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Off-along-the rails in India

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The babies are asleep, and all of us are rocked in the huge cradle with them; back and forth we sway. On an unexpected jolt I catch the eye of the old lady who got on at Shkodra and we smile at each other. My friend who joined us at Clapham Junction has caught the […]

Alone with the Divine in Pakistan

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Alone with the Divine in Pakistan No one in the world but God knows where I am. Four o’clock in the morning: Karachi, Pakistan. It was the season of the Hajj, and the above thought struck me as I sat in the small airport café. My plane had been late arriving from Bangkok, I had […]

Freedom at 14,000 Feet in India

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After 6 hours of uphill driving, passing by one of the highest roads in the world, Chang La, Lina and I feel the air around Pangong Lake. A fortress of mountains around us acts like a bowl which seems to hold us gently and lay us softly on the mildly meandering lake. This is the […]

Freedom in between the sights in Laos

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There is a freedom to the road rushing past the window, a joy in those inbetween places. Ragged towns cling desperately to roads between more lauded cities, throwing out a tendril of stalls to draw decadent travellers in. Hidden valleys sneak behind the other sides of mountains, where the road hurries round to the prettier, […]

Silence of the Rivers, Allahabad, India

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Silence of the Rivers……Allahabad The cool trickling sand between my toes, the muddy Ganges tentative steps towards the twirling frisky Yamuna, the orange-robed Sun take its evening dip in the serene, muddy waters of the Ganges, to disappear into the horizon. Scenes photocopied over time as I stood ankle deep at the confluence of the […]

1974 in Nepal

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I spoke to my father above the roar of the Kathmandu streets, narrow and complex as veins. “There wasn’t a single car in Kathmandu when I was there,” he said, his voice light with disbelief. I told him about climbing to the top of one of the temples in Durbar Square, and a wiry boy […]

Thailand: What Freedom Means in Solo Travel

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There are million ways to give a present to yourself after you graduate: shopping for anything you want, throwing a party, or travelling. I choose travelling. And since there are too many arrangements to make a group of best friends travelling together, I decide to travel alone. The idea of a solo travel sounds liberating […]

Himalayan Footprints in Nepal

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Himalayan Footprints in Nepal It’s not often you find yourself voluntarily blinking to assure yourself that what you’re looking at is undoubtedly real. I can hear my eyes whisper, “I’m going to need some further substantial evidence to prove that this vista is genuine”. Nervously, I continued to survey the horizon, almost scared of the […]

Chasing the Sunset in India

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“Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high…” – Opening line of the famous Poem ‘Where the mind is without fear’ by Nobel Laureate Shri Rabindranath Tagore. Since, the subject to highlight here is “A Place That Allows You to Feel Free”, I have to say that it is slightly difficult for […]

Vrindavan: Home Is Where The Heart Is

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Vrindavan: Home Is Where The Heart Is ‘An Ordinary soul merely dreams but an extraordinary soul rebels to make dream come true’. It is no quote but reflects my own philosophy. Who says life is unfair? Destiny bestows opportunity to everyone. Few grab it & transform their lives. Few just ignore it. How Longing Begins […]