May 4, 2016 - Life Hacks    2 Comments

Traveling To India For A Month – A Backpackers Guide

A friend I made in NYC asked me for advice regarding traveling to India for a month.

This was my reply and I thought it had enough material to be shared with everyone. Please feel free to add your suggestions and comments as well. He asked me:

My friend is getting married in Ahmedabad on new years so I am thinking of spending January in India. I haven’t made specific plans yet. I know its a short time but what should I see in a month?

Read more »

Feb 14, 2016 - World View    1 Comment

My Philosophy of Travel

Last year I had the opportunity to travel the United States. Yes, Amrikaa!! The trip was supposed to be for 20 days, but ended up lasting 101 days and upon return, the most common questions I got was if I was going back again (Answer: hopefully), if I was planning to migrate (Ans: No) and if if I went to a strip club (Ans: No).

For my non-Indian readers, migrating to America is the classic Indian dream. No one ever asked me if I was planning to migrate when I returned from any of my previous international trips.

Read more »

Feb 9, 2016 - Life Hacks    2 Comments

Yet Another Post On The Perks Of Being A Solo Traveler

The greatest part of my failed attempt to travel around India for a year was the 17 days I spent traveling Gujarat in the summer of 2014. Subramanian, my friend from college was pursuing his post graduation at SVNIT in the diamond city of Surat and was kind enough to let me bunk with him for a few nights.

Given that this was the first time during the trip that I would be actively traveling alone into uncharted territory, I decided to leave my car, Matilda, in the campus and backpack around Gujarat.

As I boarded the bus from Surat to Bhuj in the Kutch district with a packet of Thepla, a generous gift from Subramanian, I had no idea as to how much of an adventure the trip was going to be.

Read more »

Jul 8, 2015 - Life Hacks    2 Comments

Your Averages Matter, Not Just Your Peaks

If you have been practicing any skill set, you get it when I tell you how there are peak performance days and just average days.

For instance if you are into body building, you know how some days you can beat the shit out of that iron, while there are days where you can’t move that iron.

Read more »

Dec 21, 2014 - Memoir    6 Comments

Packing Up and Moving Out

This is a memoir I scribbled on my notebook on 19th April 2014, while I was in Bhuj, Gujarat. I had to leave my journey unfinished and return home after Gujarat to help with my sisters marriage.

Although the dream of traveling India is unfulfilled, I still consider this journey a successful one, because I found what I was looking for. But that calls for another article.


I like to think that there is a plan in all the random things I do. Truth be told, I am not a man with a plan. I know what I want or part of what I want and the rest always evens out for me. This is the story of how every piece fell in the right place for me and how I got to start my discovery of India.

Read more »

Pages:1234567...19»