Men about Manhattan, 1971
S. Mitra Kalita
S. Mitra Kalita
By S. Mitra Kalita
एक समय की बात है। एक पेड़ की जड़ ने फैसला लिया की अब से वह उस पर चढ़ाए गए जल का काम-से-काम उपयोग करेगी और अधिक-से-अधिक त्याग करेगी। और यह सब वह अपनी टहनियों और पत्तों की भलाई के लिए करेगी।
The Konkan Coast / West Coast of India is a stretch of clean sandy beaches, palm trees, fishing villages, lighthouses, moss laden forts, local thalis, seafood galore and the nicest people.
It began in Kashmir. Year was 1989.
If it were in my hands, I would never stop wandering around and exploring this world. There certainly are many reasons that I love traveling but I guess words won't be enough to express my love for it.
Previously in the series: LEX-42 starts exercising its newfound free will. Selina, unable to meet Neersa, takes off in disappointment from Mars towards Thrae.
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Previously in the series: Selina finds the geofarmer on Mars, Neersa, suspicious. LEX-42 suffers limb failure and is marked for decommissioning.
Decay is constantEmpathy is absentNo relief heaven-sentCalamity in every instantYet we persevereOur vision is clearTo liberate from fearAll that we hold dearLearning as we goReaping what we sowOur children will knowTo bow their heads lowNature birthed usNature nurtured usNature devastated usNature will replenish us_____________________
The fact that a pandemic led to this still leaves me in awe. I mean who knew that an introvert like me would be expressing myself to the world someday? The journey hasn't been a piece of cake though, from taking time out for myself to feeling sick and tired of the mundane life I was living, the pandemic was both a blessing and a curse to me.
ABOVE ALL ELSE: Make your trip zero-environmental-impact. Keep collecting ALL your non-biodegradable trash and deposit it into proper waste bins when you RETURN, not along the way or in nature. Every little bit we do has a positive effect – believe it.
A houseboat is a pleasant affair, to put it mildly. Right from the outset of the voyage (if I may call it that - you know what, I will!), the well-natured crew of three made us feel at home, taking us along the densely coconut-tree filled shore (ubiquitous on the Kerala logos and T-shirts, having seeped into popular culture as a representation of ‘God’s Own Country’ – with good reason) and near an island which lay just off the shoreline.
As I saw my childhood friends eventually move out and gazed at abandoned homes become dubiously built hotels, somehow, the street I lived in remained the same. Paharganj has been in a constant state of flux, embracing and resisting change year-on-year. To a non-denizen, it'd look like a vibrant, bustling and exotic hotspot of tourists, shops and whatnot, but to those who live here; certainly, things have been more or less grim.
If you think Bandra is hipster, wait till you see Mysore. Abuzz with yogis, fashionistas, vegans and expats, Mysore gives you a real taste of progress in a small city.
Popular for its coffee, pepper and cardamom estates, Chikmagalur can be a dreamy escape with enough to do. Here’s what I recommend:
As many of us itch to travel, we're also being mindful about where we go. Open-air spaces and being one with nature, finding that balance between #WFH and disconnecting from it have become the new normal. I’m not much of a trekker or wildlife junkie but I sure enjoy nature and being outdoor. The oneness I feel between the soles of my feet whilst walking on fresh grass or an open air Surya Namaskar, are exaggerated in spaces that offer comfort in the outdoors. I travelled to two outdoor boutique-luxury hotels in Rajasthan to experience nature in it’s grandeur.
I reached out to 45 women from different walks of life - entrepreneurs, actors, chefs, musicians, artists, housewives, designers, all of them who love to travel and asked them one simple question -
Delhi-Agra-Jaipur has been a coveted Golden Triangle for the international traveller. But for us, the Indian millennials, is it that exciting? Most of us have seen the Taj Mahal on a field trip or family vacay. Delhi has been a mix - business trips or culinary exploration. Jaipur has been hot for its music festivals and boutique hotels.
What are you waiting for? Share your passion with the world. In your language. Write, Speak, or Show.