When our family decided to go to Vietnam for the summer holidays, the decision was literally taken based on a dart board on the globe. Well, metaphorically cause the darts I own are magnetic. Hehe. Considering the choice was an adventurous one, we decided to begin at the capital aka Hanoi. We were met by a guide at the airport, a bloke named Henry and … Continue reading The Hanoi Heist
Water. It is the element that carries the essence of life, the source upon which great civilisations have thrived while others have succumbed to its fury. It is the very prototype of the blue planet, gaining a huge wave of popularity as an essential photographic tool for no picture ever, is complete without a drop of water. Unless you’re on Saturn, in which case a … Continue reading The H2O Photobomb
Touring for an activity, be it sports, music or business often leads one to the most curious places in the world. Though these travels are not specifically for leisure, they make for some very memorable experiences as the adventures on these trips mostly come as a surprise in the midst of a pre-occupied state of mind owing to the intended activity of the tour. I … Continue reading The Sports Tour Travelogue
Where I live, things have a tendency to come alive at the slightest mention of any festivity. Pune is home to a huge number of diverse cultures and the city and its people make it a point to celebrate each one of them in the liveliest manner possible where the city will have some symbolism of the culture being celebrated. If a time traveller ever … Continue reading Decking the Halls ft. Pune City
Souvenirs are one of the most special things associated with travel. They are the little things that give the ‘been there, done that’ feeling like nothing else. I mean, pictures contain a memory of the glory of nature and mankind witnessed by the traveller but souvenirs contain memories of the journey. The amazing part about souvenirs is that it can be the most random or … Continue reading Keepsakes: Europe 1
Wax museums, when shown in films, are portrayed as places showcasing events of gore and infamous crimes, often the epicentre for any form of horror or gothic activity. In the film ‘House of Wax’ (1953,2005) the wax museum is a literal death-trap(*spoiler alert probably*) and in the show ‘Penny Dreadful’, the Putney Family Wax Museum is shown to be a hotspot for grisly crimes such … Continue reading Waxworks in London
When Rudyard Kipling wrote his lovely little story featuring a man cub and wolves and a tiger and a hypnotising snake, he was actually talking about the Kanha National Park. Situated in the state of Madhya Pradesh, right in the heart of India. It’s a vast stretch of forest housing tigers, sloth bears, deer, monkeys and birds. However, there were no hypnotising pythons with jaws … Continue reading Destination: Jungle Book
“The darkest nights produce the brightest stars.” Said John Green once. Night time has a different definition for everyone. For some, it is the end of the day, lights out, but for some others, it is the time they come alive. Alternatively, not everyone has night at the same time so that makes the issue even more twisted. The concept of ‘night’ maybe debated among us … Continue reading Into The Night!
Latitudes and longitudes are a prime(pun intended:)) example of the depth of human imagination. The other being imaginary numbers which are quite a waste of time. The GMT timezone is one which determines the clock hands of the entire world. And what’s impressive is that wheels of time are determined by nothing but a figment of human imagination, aka the Prime Meridian. It’s quite an … Continue reading Prime Time London!
‘Light as a feather, stiff as a board. One wrong step, and you’ll end up a toad.’ Hehe. Talk of twisting quotes to one’s whim. But hey, it’s spooky season. Things tend to twist around a bit. So without further a-boo(‘ado’ in its spooky version), here’s presenting an absolute rollercoaster of spooks, as told by people with experience. Destination: India. Now, in India, Halloween is a rather nascent trend. … Continue reading Halloween Havens of India