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The setting sun

What goes through your mind when you see a sunset?

Watching it on a beach at Murudeshwar one evening, I noticed that along with a number of thoughts, there was a lot of silence that filled me. And this poem is the result when I took a pen and started writing.

Kerala – Land of Abundance

For years I wanted to backpack around Kerala but time never seemed to be on my side. It took a series of dramatic events to land me at the Kalaripayattu training and treatment ashram near Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram). I was there…
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Bittersweet Kanyakumari

At 4.30 am I found myself at the southernmost tip of India facing the vast expanse of water from three different sources, the Indian Ocean, Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea. I had a sleepless night, and after trying in…
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Thar – a vast expanse of nothingness

What is it like to travel to a place that has nothing? Nothing but dry red rustic earth as far as eyes could see!  A few of us Square Trippers† wanted to experience just that! Only one place came to mind, Thar…
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Nagaland – A wild adventure

Banging a log drum with two wooden logs in a Naga hut wasn’t what we envisioned when couple of us decided to travel to Nagaland. Yet, we found ourselves in a beautifully crafted tribal hut with people from Phom tribe…
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Christmas in Gulmarg

When some friends planned to go to Kashmir in December, I ruled it out without further thought. Freezing cold weather has never been my idea of fun or holiday.  But as it happens, I found myself in Delhi reconsidering my…
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Majuli Island – Nature’s Paradise

We seem to be traveling back in time, as we make our way to Jorhat in a crowded auto rickshaw on route to Majuli, the largest fresh water river island in the world. Hopping into a ferry just as it…
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You can’t go wrong with New Zealand!

Luxury travelers, nature lovers, adrenaline junkies, road trippers, honeymooners, backpackers…whatever your reasons or style of travel, you won’t go wrong with New Zealand. Personally, there were many firsts on this trip marking the beginnings of a dream of traveling full…
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