Mini memoir : Postcards from Girnar, Gujarat

October 2013 : Girnar (Junagadh), Gujarat After a terribly embarrassing episode of climbing the sacred Shatrunjay mountain of Palitana, Gujarat that involved me throwing up at a couple of places and crying hysterically at one point followed by poor attempts at hiding its aftereffects such as inability to move limbs, I declared to myself that …

Mini Memoir – Postcards from Andaman

I watched the white sands of Havelock Island disappear into the afternoon haze as our passenger ship roared away from it into the blue waters of the Bay of Bengal. I clicked a few photos before settling down in the lower deck. It was going to be a long uneventful journey and I had practically …

Mini memoirs: Anu homestay, Bomdila

We decided to break our journey from Tawang to Guwahati at Bomdila( Arunachal Pradesh, India) and stayed in Anu homestay for the night. Our room was spacious, cozy and had a traditional wood fire heater. Tejas had his share of fun experimenting and mastering the art of keeping the fireplace on. Our hosts- Tashi uncle …

The probability of a coincidence

What’s the probability of having the same co-passenger on a return journey? Wait… let me rephrase the question. What’s the probability of meeting them again on the return journey when your destinations are different, where each bogie in the train has a sitting capacity of approx 100 passengers and there are at least 20 bogies …

Coimbatore: Pure Bliss -Part 1

Life sometimes unfolds in the most miraculous and unexpected ways. It throws tons of lemons at you for years and then you start believing that maybe lemons are not that bad. It is then, life decides to show you something that you have long forgotten… something that you feel is only part of motivational, self help, philosophical books – Pure bliss!