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Three trains, 190 rupees, 700 odd kilometers and one frugal traveller!

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Religion and Women’s Rights

This is not an overall view or essay on women's rights movements or feminism. Here, I lament about how recent and ongoing women's rights movements in India leave me at odds with myself on the issue. To give my readers a short background, I have been brought up in an Liberal Hindu Brahmin family in [...]

Mind and Body – My Tryst with Yoga

I've previously mentioned Share Your Hands (SYH) in my posts. It is a student-run non profit organisation based in SASTRA University. This week, SYH kicked off yet another laudable effort for the welfare of society at large.With SYH acting as the conduit once more, SASTRA students who regularly practice yoga have been mobilised to impart [...]

Service at Tribal School

Much like the discrimination of the Red Indians in North America, Indian tribes who are the original inhabitants of the land have been subject to discrimination for decades. Their plight only worsened after independence - they were being exploited by their own country!Historically, they have been carefree peoples whose only concern is their immediate survival. [...]

Dharmasthala, Moodbidri and Mangalore

We left the resort, fulfilled but wanting more. I believe that it is one of those places one could visit a million times and still not tire of it!Our host brought to our notice a car museum at Dharmasthala and recommended that we visit the Thousand Pillar Jain Temple at Moodbidri. Abishek was still sick, [...]

Night after the Trek

Naturally, we were all spent, but only physically, our minds were still yearning to wander about the pristine lands that we had just navigated. It was only when we got back to our room that we realised that the water level had increased by at least a two feet. The picturesque bamboo bridge that was [...]