Category Archive: etc

Travel is…

“Travel is little beds and cramped bathrooms. It’s old television sets and slow Internet connections. Travel is extraordinary conversations with ordinary people. It’s waiters, gas station attendants, and housekeepers becoming the most interesting… Continue reading

the future, full of things that have never been

Another year, another circle around the sun, another 365 fully-lived days to add to the book that is my life; 28 chapters and then nothing but blank pages waiting for the days to… Continue reading

Little Tibet and the 14th Dalai Lama

I’ll be honest. Before reaching Mcleod Ganj–current home base of the exiled Dalai Lama–I knew next to nothing of Tibet, her people and her struggles, only that I wanted to visit someday. After… Continue reading

Artsy Kochi

Kochi-Muziris Biennale, an international exhibition of contemporary art, is the first ever held in India. We didn’t bother paying for the tickets but managed to get into a few exhibits for free… Some… Continue reading

Death ride

That was the most terrifying bus ride I’ve ever had to sit through, and I thought I’d lived through a lot of death-defying rides. Every overnight bus we’ve ever ridden–from Peru to Bolivia… Continue reading

cultural sensitivity in varkala?

I balked at posting this diatribe, but in the end, it needs to be said out loud. I love beach-going and all the activities it entails, but its a bit of a sticky… Continue reading