Years ago I had visited London just after I quit my job and was still searching for what I wanted to be, how I wanted to define myself. That trip to Europe was how I spent most of the money in my bank account. On one leg of that mammoth trip I was making my way to Cornwall from London. I had booked my train tickets online from … Continue reading nice gals might finish ‘first’!
I like walking around villages and the back-roads, chucking the route the car would take and just walking, till I find my way home. And rural Kerala, or maybe all villages, just cough up such trails effortlessly. Years ago, we’d walked around the farmland at Kooderi Manna and reached a railway track. City-bred me had never placed a coin and watched a train rush over … Continue reading paddy fields, bugs and random walks
I read ‘The Wildlings’ a few years too late. I was present on that evening at the Mumbai Lit Fest in 2012 (I think) when Nilanjana Roy didn’t win the award for the best book of that year. I sat there, a few rows behind, and watched her reaction to the announcement. Did her body tighten a bit? Did she already know or was she … Continue reading the wildlings by nilanjana roy
Every travel or journey where I have used what I’d like to call a ‘Slow Mode’ of transport has been richer in textures, in experiences and in details that I end up remembering it for long. As we walked through the lanes of Bangkok to reach the river, we saw cafes and tiny shops that we would have otherwise bypassed. I bought a lovely cotton bag that says … Continue reading exploring turkey with activeholidaycompany.com (contest)
The year has just whizzed by, and while I am still getting used to saying 2015, I thought I could journey back into what 2014 meant for me… When days are slow and frustrating, I find it a good exercise to write down all that’s gone my way, so that I step away from the gloom and think about the light. 2014 has been a good year for … Continue reading celebrating my 2014!