Travel
-1
archive,category,category-travel,category-6,stockholm-core-1.0.6,select-theme-ver-5.1,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded, vertical_menu_transparency vertical_menu_transparency_on,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-5.5.5,vc_responsive

Kuttundi, a Kannada podcast series

It is my eighth year in USA. Though I have spent good portion of those eight years in India doing my PhD research, I have spent enough time in US and have interacted with good number of Americans to have developed a unique understanding of this country. I want to share

Is routine the killer?

Please watch the video before you read further. The journey is inspiring. The video communicates the charm of the experience quite well. The take away message of the video is emphasized in multiple times - routine is the enemy of time and it has to be disrupted. For the life to

GPX file – Kalindi Khal pass trek

I completed this trek last month. Online, I could not find any GPX or any other GPS supported files related to this trek. Here is the link to the GPX file logged by my GPS during our trek. Day 1: Gangotri to Chirbasa Day 2: Chirbasa to Bhojwassa Day 3: Bhojwassa to Tapovan Day 4: Tapovan to Nandanvan Day 5:

I belong to the roads!

I started my fieldwork in January 2014 and I halfway through. Since then I have travelled to two countries and more than 25 cities, close to 12,000km. The best part is, all of this is by road. Not even a single flight. Yes, travelling by road takes time but gives you

Kalindi Khal – Elevation Profile

Below is an approximate elevation profile of Kalindi Khal trek from Gangotri to Badrinath. A group of 15 of my friends and myself attempted this in May 2007. We had to retreat because of a snow storm. Using paper maps, I have created a google map and an elevation profile

Practice makes us perfect

From my Dibrugarh diary: I received the final confirmation of my ticket at 5:30 pm via an SMS; I had been wait-listed in the AC coach. A wait-listed ticket booked online gets cancelled automatically. Hence I had to buy a new ticket standing in the line. That meant that I had

FAQs in Bangladesh

If you are a foreigner travelling in Bangladesh, please be ready to answer the following questions:  Which country? Are you married? What is your religion? Third question was the most ubiquitous in Bangladesh. I did not experience this in Nepal. But in Kenya, it was a different story. In Chittagong, near Sitakund,

No meat, please!

My family does not eat meat for religious reasons. Now that I have disowned my religion, I can eat meat. But I don't do so as to continue patronising my friends who eat meat. Today, on a ferry, I met a Bangladeshi who was kind enough to befriend me and join

When can one get married?

Yesterday for the first time I entered a country by road. It was a great experience. After crossing the border, I took a bus from Satkhira to Khulna, my first bus ride in Bangladesh, and it was full of surprises. The guy next to me told me that he got his

How to go to Bangladesh by road?

When applying for Bangladeshi VISA, specify that you want to travel by road. One can reach Bangladesh by road from Kolkata either via Benapole or Basirhat crossing. If Dhaka is your destination, there are direct buses from Kolkata and Agartala. I had to go to Khulna. Khulna has no direct buses