It’s surprising how train journeys closely mimic the cycle of life. We meet people, make friends, only to let them go and find new ones- thereby knitting an endless chain of emotions- only to be felt but never to be broken. But again, what is life, but a collection of such journeys.
Ever been compelled to watch a horror movie in the dead of night even though you know it would lead to countless sleepless nights? Ever been infatuated with the idea of exploring a haunted house? No? Yes? I was. So were four of my friends. The big question was – where? Residing in DelhiContinue reading “Bhangarh : The Ruined City and The Ghosts I Met There”
.. she gave an expression that was part happiness and part disbelief. After all, this was the first time she was watching her own face on a phone screen!
“And that is the suicide point”, our driver said and allowed the jeep to splutter to a halt so that we could scramble out. A tall rock, smooth and majestic, which reminded me of the hacked torso of an unfortunate lone messenger who dared to carry a peace treaty to the enemy barracks, was theContinue reading “My Sojourn in Kolukkumalai (Part 1) – An Early Appointment With The Sun and Suicide Points”
I was taken by the brilliant salesmanship. Many people who would not bat an eyelid at a saint could be seen donating generously. I was impressed.
Starting tomorrow, 10th of August, SlowRover will publish a series of awesome one-off photographs from our travels. These snapshots will be accompanied by a small fact sheet that will reveal more details about the respective shots!
Woods are enchanting.They are partially the reason for my fixation with mountains. While reading Enid Blyton’s The Enchanted Wood in my childhood, I had convinced myself that woods were magical. And somehow they held more of a sway over me, it seemed to be more potent than the magic of the toys which used toContinue reading “A Chance Encounter In McLeod Ganj And The Musings Of A Wandering Mind”
This is not about the goodbyes you bid to people as you hug and smile with the promise of meeting again. It is about those goodbyes which ring a bell of finality, of an end. Every time I visit a new place, I find myself taking an oath to return. Because I feel that IContinue reading “About Goodbyes And The Plight Of A Traveller”
My curiosity about Lithuania, was deeply connected to Thomas Harris’s works. I looked at it as the majestic country where Hannibal was born and which shared Hannibal’s fate of destruction at the hands of the Nazis. And like all booklovers, I would like nothing better than to go and visit the country of the anti-hero. SoContinue reading “Lithuania – My Visit To The Country Which Had Intrigued Me Since I Read Hannibal”
Ross Island is a deserted island that is a part of the Andaman archipelago in India. Once the seat of the royal Britishers, it now lies in utter ruins. A shadow of its earlier self. Despite this, Ross Island has a charm of its own. This post covers the macabre beauty of the Ross Island.Continue reading “The Ross Island- Finding Beauty in Negative Spaces”
Guest Writer Anahita Fotedar writes about a forgotten architectural marvel of Delhi. This is the first part of her Architectural Series. So, this series deals with, monuments in urban villages of New Delhi. Initially, I will give focus to those monuments which are not very prominent but hold an equal grandeur and elegance as thatContinue reading “ARCHITECTURAL SERIES – MOHAMADPUR VILLAGE: TEEN BURJI MOSQUE”
The City Palace is one of the most frequented tourist destination in Jaipur. Throngs of tourists, both Indian and foreigners, come to see this beautiful palace/museum everyday. The City Palace, Jaipur All the tourists, whether they arrive in those mammoth Volvos or in the humble ‘desi’ alternative– the cycle rickshaws, have to enter the vicinity of theContinue reading “The Pigeons of Jaipur”