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 …

An unexpected journey to Maldives: About Biyadhoo, budget and boats

I won’t lie. I have a thing for impromptu trips. But so far such trips have been within the radius of a few hundred Kilometers. Never ever in my wildest imagination had I thought that I would take one to the Maldives. Because us middle class people generally don’t do that. But when the universe …

Curious Minds

A bunch of tiny happy souls welcomed us as we entered one of the most rural and untouched parts of Arunachal Pradesh, India. It was a lovely, idyllic hamlet tucked away in the eastern Himalayas, made up of a handful of medieval stone houses and was full of kids gleaming with profound enthusiasm and curiosity. …