Destinations

The Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2015
Art, India, Festivals, Kerala

The Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2015

The lawn had large vertebrae shaped blocks scattered about. On closer inspection it looked like the skeleton of some giant denizen of the deep, with a large S-shaped neck. Elsewhere, a Giant Bookshelf held multicolored books of all hues. These were some of the many displays of contemporary art at the […]

The Queen of the Arabian Sea
Travel, India, Kerala

The Queen of the Arabian Sea

The Chinese fishing nets descended into the waters, rising in an almost hypnotic rhythm. The cool breeze blew in from the sea. Ships passed by in the distance. I’m in Cochin or Kochi, this week. Cochin is that veritable multicultural melting pot of humanity in Kerala and things couldn’t be […]

Climbing Maharashtra’s Tallest Peak
Trekking, India, Maharashtra

Climbing Maharashtra’s Tallest Peak

It was 06 AM. We were huddled at the top of the highest peak in Sahyadri mountain range, shivering in the cold, our teeth chattering during the long wait for sunrise. It didn’t look like we’d make it. Kalsubai has always eluded me. Somehow, every time I have put together […]

Exploring the urban jungles of Mumbai
Cities, Wildlife, India, Maharashtra

Exploring the urban jungles of Mumbai

As we walk along the trail, the sounds of traffic from the highway are gradually replaced by the songs of forest birds, chirping away myriad melodies that our urban ears seldom hear. Nagla Block shot into the limelight in 2003, when an adult tigress was rumored to have been sighted in […]

Camping by the misty lake
Camping, India, Maharashtra

Camping by the misty lake

Imagine waking up by a calm serene lake, as gentle mist wafts over the water, shrouding your tent with a white blanket. Wouldn’t that be the prefect way to start the day? That was the promise that got me interested in this camping event. It was December and I had just […]