One of my lifelong dreams has been to backpack in Central Asia, on routes that ancient caravans took along the Silk Road, travelling along paths carved through desolate deserts, vast grasslands, and soaring mountains, places where the Western civilizations met the Eastern.
A temple on a river island where the God of Love was burnt to ashes…
Bizarre mythological origins of the river Brahmaputra in Guwahati
The world is full of wonderful traditions and rituals that often look bizarre to outsiders. Visiting this temple dedicated to the female aspect of fertility, I was in for a shock…
Indian travellers often complain that they face lots of restrictions on their travels due to the limitations of the Indian passport. Indeed, India ranks poorly on the visa restrictions index since only 51 countries will allow Indian citizens to either travel there without visa or get a visa on arrival. However, let’s look at the silver lining shall we?
From Canada to Turkey and onwards to motherland India, I have been anxiously looking forward to this travel expedition. Travelling is the best way to spend money, isn’t it?
It was peak winter in Dombivli, my hometown on the outskirts of Mumbai, India. It was a particularly cold winter, I remember vividly, with temperatures falling to 7ºC at night. In Mumbai, this was unheard of and people were falling sick because nobody is prepared for such weather. I had to wear a sweater, haha
Throughout history, there have been innumerable incidents of humans-killing-humans in an inhuman fashion, and there have been numerous other terrorist attacks since I was born. I vividly remember three of those.
March 1993 Bombay bombings
September 11, 2001 “9-11″ WTC attacks
November 26, 2008 “26-11″ Mumbai attacks