Tagged with " Travel"
Apr 7, 2014 - Life Hacks    15 Comments

The Hunt For Matilda

India is very well connected by trains (in fact one of the best train networks in the world), state transport buses and rickshaws. But when it was time to decide how I would be travelling the country, I wanted something that would give me the freedom to take any road I want whenever I wanted.

A two wheeler was an obvious choice but the idea of travelling with luggage didn’t appeal to me. Then there is the risk factor that comes with a bike along with all the coolness and adventure. After looking into various four wheeler options I decided that I wanted a Bolero. A 3 day trip in a friends Bolero to Manipal in March 2013 confirmed my choice.

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Mar 25, 2014 - Obsessions    21 Comments

Deshadanam 2014 – My Discovery Of India

When it was time to decide upon my career, one of the criteria I had for myself was that I shouldn’t be geographically bound by what I do. Travelling was a priority even then and the biggest of all the travel plans I had ever dreamt of was a journey across India.

On the 3rd of February this year I took upon this epic challenge.

Today after 50 days of starting the journey, and having covered over 5000kms and travelling through Kerala – Mangalore – Manipal – Gokarna  and Goa, I am in Mumbai, the biggest of the biggest metros of the country.

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Sep 13, 2013 - Memoir    30 Comments

50 Shades of Letting Go

Last April I set out on a journey without having any plans on when to return or where to go to. I was dealing with some stuff and wanted an escape. A journey that was soon to become the best trip of my life (so far). Little did I know at that time.

It all started in my 6th grade when this guy, Aswin A. Mohan came into my school and found a place right in front of me. We clicked. We got the same scoldings from our teachers and if we are ever asked to write an essay on “A day to remember from your school life”, I am pretty sure we both would have the same story to say.

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Aug 30, 2013 - Memoir    9 Comments

Kittu Jayaraj. The Nicest Guy I Know.

Every now and then when we hear someone say “Life is only once, so live it up”, or “Live each day like it is your last”, we safely ignore the obvious and tell ourselves that we have time. No, not quite literally, but deep inside we tend to believe that we are gonna be around for a bit. At least for me, it won’t be the same anymore.

This March, I went to Manipal in Karnataka, with some of my friends to hangout with this guy I knew from Cochin, Kittu Jayaraj. Kittu was doing his graduation and ever since he got to Manipal, he has been inviting us to come over and enjoy the delicacies of the town.

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Feb 20, 2013 - Scribblings    5 Comments

Flying In A Perfect World

Flying is insanely boring. I wonder if pilots enjoy their jobs except for all the glamor they command on the ground. Waiting for check-in lines to open, then waiting in those lines, customs, clearance, waiting for gates to open. Such a ritual!

I was wondering what could make flying more enjoyable. That got me thinking; what makes travel enjoyable? On first thought, a difference of scenery, but I think flying companies have that covered already. You cannot ask for much up in the air and then there are those entertainment screens with hard-to-navigate touch screens and lousy ‘edited’ movies.

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