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When in doubt, go straight: informed thoughts about my India

29 December 2019: Second post (first post towards the tail of this) Over the last several days, I spent time to understand more about the citizenship knots our country and its polity seems to have gotten itself into. As an apolitical guy, I had little allegiance to offer justification to any of the actors (good, […]

COVID19 aftermath: 50% of Global Workforce likely to be impacted

My 3 actions for a better life in a post COVID19 world The morning horrors Pick up your morning newspaper for a daily dose of bloodbath — from the rising COVID19 toll to the layoffs and furloughs announced left, right and center. There is very little coming through in terms of positive news or even […]

COVID 19 and my three pledges for a better world. What are yours?

Winston Churchill said once, “Never let a good crisis go to waste.” If we do not reset our lives and life patterns now, we are going to miss the one global reset button our times have offer us. In these drastic times, there are important life lessons to be quickly learnt and applied to our […]

Amid Coronavirus scare, know your rights as a pet owner in India?

Are you a pet owner who is worried that neighbors or apartment folks may ask you to abandon your pet(s) for any reason – more so because of the panic set in due to Coronavirus (COVID 19)? Worry NOT! No one will be able to separate your pet from you nor can they have rules […]

कहाँ से लाए इतनी नफ़रत?

कहाँ से लाए इतनी नफ़रत? क्या सड़क पे मिला पाया? या फिर तुम्हारे मन के उन अंधेरे कमरों की नमी में पनपा है यह? कहाँ छुपाए थे इतनी नफ़रत? क्या आपकी सादगी के मुखोटे में है ये भी समाया? या फिर तुम्हारे अंदर के बेबसपन डर की खाद से पनपा है यह? अरे तुम धूप […]

A Vegetarian travelling in Bhutan!

Before travelling to Bhutan, as a vegetarian, I was anxious. Will I find vegetarian food options? Will I find them everywhere? Will it be that one boring dish in every menu? After all, we were to spend nearly two weeks travelling through the dragon kingdom. Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls! Bhutan served awesome mouth […]

Chicago, Nine must have experiences in the Windy City

Chicago, IL. One of the premier and full-bodied metropolises of this planet. I have been there thrice. I might go there again. The Windy City never disappoints. Chicago, has something for everyone. From backpacking solo travelers, to romantic honeymooners, to comfortable family travelers to wild a bunch of friends to the culturally and musically oriented […]

Adventures on the Winter Kuari Pass Trek

Getting the logistics out of the way: Getting to Kuari Pass From our adventures in Hawalbagh, we headed towards Joshimath to initiate our Winter Kuari Pass Trek.  An early morning bus ride from Kosi to Karanprayag (six hours), then a shared cab to Chamoli (about two hours) and then a cab from Chamoli to Joshimath […]

Hawalbagh, a missing page in a lost book

It was the 25th of December, my dad’s birthday and Christmas. It was also time for another adventure. It was time for our two-week tryst with the Himalayas. Our winding journey would take us through Bangalore > Delhi > Kathgodam > Almora > Hawalbagh > Joshimath > Kuari Pass > Joshimath > Rishikesh > Dehradun […]

Bangalore to Goa Road Trip

Long weekends are city people’s nirvana! Goa! Between Dussehra and Gandhi Jayanti, this time we had a four day weekend. What better way to spend the days than a hastily planned road trip to Goa. South Goa to be precise. Far from the maddening crowd of Bangalore (and of the popular North Goa). Our Goa […]

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