I've never been a history buff. Ever. But there is a certain vector of travel that merrily explores just that - the whys, whens and hows of events and their by-products that molded what we see and experience today. My favourite guidebook author - Rick Steves - is a proponent of this vector and I… Continue reading Home and History
We spent two wintry months curled up at home or at a cafe and drinking hot chai. It was much too difficult to even imagine waking up early for a trek, and weekends went by in deep sloth-ness. "Let summer come" we whispered and sunk deeper into our couches. Summer did come, and how! The skies… Continue reading March Madness – Mahabaleshwar
A month into starting work in my home country, I realize that one of the travel grouses that I've dissed for the longest time indeed has a ton of truth to it, and can make or break a destination. I stand humbled, corrected, and very aware to it the next time around. Language. For years,… Continue reading Language, A Whole Different Story
“The three most harmful addictions are heroin, carbohydrates, and a monthly salary.” ― Nassim Nicholas Taleb When there is nowhere to report to at 8am everyday, when there are no deadlines breathing down my back, when a kind, significant other is paying my bills, when a lot of things get knocked off my to-do list, when… Continue reading Home Base
I've been asked a few times to write about how living in India compares with living in USA before I forget about how the latter was :) Sadly, I just can't bring myself to do it. There are so many things I find to be joyous about now (wow, good bhelpuri EVERY weekend AND I can… Continue reading Living Somewhere New
Ok, I'm back! I've been asked by multiple people to stick to this blog and trade-in the "be-nice-and-opt-in-to-the-new-blog" approach with the more user-friendly "opt-out-if-you-want-from-this-one". We learn a ton in great UI design about how the number of clicks should be reduced for a user and I'm going to implement that sage advice right here as… Continue reading Ok, I’m back!