Despair that Wasn’t, courtesy ISI @ Boston

"...how miserable my life is. A man lives his life, and then he falls apart and soon there is nothing left. Ka felt as if half his soul had just abandoned him but still the other half remained; he still had love in him. Like a snowflake, he would fall as he was meant to … Continue reading Despair that Wasn’t, courtesy ISI @ Boston

Sibling Trekk(ipp)ing @ Valley of Flowers & Hemkund

On a hot and humid April evening my brother proposed going tripping: Singapore, Malaysia... A spoilsport for any travel plans abroad, my expected response was "Why? If you're up for going trekking in the Himalayas, I have a plan." A skeptical look later I suggested "Valley of Flowers: check it out. We shall go in July. … Continue reading Sibling Trekk(ipp)ing @ Valley of Flowers & Hemkund

Making Life Large @ Andamans

Three feelings to summarize the eleven days spent amidst the brilliant shades of blue in Andamans, long story short if you will: ineffable beauty, a lot of hitchhiking and bizarre story-telling. Amidst these feelings was the generous helping of ek akeli larki...experiences! [Related: Self, Solo, Sea @ Andamans] Sunshine, Freedom and a little WaterI don't remember the … Continue reading Making Life Large @ Andamans

Family Quirk = Jharkhand Tourism

Every family is unique in its own way. The individuals with their distinct personality traits, conditioned by societal norms filtered through the family's own prism, and a context to every conversation going back to the beginning of time, make family encounters a mystery to those outside the setup. The language in general, and the body-language … Continue reading Family Quirk = Jharkhand Tourism

Pondy – Of Pastels, Posing & Strolling

Planned on a random impulse, Pondy was going to be my first officially passive holiday, with a blank to-do list, the desire to feel rested and absolutely no attempt at any strenuous self improvement; in short, a break from the usual life and usual holidays. That I had earlier been to the region and checked … Continue reading Pondy – Of Pastels, Posing & Strolling

Journey through India’s North-East: Assam & Meghalaya

Laitlum, Dawki, Mawlynnong, Mawsmai and Kaziranga - the destinantions that stand out from my family trip to Assam and Meghalaya. Few locations in India entice travelers as much as India's north-east, and justifiably so. A rich biodiversity in terms of not only its flora and fauna but also its demographics, this region of India is home … Continue reading Journey through India’s North-East: Assam & Meghalaya

Traveling through India’s East: Maluti to Santiniketan

It was a spur of the moment decision to drive to Santiniketan via Maluti, the poster child of Jharkhand tourism today, as a part of our Holi celebration. We were totally unaware of what was in store for us. Forget Mathura and Vrindavan for Holi (which are way too crowded and hooliganism seems to rule the roost anyway) Bolpur is where one … Continue reading Traveling through India’s East: Maluti to Santiniketan