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After landing at Srinagar airport, I collected my rucksack and almost immediately started looking around for people with rucksacks or groups of youngsters in hiking outfits etc to strike a conversation. I had come to Kashmir to join the ‘Kashmir Great Lakes’ trek by Indiahikes. Continue reading →
Driving about 1900 miles to spend an extended weekend with a bunch of old friends, soaking in the scenic beauty along the Blue Ridge Parkway, hand-feeding camels and lamas (among others!) and of course, the majestic Luray Caverns – Fall 2012 couldn’t have been better!
I was woken up in my seat by our shuttle driver’s voice when he announced to everyone that both lanes of the interstate were closed down and that it could be a while before we started moving again. I was heading to Indianapolis to catch an evening flight to Denver, Colorado. Continue reading →
Singapore.. known mostly for shopping, travel, vacation, finance companies… none of that was my motive when I came here exactly four months ago. Having completed a short research internship at NTU, I will be on my way back to India in a few hours. These four months have taught me a lot, academically and otherwise. Continue reading →
I was in the MRT and saw this girl standing near the window which had a nice blue tint and rain drops strewn all over, thanks to the cloudy weather and recent drizzle. After debating with myself whether to ask for clicking a pic, I finally went up and it turned out to be a rather interesting conversation! Continue reading →
“I can sit on the floor but I have to get on this bus; I’ve got to make it to work tomorrow!”, a woman in her forties blurted. I had just boarded a bus from downtown Columbus, Ohio. Apparently, there was one less seat on the bus than the number of tickets sold; ridiculous. Thankfully, there was one seat ‘reserved’ for an extra driver in case the journey was a long one and two drivers were needed (this is what fellow passengers concluded). So no one had to sit on the floor and we were on our way; albeit after a good 30 minutes delay. Continue reading →