you took are awesome. Some are breath taking. Thanks for sharing Rahul.

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    1. thank you so very much Saru for such lovely words .. hey i downloaded the itv video and you were impressive Saru .. liked all your points (sorry i skipped interview of other blogger..i kind of found it boring :P)

      and hey you made a very honest and good attempt at the start of program to express your ideas in purest form of hindi :D

      regards
      rahul

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  4. Pune is my favourite place:)..your pictures are so professional sort..look like picture post cards..I saw only Bushbetta dam.

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    1. superlike your comment Renu...

      and thanks for letting me know of Bushbetta dam .. this will be my next travel destination for sure :P

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  5. beautiful pics loved the sun set.

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    1. thank you Alka .. for liking the pics !

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  6. pictures are amazing!! are you a professional photographer? but yes if it's too hot out there then you cannot enjoy such places.

    heard a lot about Taj Conspiracy, sounds like a great book! will read it.

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    1. noooooooooooo..no way, am no way close to a photographer even, forget the professional part .. all this is done out of curosity and interest!!!

      thanks for dropping by deb...

      even am looking forward to the novel...

      regards
      rahul

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