Adios Kumbakonam

“Boom” I hear a cracker burst, beyond that I hear a dog howl and a child wail (am sure they were scared of the sound). Next door, a man in a worn out lungi sits with his legs stretched out. Probably home for lunch and resting his feet a bit. Few door away...

I arrive in Kumbakonam

After a long journey, a bus ride of nearly 10hours i have finally arrived. This is a destination that has been on my radar for over 3yrs and looks like the time has finally come. Today, i woke up with an itch so heavy that i turned on my laptop and started looking for...

Pondicherry – Everytime is the 1st time!

Uncle: Can we go to Pondicherry tomorrow? Just a day trip?Me and my Sis: Sure thing, it can be doneGrandpa: But, we havent asked the driver to come in earlyGramma: You can go day after, plan the trip, we’ll make some lunch, and you can goUncle: No ma,...

The Dargah …

“Are you journalists?”  “In which paper do you write” ‘You are both travelling alone?” were some questions that sparked off conversations, helping us kill time, making the bus journey enjoyable.  We were back on the bus...

The Queen bath in Hampi

During my last day at Hampi, i wanted to visit the infamous “Royal Enclosures”. As i stepped out of the car, all i saw a towering structure and scaffolding everywhere. Climbed on the small outer wall, and made my way into the campus. The sight that greeted...