She sat by the edge of the ocean - a spot of her choice, a light sand beach - and watched the shenanigans of waves for hours. Every time a wave appeared to rise and strode towards the shore, she hoped it would bring a corked bottle, with a rolled paper in it and all … Continue reading Answers.
Like clockwise, my sleep broke at little past 2 AM. This has been happening a lot frequently; and I have spent a fair share of time analyzing this pattern, because broken sleep is not my thing. I have always been a sound sleeper; insomniac sometimes, but when I eventually sleep, it is thick and sound. … Continue reading Medak, Telangana – go, don’t go, whatever.
At least I think so. Don't get me wrong. I am a train lover. I love the vibe of Indian railway stations (stinky and dirty as they might be) - waiting for the train to arrive, the utter chaos as it approaches the platform, settling into your berth and watching the landscape pass by as … Continue reading Toy trains of India are over-hyped..
I landed at Jaipur airport in wee hours of the day. The many coffees I had had at Cochin Airport and during my layover at Bangalore Airport Lounge seemed to have kicked in and my eyes were wide awake, mind just a little foggy with sleeplessness. I got my luggage, changed into a colorful printed … Continue reading 12 hours exploring alternate Jaipur
Almost two weeks ago, when I landed at Trivandrum Airport, I had no fixed itinerary in mind, except that I wanted to travel up the coast of Kerala. I headed to Kovalam first, just south of Trivandrum. I checked into a cosy homestay, tucked a little away from the popular Light House Beach, yet had … Continue reading 2 weeks in Coastal Kerala – a travelogue
As I walked barefoot by the silver sparkling beach of Harihareshwar, spellbound by the simplicity of this sleepy Konkan town, the silence mixed with the rhythmic sound of waves was putting me in a peaceful trance. I found myself at ease with the way of life of this quaint coastal town - hushed, peaceful, slow, … Continue reading Road trip through Konkani Maharashtra
In March of 2012, when I was in Rishikesh for the Annual International Yoga Festival, I took an opportunity to visit Vashishta Cave, uphill from Rishikesh, with a German friend. He was as much a soul searcher as I was and we meditated our brains out that day. By the end of the afternoon, I … Continue reading 48 hours in Rishikesh