What do you say about travel at a time like this? There’s nothing appropriate to say, is there? Switzerland, Spain and New York City. Sabbatical destinations in Oct-Nov 2019, COVID-19 hotspots in Mar 2020. There’s a lot to say about home, though. Only, I don’t know where to start. Singapore's wildflowers live to tell the… Continue reading The New Normal?
Five years ago, I took my first two month sabbatical when I moved countries, jobs and phase of life all at the same time. It felt luscious, light and liberating. I was looking forward more than looking back, optimistic more than pessimistic, excited more than nervous. Ah, youth. In the five years since, I’ve grown… Continue reading Of Transitions And Travel
I think I can finally say it out loud here, my travel tastes are changing. We’re mid-way into a four day long weekend and all I did was look forward to try out cycling in town, host family and do a few things together with B now that he’s finally home a bit from his… Continue reading A Different Kind Of Journey
Be a tourist in your own life. Note your private landmarks, your important historical sights, your favourite spots. - Found in Gretchen Rubin’s “Moments Of Happiness” It’s been two years in Singapore today! What an interesting time it has been. For once, not in terms of the place and the travel and the externalities, like… Continue reading Two Years in Singapore
The last two months, my travel focus has been home, Bangalore. I decided not to miss special occasions both happy and sad, and I’m glad I went back. Through it all, there was a parallel track running in my head, something that has been on my mind an awful lot this year. Sustainable living, both… Continue reading Finding A Green Purpose
One year, Singapore. It's time to mark a couple of things. It's been a year in the sixth place I call home, and this blog turned four a couple of months back. I figured it was time for a facelift and to bring a few different projects under one roof. I'm still working on them,… Continue reading One Year In Singapore
You know that old adage of how multiple demands on your time all happen at the same time, leaving you a tad tired at the end of it? The last two months have been one such phase with extra demands at work, home, physical goals for the year and voila, even ideas and passions. For… Continue reading Of Travel And Identities
Should I fly or take the train? Should I hire a rickshaw or just walk around by myself, rain or shine? Should I strike up a conversation with my driver or should I watch the scenes go by in silence? Should I hire a guide to know more about this place or should I wander… Continue reading Of Travel Styles, Environment And Economics