Majestic, imposing, mysterious, and magnificent — these are just some of the words people use to describe the Himalayas. It is one of the most bucket-listed places in the world for those wishing to explore and experience the adventures that await in the region. From Kathmandu to Everest and all the places in between, here are some of the best books about the Himalayas that will inspire your wanderlust.
Lost Horizon by James Hilton
“People make mistakes in life through believing too much, but they have a damned dull time if they believe too little.”
Lost Horizon is woven around the fictional kingdom of Shangri-La. Fable aside, this book is a great read for anyone who wants to travel to the Himalayas or to be inspired by tales of contentment and being at peace with one’s self.
Seven Years in Tibet by Heinrich Harrer
“We have a saying in Tibet: If a problem can be solved there is no use worrying about it. If it can’t be solved, worrying will do no good.”
This is a story that revolves around the author’s adventures in the Himalayas and his encounter with the current Dalai Lamacurrent Dalai Lama. It provides a glimpse into a part of the Himalayan region that has seen few foreigners during that time.
Tales of the Dervishes: Teaching-Stories of the Sufi Masters over the Past Thousand Years by Idries Shah
“In the distorting mirror of your mind, an angel can seem to have a devil’s face.”
Idries Shah traveled across different continents to places like India and Pakistan among others. Tales of the Dervishes features a collection of traditional tales that are considered as more than folklore or legends but also as a method of instructions used by dervish masters.
If there’s one concept that you should always look forward to, especially in movies and TV shows, it would be time travelling.
For starters, time travelling is the act of going into time via a medium. This medium could be the time traveller himself, as well as valuable or a device. It’s also the act where a person gets to see for himself what went down back in time. It’s even the act where a person gets to experience for himself what will go down forth in time.
Now, you might ask: What makes time travelling awesome?
Why should you always look forward to it?
Time travelling in movies and TV shows teaches us lessons like no other. Such are the lessons we can get from American movie The Time Traveller’s Wife, which teaches us the importance of family and love amongst others; and from Japanese animated movie Kimi No Na Wa, which teaches us the importance of hope and destiny amongst others. There’s also American TV show The Flash, which teaches us the significance of contentment and justice; and Korean historical drama The Great Doctor, which teaches us the significance of faith and courage.
Before you can go all Yeobo Korean with the idea of going into the future, let’s not forget the fact that time travelling is still currently looked at. But no, without the possibility of things changing sooner than later. And yes, with the possibility of things happening sooner than later. And with the continuous rise of virtual reality, as well as augmented reality, it would never really be surprising anymore – especially for those who lived regretfully over things they should have done, as well as things they shouldn’t have done.
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This popular British science fiction series enjoys a wide following that spans generations. First introduced in 1963, Doctor Who continues to delight its fans from around the world with its interesting plot and many time-traveling adventures. With so much to love about this series, we take a look at some of the best reasons why it is easy to get hooked in this classic television programme.
The Doctor is the central figure that makes this series lovable. Doctor Who follows the story of a Time Lord who time travels through a space ship called the TARDIS. His adventures combined with his wit and dry humor and ability to get out of the craziest scrapes are among the top things why it was a phenomenal success and why it has drawn such a huge following across generations.
The TARDIS (Time And Relative Dimension in Space) is easily one of the most iconic things in Doctor Who. It may look like an ordinary British police box on the outside, but the inside is way mindboggling. This space machine’s interiors exist in a different dimension and filled with awesomeness.
The interesting characters
From the companions to the villains and adversaries, Doctor Who has time and again introduced rich characters you will either love or hate. The Doctor’s companions are as varied and unique as their personalities. From hot-tempered to compassionate and everything in between, Doctor Who characters add to the richness of the stories.
The sense of adventure
There is no dull moment once you begin following The Doctor’s adventures. Something always seem to happen whether at a grand scale as trying to save humans from all sorts of villains or saving his own hide from a wife that attempts to kill him.
The wisdom and lessons
The Doctor is far from perfect and those who follow the series faithfully will see both the good and bad in him. But it is also his traits that make for some really interesting storylines and has provided plenty of fodder for life lessons worth learning along the way. Many of the stories depict the choices that not only the main character but also his companions have to make.
Fun, engaging, and easy to love
In Doctor Who, there is so much in store for everyone. Humor, wit, and the plot twists are just some of the things that make watching it more fun and engaging. It is not surprising that it has gained a lot of following over the years.