Have you ever been on a trip where all the stars lined up? Where every single thing fell into place like a beautiful cosmic dance without you lifting a finger? Where at the end you feel like it was a surreal dream and one of life’s intense experiences at the same time? I did. The… Continue reading Travel For A Cause With Crossbow Miles – Bhopal, India
The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measures. - Excerpt from the English translation of the poem Praan from the Gitanjali by Rabindranath Tagore I first heard of Luang Prabang from Matt Harding. For an era that didn't really need any… Continue reading The Lure of Luang Prabang, Laos
Disclaimer: Generalizations and cynicism alert! (This is more a note to myself than anything else, because I'm usually not cynical when I travel. This time I couldn't help it, and I didn't want to edit myself here.) It's been a while, eh? It's probably the longest I've gone without wandering anywhere or scribbling about something… Continue reading Roadtrip, Malaysian Hill Stations
Bintan, Indonesia A little travel, a little reflection Age, the great leveler. Why do two-month holidays feel like they last forever when we're children, but fly by in a flash when we're adults?! I've always wondered. Amongst the many theories for this in academia, here's one. The mind measures time by the number of new… Continue reading Bintan, And A Birthday
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. - Marcel Proust While I've captured travel thoughts in these pages for the last three years, I've always wondered how to capture home as a travel destination. The thoughts, the experiences, the learning, they all have a different pattern… Continue reading Home And Travel?
So I digress from Penang today. Oh America. I get it now, what divided means. The America I love isn't the America I thought it was at all. There is another world within it, hidden and lethal, which rose its head in a red bloodbath yesterday. It devoured a few things in its wake, and… Continue reading The American Dream
After being serenaded by Udaipur two years ago, and cutting short the rest of that trip in an official emergency, it was time to waltz back another time to complete the circuit. This time around, it was a fort hunt. And the fort fan between the both of us took over. For the strangest of… Continue reading Return to Rajasthan – In Pink, Blue and Gold
(Warning: kinda-travelly-thoughts-kinda-not!) Two years since buckling into the Motherland. But I still feel like I have one leg here and another there - straddling two different continents, two different lives, two different me-s. What is the best way to settle into a new place, I asked myself, knowing that I'd miss some stuff even while… Continue reading Two Years And The Travails Of A Nomadic Heart
Hampi Vijayanagara Samrajya Hampi has been on my dream trip list for as long as I can remember. I grew up in the same state; ten years after leaving it is finally when I went to say hello. And what an overwhelming embrace I walked into! I had tried to read and watch as much… Continue reading Haunting Hampi
This has been (and something tells me, will always be) B's mantra. Faced with a sudden week off over the holidays, he whisked out his month-long dream road-trip map and extracted a third of it in a jiffy. I looked on - shocked at first, then signed up for half of it, and then fell… Continue reading Roadtrip to the Rann!