The plan. Or the lack of it. In 2016, a friend invited me to go to Scotland on a holiday. It was so casually mentioned that it seemed like nothing more than tea-time conversation. Unknown to this friend, however, my ears went all pointy like a mastiff’s at the mention of the country. Many fantasies […]
Snapshots from Nepal: Part Two.
The story so far: Nepal welcomed us with open arms but bad roads, and we made it through Kakarbhitta – Chaubis – Janakpuri – Kathmandu without much incident. It was quite an adventure, hanging on to life as we scaled 45-degree mountain inclines and rode down just as bad descents, with scenic views for company. This […]
Snapshots from Nepal: Part One.
Nepal… Hmm, I’m really not sure where to begin. I can never separate the journey from the place on any of my travels. Nepal, however, broke the monotony. I am able to clearly distinguish between the journey through Nepal and the country itself – bizarre as it may sound. The reason’s quite simple – my […]
Banaras: Where Food and Faith come together.
Think of vivid watercolours fading in and out of each other in different forms and shapes – holy men with painted faces and a headful of braided hair, women in rainbow-coloured sarees and men in white dhotis and kurtas. Think of water – the surface appearance of which is smooth glass – catching the sunlight […]
Guwahati: Four things to do in four days.
I treat people and places very differently. It’s easier for me to take an instant dislike to the former than the latter. Guwahati changed that for me. The second we entered the city, we got caught in a traffic jam for over an hour and a half. The bridge over the Brahmaputra was like a […]