#2: The Weeping Column

Istanbul, Turkey They say that happiness doubles when you share it. But as I sat there, chewing on roasted chestnuts - the ubiquitous roadside snack - the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia on either side of me, all the people I loved were out of reach. I had no phone, no Wi fi and... Continue Reading →

#1: Imagination

Disclaimer: Once again, this is not going to be a travelogue where I will give an account of what I did and where I went. I detest such travelogues. Also, since the duration of my vacation was a little long, I don't know if there will be one post for a day. For now, this.... Continue Reading →

What I brought back from the recent excursion... Hover over the image to control the speed of the slide show.

Day 6: Inflation

It's very hot in the train. I have been sleeping on the uppermost berth, so it's even hotter. There is greater activity this time than the last because a group of 50 Maharashtrians are in our compartment too. The chatter is nice, friendly, and full of camaraderie. I wake up and realise that the whole... Continue Reading →

Day 5: Flight

Venturing out into a new city is both, frightening and exciting, at the same time. You never know what might happen to you, but you also don't know what you're going to find. Probably a new place, an experience to take back home, an incident that you can reflect on or narrate as a story... Continue Reading →

Day 4: Dreams

I read a story today written by a fellow blogger/writer. It was anonymous so I don't know who wrote it. To put it loosely, it was a story about a girl whose dream is shattered. She is contemplating the whys and hows of what happened to her. It was a simple story but the gravity... Continue Reading →

Day 3: Who do I think I am?

An elephant. But more on that later. In context, I am a tourist who did many tourist-y things today. And if this is going to be one of those posts where I go through the places I visited, it would be very boring for me to write. Who wants to know how beautiful the tea... Continue Reading →

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