Do it again: A Volvo Bus Ride in Bangalore

Revisiting an old story of a Volvo bus ride in Bangalore … So this happened today while returning from work. I boarded an airport Volvo. Airport Volvos have a strange warmth to them. People heading back home, or people visiting the city to meet their kids or parents or friends. There is always a sense of comfort in strangers that I have felt. I was … Continue reading Do it again: A Volvo Bus Ride in Bangalore

Not so socially distant, missing the vacay-cay-cay

The much anticipated annual holidays have given way to the infamous holy-lockdown-days. Instead of visiting a foreign(or foreign to your city limits) land and the side-effects of a “vacay-cay-cay”, like Commenting on how the locals are rather in shape despite feasting on the local bread that is high on gluten, Paying twice the amount on taxi fare that you usually would or could, Testing the … Continue reading Not so socially distant, missing the vacay-cay-cay

Your Guide to Kalpa: Nothing to See and Everything to Experience

“Why did we come to Kalpa? There is nothing to see here.” – A frustrated backpacker I met in Kalpa market. Kalpa is a sleepy little village a few kilometers above Reckong Peo, the administrative center of Kinnaur valley. Peo has a major bus depot that provides connectivity to Spiti, Kinnaur, Manali, and Delhi. Travelers on their way to the Spiti Valley reach Reckong Peo … Continue reading Your Guide to Kalpa: Nothing to See and Everything to Experience

Gokarna Beach Trek – With Plan The Unplanned

Treks in India bring to mind snowy cliffs and deodar flanked paths of the Himalayas or the dense mountain peaks of Western Ghats. Which is why the Gokarna Beach trek (or hike if you are a purist) is a delightful surprise. The trail is along the coastline over rocky hills giving way to beautiful coconut tree fringed beaches. About Gokarna Gokarna is a small coastal town … Continue reading Gokarna Beach Trek – With Plan The Unplanned