Old Manali – a charm of its own

The bus takes a sharp turn and I jolt awake to see a thick layer of vapor enveloping the window. I had taken the suggestion on Wikitravel seriously and booked a window seat… Continue reading

Off I Go- On a week of backpacking around Kerala

“Should I wait till your friends are here, Madam?” asks the waiter at the huge and empty Friends Cafe in Fort Kochi when I signal him to take my order. “No friends. It’s… Continue reading

In search of tranquility: road trip to Shirdi

There are a million things in life we would never do, if not for others. The list is extensive but if I were to pick something that I distinctly remember, it would be… Continue reading

Mumbai in a day

Faced with the task of conceptualising and writing a newsletter for our college festival around the theme “Local” in August 2012, I decided to put my limited knowledge and extensive research to use,… Continue reading

The forgotten glories of Sivasagar

Sivasagar is, no doubt, a long drive from Assam’s capital Guwahati. A lengthy 370 kilometres, no less.  It’s not much to look at or ‘do’ in, unless you dig oil hubs. But if… Continue reading