Singapore – at first glance, can be overwhelmingly dull. Endless rows of buildings and concrete blocks start right after you move out of the airport which is also a gigantic shopping mall. Later I found out how every MRT (metro rail) station doubles up as a shopping mall. What a clever way to make people … More Asian nights – in Singapore city #1
Borrowing from Amitabh Ghosh, I am going to tell you a little about the city of Joy now that I am back to it. While I remained in denial for the initial few days of coming back, I cannot escape the vibe of the city. Calcutta travel blogs will tell you about its generally helpful, … More Living in Calcutta and feeling the chromosome
“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world” – Gustave Flaubert Rajkumari sat reminiscing her younger days, on the flat surface of the hill at the base of which lies an oval shaped lake. It was almost dusk in this sparsely populated village in the Western Himalayas. A … More Keep Talking: Shepherd’s abode in Parashar Valley
I am just back from an extended vacation in the western part of Himachal Pradesh and still crazily daydreaming about the last few days of serendipity. Himachal is a state not only abundant in its natural beauty, but also is fortunately gifted with (still) peaceful and a maiden colorful culture. Not that there are no poor people, as … More Heartwarmers series from Himachal
She, a Kashmiri child, with a look that mixed awe and surprise on her face, emerged on her Shikara from below the little wooden bridge on the Daal. Srinagar, 2013.