Romance…???!!!!

The soil was slushy, the rust coloured earth was in stark contrast with the rich green of the forest. The western ghats are known for their incessant rain, or so he had read. But nothing could have prepared him for the previous night he had experienced in the lodge. The rustic little cottage deep in…

Once upon a time….

Once upon a time, when the world was simpler, when one could just hop on a flight and travel across the globe in a blink of an eye, WITHOUT a mask.. n stand in a public place and gaze at a dynamic piece of sculpture masquarading as a building, when the dusk consumes the entire…

Quarantine….

Black as pitch, it was a dreary place to walk into. The sounds emanating from the bowels of that space was unnerving. The darkness made it impossible to fathom how wide it actually was. Not knowing how he had actually gotten here, he groped around hoping to find a wall, or something to give a…

A winter wonderland..

Back when the tigers used to smoke, it was still possible to head over to a winter wonderland, a place of fantasies and elves. #throwback

Choice…

It was time… The mind flicked back to the theory of relativity once learnt as a kid in school. When you are really having a good time, time just seems to fly by.A month’s holiday just flew by. It was quite surreal, as it seemed it was just yesterday that he had gotten off the…

Divinity…

A thousand mile away from home, a quiet man sat in a stone temple, staring at a wall. Tourists milled about, unpertrubed by their cacophony filling the air within, a stark contrast from the aural experience a thousand years ago, in the hey day if the temple, now lying in ruins. It didn’t matter to…

A salve….

Far away from the nearest city, hardly a bus went by. The roads, ever so smooth and inviting to drive on and yet the feet remained rooted to the icy ground, the eyes transfixed to the sight beyond that lay in front… An ancient land, etched and carved over a million years by a great…

The Mountains….

Someone once told that life was a race. A race to see who came ahead of the rest. A race that everyone had to run no matter what one felt about it. Maybe that person has never been to the mountains. Sure, it bustles with activity, but every now and then one does get to…

Yeh dil maange more….

The shriek of the alarm rustled him out of sleep. Bleary eyed, he squinted at the phone.. A blurred 12:00 read out.Stretching out in a lazy manner, he slipped out of the bed. Very uncharacteristic compared to the usual, “leap out of bed”. But it was ok, after all, it was just another sunday. Flipping…

Stairway to heaven..

The empty dirt track led to a large flight of steps, which in turn led what seemed to be another flight, only that it was more of a random haphazard arrangement of stones than a grand staircase. A large mound of boulders standing mute among the thorny scrub dint do much to make it alluring…

Where Gods Walked…….. (2)

10.30 pm – 12/08/17 – Day 01 The bus set out from Bangalore, a slight delay, thanks to which I was able to grab some food! In about 14 hours, the bus would take me far away from the original intended destination. 7am – 13/08/17 – Day 02 The morning found me staring into the…

Where Gods Walked…….. (1)

The plan was made. The long weekend was to be one of an epic trip. The great Canyon of South India, something despite its massive size, has managed to remain rather well hidden, ironically in plain sight! Gandikota. Located at about 350 km from Chennai, the plan was to get a bus to take me…