Himalayan towns and Spiti valley

I kept looking at the whirling ceiling fan listening to its mysterious sound that it produced. It was old but clean. It seemed to rotate backwards in that gloomy shadow of little light from outside my window. ‘Aliasing’,I recalled. I took a look at my phone and it showed 2:30 AM. ‘Oh,there’s still time for…

Hotel Savoy- The Mysterious affairs

Murder…..Abandoned…..ruins…. isolated….These are a few words we relate to when thinking about haunted places or hauntings. I was always fascinated by the mysterious forces of nature…things that science cannot explain to us by logic but nature does by force. And ever since I knew, I have been chasing them someway or the other or maybe…

Phone call and Dalhousie

It all started with that phone call I received. 10th Jun’19- An unknown number flashed on my phone screen and I being skeptical of whom it might be, picked up and said HELLO in a gentle tone. Gaurav it was.He was calling me after a long time…I guess last time we talked was in Jan’19….

Off to Russia- The Transsiberian Dream

Russia had long been the pipe dream on my list of travel goals,the white nights of Saint Petersburg,Transsiberian Train and its candy-colored cathedrals taunting me with their unreachable points. It seemed so unattainable—I’d only known a few people who’d gone, none of them traveling solo, and the winter looked brutal. I’m a notoriously independent traveler…

The Tattoo

The girl was seating at the nearby seat at the railway station. Her head dipped under a book. I didn’t know the title but I could see a small tattoo on her left shoulder made in red and black and green ink. It was a small bird I guess. And it looked marvelous. The curve…

Chasing Sunsets

“Why do you want to see a sunset”?, I asked myself. Sitting right at the edge of a lane near NH 16, Bhubaneswar,Odisha, I was wondering where can I see a beautiful sunset. Well, I could have seen that from any place and it might have looked the same. But the feel of golden sand,that…

Volkenroder- Connecting dreams

Dreams have connections deep within and the joy comes from the art of connecting the dots. I was probably 4-5 years old lying on my mother’s lap looking at the stars outside our home when my mother told me- “Look! There’s a star moving”. Blinking red,green..it kept on moving and I couldn’t understand why this…

Monsoon stations

The more you see, the more you want to see! Charming people, sweet smell of tea and tea gardens;hills going on and on and on and a gaze across your surrounding coming to standstill. That’s what the upper hill stations of West Bengal got for you. I have been waiting to get some holidays from…

Visit to The Deads.

A rainy mid-day,horns honking,people moving constantly,loud noises of vendors…there was no peace at all.Park street it is.   I found myself walking the streets in the busy and bustling city of kolkata during one of my weekend getaways. I have been walking constantly for an hour and wanted a peaceful place to sit and rest…

What Do I desire ?

An expedition into a world as of yet unknown to me.On a journey of more than 2000 miles,my dream comes true. China. But in this diversity of culture how to define myself and if I succeed ,will I be then closer to god? Is that my identification,my first meet? Where is the beginning of things…

Deep Sleep

She woke, not because she had planned it but because the pills did not do their job. It had been six days since she slept for more than several minutes, and on the seventh day she was sure that this time, given the number of pills she had taken, that sleep would most definitely come….

Travelling and its Ugly Truth

Travelling- It is the best gift you can give to yourself. It empowers you, challenges you, it teaches you so many lessons and because of it, you grow as a person. Every day you witness new things, you meet interesting people, you discover new ways of living and you eat food you never knew existed….