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Shimla, the journey and its decent beginnings....

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It was 13th December, Friday a BLACK FRIDAY, when I was due to board the Drukair flight KB-204. I knew NASA would not launch its space shuttle on a BLACK FRIDAY. You may well imagine, the extent of belief in superstition, which the hardcore scientific community had. But half of seats are filled by Tourists though. I was skeptical, and I was right; nothing happened.


The flight touched down at the Indira Gandhi Airport in New Delhi at 11 am Bhutan standard time, because my wrist watch was still on BST. In about 30 minutes we met the people who came to receive us from the National Academy of Audit and Accounts, Shimla. They escorted us to a Toyota Innova Taxi without us knowing that it will be our home for the next 8 odd hours. It took us more than an hour just to get out of the honking Delhi traffic. The taxi calibrater read 80 km/h on an average that covered around 400 or so kilometers in 8 hours. No sooner we reached the Famous Yarrows we were greeted by the course director for a part…