Things I did for myself on World Health Day

“Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.” -Thomas Jefferson April 7. It is  World Health Day!  On this day, I pledge to make health my priority.  Not […]

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Bursting stereotypes in a city already stereotyped : Varanasi
Varanasi post

“In the city of chaos, there are pockets of saneness. They are right in front of you. You must know where to look for it”,  said my walking tour  guide Aayush Rathi , co-founder of Roobaroo walks in Varanasi. This was my fifth trip to Varanasi and in my head, I laughed at this statement. Here […]

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My fifth visit to Varanasi: On a mission to find meaning to the chaos
The rising sun at the Ghats  in Varanasi

Why people prefer travelling to Varanasi Varanasi, the 3000 -old -city is one of the oldest city in the world. It is known to be the cultural and spiritual  hub of the India with its traditional music, Sanskrit, Ayurveda, Indian astrology, poetry and stories. The ancient city has the ghats, the river Ganges, the mesmerising […]

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What if the Indian education system appreciated and acknowledged travel
Bird Name: Wire take swallow

I am a big fan of my country India. As an Indian, I do not know as much about my country as I should.  Not my fault entirely India is vast and diverse. I am on a mission. To explore every bit about India for a lifetime. However, this makes me ponder on the education […]

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When doors of Varanasi have a story waiting to be captured
When the doorways in Varanasi have a story to say

Varanasi,the 3000-year-old ancient city of India has many stories waiting to be heard. The essence of the city can be best captured through it’s doorways and narrow bylanes. For the first time, I participated in a walking tour that helped me see a different side of the city. I was fascinated to experience what I saw. […]

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An overnight trip where I spent Rs 500 and spotted peacocks in Chincholi

Mixed feelings had set in already set in with this trip to the peacock town of Chincholi  Friend’s friend: Why do you guys have to travel like this? Why cannot you book in advance? We are wasting so much time! Friend: Ummm. We will find a place for the night. Do not worry. In her […]

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What I saw as a traveller at the Kalaghoda festival in Mumbai

Perhaps, the best way to explore a city is to observe it through the lens of art, theater and culture and the social movements deeply rooted in the history. One such event which is synonymous to the city where I am born and brought up- Mumbai is the Kalaghoda Arts  Festival which takes place every year in the […]

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15 days. 8000 kms. 12 cities. Travelling and living in a train!
Thats how our lugguage was kept at Jagriti Yatra

Yatra ya·tra /ˈyätrə/ noun Meaning: A procession or pilgrimage, especially one with a religious purpose- Powered by the Oxford Dictionary.     Perhaps, the Oxford dictionary got the meaning of Yatra wrong. Eventually, you will know why. Exactly a month before, I got an opportunity to travel in one of the most bizarre ways! It has […]

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