• Why travel?

    Why you need to Travel?

    Travel if you can because life is short and the world is too large a place to explore in a life time. So, do not confine yourself to your nest, soar high and see your surroundings. That provides you with the awareness that no book, blogs or any other write ups can provide. Common Reasons: Travelling ensures that you get away from your regular 24 hour day long schedule. You break that synchronous daily cycle and give time to yourself. You explore new and different civilizations, landscapes, terrains, habitats, life styles, socio economic structures and living creatures. Other Reasons: Ever wondered that the sun even rises at the place you…

  • Kashmir Trip

    KASHMIR! Srinagar, Sonmarg Trip

    Mark my words, any destination in Kashmir is appropriate for spending few days of an extended weekend in summers but my family and close friends do not think so. With limited sources of information their perception has overridden their logical analysis and mere mention of Kashmir gives them jitters. Don’t get intimated by the news and beliefs, my personal experience has been that in worst scenario you may get stuck for few days but you will not be harmed. Forget the polity, the peoples of the state are most humble and take good care of tourists. To avoid any trouble [though there won’t be any] do ensure that you book…

  • Travel

    Are Travelers Escapists? An Essay!

    Travelers are Escapists? Matter of debate but at least in literal sense they are.. or rather I am! We call our short trips get aways. Get away from what? Isn’t that escapism, an act of escape from boring and dreary daily routine, both physically and mentally? Do not take it as an accusation, it is just another view one needs to ponder upon. Whenever we go to any destination, our first priority is to look different. Camera hanging from the neck, hat on the head, goggles and casual attire, we do everything to ensure that it is apparent to everyone around that we don’t belong there. We take pictures of…

  • Puducherry

    Pudducherry! A visit to a ‘new city’

    For a North Indian, spending vacations in Chennai that too in sultry summers is a defining moment of life. Language, peoples, weather, eating habits, daily routine, architecture and nearly everything is so different. This diversity of India is so estimable that you feel righteously proud to be its citizen. Being on-road by nature, I was itching to explore its surroundings. Having heard of the splendor of East Coast Road [ECR] we decided to pay our beautiful Pondy [Pondicherry] a visit. We had an early morning breakfast at Adyar [Restaurants at Chennai and all of South open early] we headed towards ECR. The 7th century Murundeeswarar Temple on the way was…