Category Archives: Travel

Beyond Bullets & bloodshed : Bastar

The beginning : “Turn up the volume of the Music System & switch on the lights”, said the driver as soon as we entered the Kanker region. “Why?? Have we entered the ‘Naxal’ region”,  I asked out of curiosity!  “Don’t use that word again”, I heard from someone sitting at the back. You can use the word “Daadi” to refer to them. These were some of the general or Jungle… Read Article →

Kashmir, As It Is.

“Kashmir Under Curfew.” “Stone pelting continues, unrest in Valley.” “Uri terror attack. 17 soldiers killed. 19 injured” Let’s begin an epic trail. These were some of the headlines that had been doing the rounds when we were planning for the trip. It got bloodier when Burhan Wani, a commander of Kashmir based militant outfit, died on July 2016. Kashmir which was once famous for its picturesque hills and breathtaking valleys has… Read Article →

In wine, there’s truth.

It is often said that Wine is bottled poetry. What is the first thing that comes to your mind when we talk about Wine? Sophistication? Elegance? Not my drink? Christmas? The stylish glass in which it’s served? The word ‘Sula’ or ‘Heritage’ depending on your brand? Of course every thing mentioned above is true but there’s more to it. “People don’t just drink Wine, Wine fills their souls.” Wine Consumption In India : Wine is still considered pretty much a niche drink. “Wine is like the game of Golf in a country full of cricket lovers. Not everyone loves it. Not everyone… Read Article →

And that’s why we love Namma Bangalore and Hyderabad.

There is a huge influx of people from around the country to the cities of Hyderabad and Bangalore. It is often said that “You can check in here at any time. But you can never leave.” What comes to your mind when you think about Hyderabad ? Paradise Biriyani? Charminar? Karachi Bakery? Similarly when we talk about Bangalore, more often than not the first thing that comes to our mind… Read Article →

Beyond Infinity : In pursuit of blissfulness.

I welcome you all to read the concluding chapter of the series Yoga and Sprituality in Rishikesh. Since I have used all my pictures in last 3 posts. I’ll try and explain things making use of FreeImages. What’s meditation? Image Credits : FreeImages.com/Felipe ( Aladim) Hadler Meditation is a journey in which you discover your true self. Your ‘true self’ is not the one which you think you are. It is… Read Article →

Why do we do ‘this’ and ‘that’ ???

Here’s what you missed so far : Yoga and Spirituality : Introduction Yoga and Spirituality : Part  And presenting before you the next part in the continuation :- You can check in here at any time but you can never leave 😉 4 – 5:30 PM : We used to have Ashtanga Yoga sessions for an hour and a half. The difference between Hatha Yoga which we practiced every morning and the… Read Article →

Yoga and Spirituality In Rishikesh : Part 2

Hope  you have read the Part 1 of this journey before coming here. Let’s go ahead with the Yoga proceedings for the day : Get ready for some more fun! 10 AM : Karma Yoga time – In this all the participants are provided a particular task. The task could be anything from cleaning the toilet to sweeping an area to watering the plants. The objective of this task is to… Read Article →

Yoga and Spirituality In Rishikesh : Part 1

What is Yoga ? Sky is the limit. (Image credits : Vigil’s A World Less Traveled ) “Yoga is not just about Asanas or postures. In short, Yoga is not what we people in the West assume it to be”, tells Carolina who is here volunteering in the Ashram for the last few months. She found new love in Yoga while meditating for the first time when she was in… Read Article →

Maha – Shivratri : Following Shiva’s Trail

What exactly is Maha Shivratri ? Junior Shiva. I am 23 as I am writing this and the only thing that I had heard about Maha-Shivratri for the last 22 years was the fact that “People fast on this day”. When your quest for answers doesn’t get satiated, you become restless. But thanks to Shiva or rather thanks to Wikipedia and some blogs from where I learned more about the… Read Article →

The excavations at Damru

Wall art inside one of the houses India is sensational. Stunning landscapes, rich culture and colors that can soothe your senses. The perfect destination for slow traveling. One such destination lies in the heart of this country. Ever heard of Chhattisgarh ? Trust me your trip to India is incomplete without a visit to this simple yet so amazing land. And talking about places to visit, we are much more… Read Article →