Bohemian Rhapsody

These portraits are a depiction of the spirited, the eccentric and the bohemian rhapsodies that I have encountered on my travels.

Love In The Time Of War

For travelers who escape such tragedies, its equal amounts relief & sadness. You leave behind a part of yourself & take a part of the place with you.

Kannur: A Land Of Psychedelic Men And Gods

Kannur, with its fully functional loom industries & the spirit-possession ritual called Theyyam, stands true to its name which means an ancient village. If you love old world charm & thrive on ancient psychedelic performances, Kannur should be on your bucket list.

Child’s Play In Kashmir: A Study In Contrasts

Hesitant at first, it soon became a game for all of us, where they pretended that the camera was a gun.

Juley, Ladakh! A Photo Essay From The Top Of The World

An exceptional look at the people and places of Leh, a view through Mansi's lens. Simple yet shrouded in beautiful complexities.

The Mission...

...is literally, to have 'chai' around the world. Specifically, we are on a quest to have the cheapest cups of tea in every country of the world.

Fresh Cups Of Chai From The Blog

Wayanad: A Monsoon Drive
 

Wayanad: A Monsoon Drive

For some, the rain is not an inconvenience - it is a temporary reprieve from the dry world that they live in. Even the most dilapidated part of our being & belonging becomes pristine.
Bohemian Rhapsody
 

Bohemian Rhapsody

These portraits are a depiction of the spirited, the eccentric and the bohemian rhapsodies that I have encountered on my travels.
Love In The Time Of War
 

Love In The Time Of War

For travelers who escape such tragedies, its equal amounts relief & sadness. You leave behind a part of yourself & take a part of the place with you.
Kannur: A Land Of Psychedelic Men And Gods
 

Kannur: A Land Of Psychedelic Men And Gods

Kannur, with its fully functional loom industries & the spirit-possession ritual called Theyyam, stands true to its name which means an ancient village. If you love old world charm & thrive on ancient psychedelic performances, Kannur should be on your bucket list.
For Lovers Of Trains And Bridges
 

For Lovers Of Trains And Bridges

You either love trains or you don’t. There’s no middle ground.
How To Tell Effective Travel Stories?
 

How To Tell Effective Travel Stories?

Lonely Planet & Social Media Week bring together 5 incredible travel bloggers to discuss travel, storytelling and monetization.
Travel Inspirations
 

Travel Inspirations

The thing that inspires us to travel is travel in itself.
Child’s Play In Kashmir: A Study In Contrasts
 

Child’s Play In Kashmir: A Study In Contrasts

Hesitant at first, it soon became a game for all of us, where they pretended that the camera was a gun.
February Travel Guide: Rio Carnival, Tết & More
 

February Travel Guide: Rio Carnival, Tết & More

A Travel guide to February 2015, with the Rio Carnival, the Zanzibar Music Festival (Sauti za Busara) and the Tết Festival in Vietnam.
Long Weekends In 2015: Pack Your Bags!
 

Long Weekends In 2015: Pack Your Bags!

Travel. It leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller. Write your own stories in 2015.
Travel Memories Of 2014
 

Travel Memories Of 2014

This year has been, as always, exciting for us. A lot of new places, new people and new experiences to write about.
Travel: Too Much Inspiration, Too Little Courage
 

Travel: Too Much Inspiration, Too Little Courage

Last year, Mansi and I had been toying with the idea of quitting our jobs and taking off. The one question we always keep asking ourselves is this: "When do we do it?"
Juley, Ladakh! A Photo Essay From The Top Of The World
 

Juley, Ladakh! A Photo Essay From The Top Of The World

An exceptional look at the people and places of Leh, a view through Mansi's lens. Simple yet shrouded in beautiful complexities.
Leh: Do’s and Don’ts of High-Altitude Biking
 

Leh: Do’s and Don’ts of High-Altitude Biking

Compiled here are some of the things we learned the hard way about high-altitude biking that every traveler and wannabe biker should read before kick starting those rented monster bikes.
5 Reasons You Should Visit the Valley of Flowers in Uttarakhand
 

5 Reasons You Should Visit the Valley of Flowers in Uttarakhand

As a child, I had often dreamt of living a childhood out of Johanna Spyri’s Heidi, and waking up in the Alps everyday with fresh milk and cheese from the poultry in the backyard. The name, Valley of Flowers, elicited the same feeling.
A ‘Truly Asian’ Dream
 

A ‘Truly Asian’ Dream

Malaysia is an experience not to be missed. It's an experience in humility in grandeur, an experience in splendor and the best ever weekend getaway that someone in Bangalore can hope for.
Why We Travel
 

Why We Travel

Travel also brings out that person you always wanted to be but were either too conscious or too busy to be. We learn to let go and give up our thick skins.
Surviving Bangalore: An Essential Guide
 

Surviving Bangalore: An Essential Guide

Here are a few things you probably did not know about Bangalore but should. Next time you are traveling to the city, or if you are living here, then these little things just might save your life.
Don’t Pimp My Ride!
 

