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Siachin Glacier – Against All Odds

The Siachen Glacier is one of the most inhospitable and glaciated regions in the world. Sliding down a valley in the Karakoram Range, the glacier is 76 kilometers long and varies in width between 2 to 8 kilometers. It receives an annual snowfall of more than 35 feet. Blizzards can last 20 days. Winds reach speeds of 125 miles per hour. Temperatures can plunge to minus 60 degrees. For these reasons, the Siachen Glacier has been called the ‘Third Pole.

Map Siachen Glacier and other regions

Siachin Glacier For more than 17 blustery, shivering years, the Indian and Pakistani armies have been fighting a “No-Win” war on the 20,000-foot-high Siachen Glacier, the world’s highest battleground. Pakistan, like India, has about 10,000 soldiers camped on this glacier. For a soldier, this is where hell freezes over.

An avalanche smashed into a Pakistani army base on a Himalayan glacier along the Indian border on Saturday, burying around 100 soldiers. Both India and Pakistan should vacate the glacier instead open this for mountaineering enthusiast, that ways we will save many life on both the sides.

 
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Manali to Leh Highway – Full of Adventure

There are two roads by which you can reach Leh

1. Manali to Leh

2. Srinagar to Leh

Manali – Leh Highway

Manali to Leh road is open only for 2-3 months, between June and September, every year before the snows cover it up and remain under the feet of snow layer until it is opened by Border Roads Organisation (Indian Army’s road division). This road has some of the best scenery of Great Himalayas.

This road has some of the world’s highest motorable road and average elevation is around 4000 Metres or 13000 Feet. First is Rohtang Pass (3948 Mts) which is around 53 Kms from Manali, Baralach La (5030 Mts), Tanglang La (5360 Mts) which is also worlds thirds highest motorable pass after Khandung La and Chang La.

Khoksar Village

The first village north of Rohtang Pass – KhoksarKhosarView of Khoksar VillageOne should cross these Nallas early morning when water level is low.

Tanglang La – Altitude 17582 Feet (Second Highest Pass)

Lachung La Photo

Lachung La - Altitude 16615 Feet

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Paani Da Rang Vekh Ke – Ayushman Khurana

These days I am listening to this beautiful song from the movie Vicky Donor. This is song is in Punjabi and I love all Punjabi songs. I decided to translate the lyrics in English ..

Pani da rang vekh ke – 3 times

When I see color of the water, 

Akhiyaan cho anju rul de – 3 times

Tears drop down from my eyes continuously, 

Maahiya na aaya mera, maahiya na aaya

My beloved has still not come, my dearest has still not come! 

Maahiya na aaya mera, maahiya na aaya

My beloved has still not come, my dearest has still not come! 

Ranjhana na aaya mera, maahiya na aaya

Ranjhana didn’t come, My love didn’t come

Maahiya na aaya mera, ranjhana na aaya

My love didn’t come, Love didn’t come

My love didn’t come, Maahiya na aaya mera


Akhaan da noor vekh ke

When I see shine in the eyes, 

Akhiyaan cho anju rul de – 4 times

Tears drop down from my eyes continuously!

Kamli ho gayi tere bina aaja ranjhan mere

I am going crazy without you, now please come my love! 

Kamli ho gayi tere bina aaja raanjhan mere

I am going crazy without you, now please come my love! 

Baarish barkha sab kuch beh gayi, aaya nahi jind mere

Rain has already poured in, 

Baarish barkha sab kuch beh gayi, aaya nahi jind mere

Rain has already poured in, 

Akhaan da noor vekh ke

When I see shine in the eyes, 

Akhiyaan cho anju rul de – 3 times

Tears drop down from my eyes continuously!

Kothe utte beh ke akhiyaan milaunde

We used to sit on the rooftop, looked into each other’s eyes, 
Na jaana main tu kabhi chod

Don’t ever leave me and go! 
Tere utte marda, pyaar tenu karda

Some one who is ready to die for you, who loves you,
Milega tujhe na koi aur

You won’t find another person alike me! 
Tu bhi aa sabko chod ke

You also leave all behind and come to me, 
Tu bhi aa sabko chod ke

You also leave all behind and come to me, 
Meri akhiyaan cho anju rul de

Tears drop down from my eyes continuously! 
Akhiyaan cho anju rul de

Tears drop down from my eyes continuously! 

Pani da rang vekh ke – 3 times
Akhiyaan cho anju rul de…

 
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