Three trains, 190 rupees, 700 odd kilometers and one frugal traveller!
Rustic scenes from a rustic town. My mode of travel for weeks to come! The ring of the bell, the groaning wheels, The creaky brakes and jumpy seat, The lapping waves on the sand, The salty sea breeze, combine In an orchestra churning a rustic rhapsody.
I support the amending the Performing Circus Animals Act to exclude the bull. I support the sport that is Jallikattu. Why? The answer to such questions can be very simple. I can just say, "Why not?" and be done with it - I need no reason to support or oppose anything. I can do so [...]
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 [...]
Athisiyam!", says a tired voice Breaking the morbid silence Of the sleepy small town rail station. A lone figure, in an old, dirty Perhaps hand-me-down sweater, Moves slowly down the platform. Shattering the immobility Of the queer, unmoving station. His movement reflects burden Of mind and of body. His grey hair and shrill voice fading, [...]
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 [...]
I had never been a fan of Indian novelists and authors, somehow, they seemed to lack the sophistication and eloquence that only comes with speaking English as the first language. Of course, there are countless Indian authors who could challenge the best from the West.Putting aside my thirst for memorable literature, I could always read [...]
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. [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]