Don’t Pimp My Ride!

More than freedom, what I love most about being my own driver is the absence of the plethora of questions that one has to face while coordinating a drive.
Masinagudi: A Road Trip Through The Jungle
 

Masinagudi: A Road Trip Through The Jungle

Our friend Rohit gifted us a weekend stay at the Club Mahindra property in Masinagudi called Casa Deep Woods. True to its name, Casa Deep Woods, was nestled deep into the Madhumalai jungle and unlike the artificially landscaped resorts, this one was built to be naturally wild and eerie.
Gopalaswamy Betta: Not A Happy Road Trip!
 

Gopalaswamy Betta: Not A Happy Road Trip!

Gopalaswamy Betta, located in the Chamarajanagar district in the Bandipur National Park, is the highest peak in Karnataka at a height of 1450m.
2013: Best Travel Moments
 

2013: Best Travel Moments

We thought we’d share the ‘moments’ that have left an indelible mark on us, and made us feel safe, secure, happy and peaceful.
Panchapalli & Rayakottai: Rural Biking
 

Panchapalli & Rayakottai: Rural Biking

Mansi & I decided to take our new bike out for a spin, and not the usual home-office-home route we do all week. We wanted to go on a long ride, beating the traffic and the chaos of the city.
Hampi, My Place Of Peace!
 

Hampi, My Place Of Peace!

Hampi would be nothing but for its ruins, amazing boulders and the hippies that come looking for moments that are beyond the material world.
Phuket: South-East Diaries [Part 2]
 

Phuket: South-East Diaries [Part 2]

After devouring everything edible on the streets of Bangkok, Nikhil & I were headed to PhiPhi Islands via Phuket.
Bangkok: South-East Diaries [Part 1]
 

Bangkok: South-East Diaries [Part 1]

Our first impression of Bangkok, as we stepped out of the terminal and were waiting for our car to pick us up, was “Meh.”
Gokarna: Sun, Sea, Sand & Serenity
 

Gokarna: Sun, Sea, Sand & Serenity

We washed up in our quaint stone cottage and went on an exploratory walk all the way to the other end of Om Beach and walked back in the dark, in the high tide.
New Delhi: Revisiting The Elephant Graveyard
 

New Delhi: Revisiting The Elephant Graveyard

I had taken a vow never to return to Delhi. But fate, it seemed, had a few ironies up its sleeve.
Vangani: What Swimming In The Lake Can Teach You
 

Vangani: What Swimming In The Lake Can Teach You

After a bumpy car ride that included a few flying lessons on the Mumbai – Karjat route, we reached what would be the venue for the 2013 New Year bash.
Dubai: Sun, Sand, Steel & Awesomeness
 

Dubai: Sun, Sand, Steel & Awesomeness

I think she was more excited about getting her passport stamped at immigration for the first time, than going to Dubai!
7 Reasons Why Facial Hair On Travelers Is A Bad Idea!
 

7 Reasons Why Facial Hair On Travelers Is A Bad Idea!

With the amount of travelling we do and the fact that we both work full time in advertising leaves him with little or no time to shave.
Rann of Kutch: Canceled
 

Rann of Kutch: Canceled

It's with a heavy heart that I am telling you all that our Rann of Kutch trip scheduled for tonight has been canceled.
Gandhinagar: An Unexpected Food Trip
 

Gandhinagar: An Unexpected Food Trip

We expected to do a lot of wacky things that weekend and we ended up putting on a couple of kilos each with all the food that we managed to eat.
Old Bangalore Food Trails
 

Old Bangalore Food Trails

For all you people who love to travel and feel that “tourist” is a swear word, here is a list of things that made Bangalore a city to remember:.
NH 7 Weekender: Happiness Is A Warm Gun
 

NH 7 Weekender: Happiness Is A Warm Gun

We saw this sign just as we entered the NH7 grounds at Amanora Park in Pune, and this set the mood for the three days to come.
Cycling Along the Arabian Sea
 

Cycling Along the Arabian Sea

For me the most fascinating experience with the sea is through the ferries, where you drive your vehicle through the sea.
Pune: 72 Hours Of Music!
 

Pune: 72 Hours Of Music!

So, for all of you who love music, here's a chance to escape for a weekend.
The Travel Tattoo
 

The Travel Tattoo

Nikhil and I have another quirky way to relive the wonders of our travels. On our first trip together to Gokarna, we indulged in tattoos.
Goa: Through Her Happy Goggles
 

Goa: Through Her Happy Goggles

On the 28th of September 2012, Mansi and I set out at about 5 in the evening on a bus headed to Goa.
“And So, The Adventure Begins…”
 

“And So, The Adventure Begins…”

We decided to start this blog, a diary of sorts, to capture all the fascinating things that we plan to see and experience.

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