7 Travel Books To Feed Your Wanderlust During Lockdown

Billions of us around the world are being urged to stay home as the coronavirus Covid-19 continues to spread. With your vacation most likely canceled or postponed, keep your wanderlust alive by picking up one of the best travel books to read if you are self-isolating.

As a child I knew reading was good for me, but I couldnt seem to concentrate on reading the books I picked up from the library. I would get a few pages in and then get distracted, and turn to the music or television. I ended up dragging the same book around for months, moving it from the coffee table to my bedside table to my bag, but never seem to get around to actually reading it. Continue reading “7 Travel Books To Feed Your Wanderlust During Lockdown”

My Epiphanic Moment In The Himalayas With My Team

I found myself completely exisitng  with Nature – literally asking of me to nestle in her lap and to embrace her loving offerings. At various points, we were also confronted with her unpleasant side, which forced us to our limits – and truly questioned our faith in the friendliness of the Himalayas.

I have just returned from my first ever snow trek in the Himalayas – and I am left with a transformational experience that is going to be tough to articulate in words. Continue reading “My Epiphanic Moment In The Himalayas With My Team”

12 Steps Towards Responsible Travel

I had no idea on how to travel responsibly – and over time, I ended up doing many things I am not proud of today. I haggled furiously with a Malaysian market seller over just a few Malyasian Ringgit, to the point that he refused to sell me anything.

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Sacred Space For Self-Transformation-Isha Ashram

We have all heard of ‘love at first sight’. Two people come across each other, find common vibes, like the time spent with one another, find reasons to meet again and rest becomes the history. What about ‘Connect at first sight’? Continue reading “Sacred Space For Self-Transformation-Isha Ashram”

An Abandoned City-Fatehpur Sikri

Fatehpur Sikri -A city that was built and abandoned within a span of 14 years.  An emperor built an impressive city and wrote a new poetry with the stones and one day suddenly abandons it for some inexplicable reason.  Continue reading “An Abandoned City-Fatehpur Sikri”

Indo Pak Border Attari-Tantalizingly close yet so unreachable

Most of us share a fascination with Pakistan! I have visited the Wagah-Attari Border many times witnessing tall people from Border Security Force (India) and Pakistan Rangers (Pakistan) march, salute, stomp and enact aggression. Respective country folks are incited to cheer for their country and the audience is more than happy to indulge in the shoutfest.

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Hello Vacation-Life’s Secret Door to Wonder

I happen to read this quote by Steve Jobs while walking in one of the Corridors of an office I visited recently, that read “If today were the last day of your life, would you want to do what you are about to do today?” Continue reading “Hello Vacation-Life’s Secret Door to Wonder”