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Escaping the Road and the Land for the 'Waters'!

(It's a teaser post on my recent trip to Andamans (Portblair and Havelock), written mainly for LonelyPlanet Escape Express, you may also read and vote for it here. A series of Detailed posts on the Islands, Beaches, Places and Diving will be published soon)
Yes, it was strange for me. The love for Road and Trekking was overpowered this time by the love of Beaches and actually - the Underwater adventure! Beaches have always attracted me, so a road leading to beach has always been what I would ever love to do. No thoughts, no ifs-and-buts just take a road that leads to Waters - and its ought to be a Real Lovely trip!
But, this time it was different. Just the Water and only Water called me. This time after a long wait, and believe me the wait was well paid, I finally happen to take flight down to the heavenly Havelock Island of the Andamans for Scuba Diving! And what I met there, the waters, the atmospheric bars, nitrogen releasing from body, easing pressure by squeezing nose, cleaning…

The Month that was July 2013: Part 2 Camp NaNoWriMo

2 blog posts on CampNaNoWriMo20000 words CampNaNoWriMo novella37 posts31 PADE Entries~7200 words Blogged~ 4200 PADE wordsThis month July 2013 would be remembered forever :) So much happened in last one month that I will have to publish am publishing it in a 2 posts series – PADE and CampNaNoWriMo.

Part2: Camp NaNoWriMo
What is Camp NaNoWriMo

A sister-event to NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), Camp NaNoWriMo is a virtual camping event where writers can attempt a novel or novella in a month with a bunch of writers (7-8) in a Cabin. That way they not only support each other but also get motivated to write and write! (Wiki)

My Attempt to Camp NaNoWriMo

It started just like that. While getting ready for PADE, I came to know about Ritu and that she is participating in the upcoming Camp NaNoWriMo. Motivated, though foreseeing a real tight schedule ahead, I committed for a 20,000 novella. Though it was an easy target (especially when you put it on comparison with regular 50,000 attempts) a…

The Month that was July 2013: Part 1 PADE

37 posts31 PADE Entries~7200 words Blogged~ 4200 PADE words20000 words CampNaNoWriMo novella

This month July 2013 would be remembered forever :) So much happened in last one month that I will have to publish it in a 2 posts series – PADE and CampNaNoWriMo.
Part1: PADE When I got to know about PADE by Sfurti and Ritu KT, only a few have confirmed to participate. And as started, मंजिलें जुडती गयीं -  काफ़िला बनता गया . Honestly, I was envy of the duo-girls that why I couldn’t come up with such an idea and at same time sceptically curious about its success. But, then I thought to let’s give my blog a marathon month and see what it may return. Not just a bumper improvement in viewer counts and different ranks (except IndiRank), this month brought me many a Blogger’ mates. This people count is what I love earning :)

As I am not as verse with words as Sfurti is, I am copying her
Punit Dubey "Mr. Photographer" Shrikant "Mr.Out of the box" Poonam "Ms Creativity" Priyam &q…