It has been seven weeks since I came back from the seven week trip. Fourteen blissful weeks of what I'd like to call a transition zone, or a sabbatical from routine. When winding things up, there is always heartfelt gratitude to those that made it happen. Apart from the usual suspects like family, I have a… Continue reading Where’s The Party Tonight?!
More tips, this time not on the essentials but on other vectors that add value to a few solo weeks off specific to Britain. Vector of travel: I'm a historical chronology buff, and UK fed my lust through its impeccable museums, monuments, castles and cathedrals. I have entire timelines that I've drawn out in my book.… Continue reading Travel Tips – Part II
To me, travel is planning and spontaneity in parts - the dosage metered so that I can handle it. This time around, I stretched my comfort zone by starting with just one planned week and then using a day each week to plot the next one (places to stay, see, side-trips, all of it). Part… Continue reading Travel Tips – Part I
Take an ordinary scene on an ordinary day, say a dank subway tunnel or a cloudy outdoor market. Now throw in just a dash of live music, and watch how the world comes alive. There's something about live. All kinds of live. It engages the senses in the here and now, making an overwhelming point… Continue reading There is something about live!
The best part about a project is the ability to look back, summarize and learn. And in this case, grin in fond reminiscence of a hilltop, lake, valley or a bustling city center. I had a bunch of things on my mind when I set out, not knowing what route the trip was going to… Continue reading In Retrospect
Well hello, Pune! Waking up in a new place is now second nature to me and I smiled at the sun streaming in on day one in glee. You heard me. The sun! The sun! So much of him! It's like the universe is making up for all the years I was deprived of his… Continue reading Hello Pune!
After feeling like I was in Bangalore when I was walking down streets in London, I now feel like I'm in the US as I walk down roads in Bangalore. It ain't the case of a confused nomad, it is just the fact that microcosms are as much a reality in some things as much… Continue reading Microcosms
Oh, Bangalore! There's something about a city that I've grown up in. It never gets old, as much as things change around every corner every year. This feeling can only lead to one thing - it makes me realize that I'm the one who has grown older. Much older. It's great to be back. Although… Continue reading Home, Sweet Home