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 […]

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 […]

Kumbakonam and Thanjavur: A trip down the Glorious Yesteryears of Indian Temples

Getting there (Kumbakonam and Thanjavur): Bangalore to Kumbakonam: 410 kms 7:30 – 8:30 hrs by road, 10-11 hours by train Kumbakonam to Thanjavur: 40 kms, 1 hr 15 mins by road Visiting our Ancestral home in Kumbakonam Over the years, visits to Kumbakonam have increased in frequency. Kumbakonam is the town where I was born. […]

Weekend Getaway to Chikamagalur

Very few experiences commandeer the human spirit like walking through a forest during rains. Every nook and corner is teaming with life, colors, sounds, fragrance and an intangible verve. It is about four years I have relocated to Bangalore and have never had an opportunity to visit Chikmagalur. An idyllic town at the foothills of […]

Seven Surreal experiences at Isha Yoga Center

For weeks, we have been waiting for this day. Our day trip to Isha Yoga Center (Google Map directions) on foothills of Velliangiri mountains – also known as Kailash of the South. We had signed up for the Ashram visit program organized by Isha volunteers.  After a hectic day’s work, both Chanchal and I met […]

Kedarkantha Trek – A Himalayan Adventure (5 of 5)

Last day of our Kedarkantha trek Waking up early amidst the towering Himalayas was a routine we had gotten used to in our Kedarkantha trek– this was a routine we could really get used to. The Hargaon campsite in the morning was idyllic. Tall oaks surging up to the skies, clear blue sky, unending presence […]

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