May 19, 2017 - Obsessions    6 Comments

Bringing Home A Taste Of Hyderabad

My good friend Lucky Murari got married recently and that took me to his hometown, Hyderabad.

The last time I went to Hyderabad was during my 12th grade when our batch went on a 6 day pleasure trip.

A lot has changed since then. The current state of Telengana was still part of Andra Pradesh. You might find this hard to believe, I disliked travel back then and hated train journeys even more.

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Mar 7, 2017 - Life Hacks    No Comments

First Aid Kit For Urban Travel

A first aid kit is like a pair of fat-pants. You hope you never have to use them, but it is nice to know that they are there in case you need them.

Traveling exposes your body and mind to experiences that you are not used to. It should, otherwise what is the point of traveling? When things do not always agree with your body, you need your first aid kit.

I have had a first aid kit since the first time I traveled abroad. I have used something from it on every single trip. When you live in India you do not realize how cheap and accessible medication is. We have a drug store on every corner in any major town.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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