It’s been nearly four years since I last stepped into this space, armed with my travel experiences. With everything that’s going on around me, around us, it feels a little frivolous to talk about happy travel times, though. From the moment the pandemic hit, one of the biggest regrets people had was that they wouldn’t […]
From the Journals: A Stranger to Travel.
Many, many feet above sea level, the wind whipped my hair. Was it angry that I was cloistered in a closed space all this while, shutting out the world, face buried in a laptop? Or was it just a friendly whack to the back of my head that said it was glad I was finally […]
Ramadan Specials: A night in the Old City of Hyderabad.
It was 3:30 a.m. on a Ramadan morning in Bangalore when my phone buzzed next to my ear, announcing the arrival of a message. Whatsapp, I assumed, knowing fully well that the cousins would be up talking youngster nonsense till Seher time – the appointed hour when Muslims around the world wake up to eat, […]
May this year be absolutely magical for you.
According to the Zen Master Dōgen Zenji, there are 6,400,099,980 moments in a day. My wish for you is that you feel alive in every one of those moments, every day. May you breathe deeply, laugh, love, discover more within and around you. May you take risks, go with the flow, be rewarded for your leaps of faith. […]
A day at Chowmahalla Palace and Qutub Shahi tombs, Hyderabad.
No matter how much I love the city or how hard I try to capture its flavours in one single post, Hyderabad is flat-out refusing to be captured by my words. So, here it is, another itty-bitty snippet on the home of the Nizams. Chowmahalla Palace – middle name, Grandeur An unexpected delight and an architectural jewel […]