Wordsmith. Wanderer. Mother Nature’s child. Novice photographer. Expert nothing.
In the era before cable TV, children of my age were introduced to a stooping, wise old man every Sunday morning on Doordarshan. This man narrated tales of magic, mysticism and wonderful fantasy to his puppet parrot companion. Tales spanning the deserts of Arabian nights, the deep, dark secrets hidden by the Brothers Grimm and the mystical creatures of the Indian subcontinent. A traveler at heart, searching for stories and fables, he tucked them away in his potli – his bag. That’s how he got his name: Potli Baba.
I’ve asked Potli Baba to lend his wisdom to me. He will be my companion on my journeys, documenting them on this blog and helping me collect experiences, stories and fables to weave into posts full of the wonders of travelling.
I’m a talker when it comes to travel, so if you’d like to start a conversation, feel free to get in touch with me on firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’re in the same city, we can even meet up for a steaming cup of tea, some finger-licking food or desserts!
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How fascinating this blog is. This is the second time I am reading it. The nature of your writings are so soulful.
Thanks Pooja! Do keep coming back. :)
Your photographs are so delightful. They capture a sense of joy/excitement/wonder/celebration-of-the-now. They make me happy. Here’s wishing you lots and lots more of exploring! :)
Thanks a ton, Archana! And welcome to the blog. :)
Chanced upon your blog when I was googling potli baba….love your pics and your freedom…and the biker girl bit…
Thank you, 2lostinthewoods. :)
Hey found your blog through Madhusmita’s dreamz and clouds! Love the name and your writing :) I also remember being hooked to Potli baba ki on doordarshan long before the advent of cable TV!
Thank you, hope to see you more often on the blog now. :)
I have nominated you for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award. Check the nomination post here – http://dreamzandclouds.wordpress.com/2013/12/18/some-love/
Oh my, thank you Madhusmita! This is lovely! :)
I look forward to your post & nominations too. :)
I was searching for travel blog, and came around your blog. Nice writing, keep up the good work.
Thank you, Ramachandra. Very kind of you to encourage me. :)
A friend of mine mentioned about your blog and that led me here.
Pretty good work and write up.
Thanks for sharing and all the best :)
Thank you Sreejith, and welcome to the Potli Baba blog. :)
Hi ! I’ve nominated you for a Liebster award. Please check it out here http://theglassbangle.wordpress.com/2013/09/24/its-the-liebster/ :)
i loved the tea estates where my father was manager prospect estate born there on day before we left i sat under mulberry tree for hours wishing to stay but when your 12 dont have any choice some day i will be back—that car is a 54 hillman minx bye.
Thanks for your comment. I’ve made the change about the Hillman Minx. I hope your wish of coming back someday materialises. :)
Really?!? Yay! I would love that *Starry eyed* I’m off mid-May for a spot of travelling myself…it has been long…way too long. Your blog inspires me to do more of it and I hope to. I’ll tell you if i can keep up :)
I’m off almost mid-May too! I’d say it’s been a long time since i travelled, but the ‘long’ is muchly subjective because my last trip was in March. :P But i’m really, really, really looking forward to my upcoming trip. Good luck with your travel plans. I hope you do plenty of it. :)
How beautiful and well-stocked this blog is. And I adore the name! Sigh. I envy all the travelling you manage to do, and all the experiences you drop into your potli :)
Thank you. I’m going to be contributing a lot more on this blog, so you’ll have plenty more to read. :) Maybe some day, if we meet and hit it off, we could go travelling too. :)