Month: September 2010

Nirvana’s Tree Plantation Drive

On the occasion of Independence Day Nirvana Adventures donated a hundred saplings to the local village secondary school. We took part in a very moving independence day celebration that brought back memories of our school days. The tree plantation ceremony followed. The children had dug the pits themselves and they requested us to help them [...]

Farewell Stephan, Irene and Anna

Swiss nationals Stephan, Irene and Anna have been frequent visitors to Native Place the last 5 years that they have been living in Pune. Their earlier visits were to Native Place in the monsoon season but in 2007 Stephan signed up for a paragliding course with us and after that he became a regular weekend [...]

Nirvana goes to Bir in June

Rinul takes off Bir in springtime they say is beautiful. I have often imagined the mountain slopes covered in wildflowers and hoped to get there someday in June. I almost got to experience it this June but stuff happened and plans changed. The rest of the Nirvana paragliding team made it though. Steve of course [...]

Kamshet in the monsoon season

Every year the monsoon arrives at Kamshet by mid June and within a month of steady rain, the summer scorched face of the Shelar paragliding site turns verdant and silver waterfalls snake down the cliffs at intervals. Sometimes when the wind is super strong one or two waterfalls take a u turn spraying upwards. Although [...]