walking like the locals

“It’s just here only… Step out of our gate, walk for around 5 minutes. You’ll see a chhota road, take that and keep walking. It’s easy. Max to max one hour, you’ll reach.” This was the guest manager at Three Chimneys Gethia, our halt for two nights near Nainital. And we believed her; that was probably smart and dumb at the same time. The road suggested … Continue reading walking like the locals

what do you choose: mountains or beaches?

“i think we go to the mountains really often,” i said. “maybe…” came the stoic reply with the hint of the question mark at the end.  i could continue it meant… i did. “we live in the coast, to the west of india. and towards the end of the year we seem to make our way to delhi, then by road we head further north … Continue reading what do you choose: mountains or beaches?

… … burning bright, in the forests of the night… courtesy: mr blake!

We were in a forest, in Kaziranga, Assam. Maybe not as dense as you imagine in your head, but a forest with pathways and wild elephant dung in a path that criss-crossed ours as we climbed up and up, his footsteps trampled the grass and shrubs, he made his own way, while we followed the much flattened and smoothened way of the villagers who lived … Continue reading … … burning bright, in the forests of the night… courtesy: mr blake!