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


Origin: To Coimbatore

For the first time ever, I was going to bunk an entire day of college - the first time in my one and half year tango with SASTRA University. However, I had a good reason to do so. I'm traveling to Coimbatore with my band, Origin. We were going to compete in Yugam, a fest [...]

Hostel Diaries: Bright idea!

What do you do when the only tube light in your dingy, cramped and damp hostel room refuses to provide illumination, upon which your performance in the examination the following day depends on? Such moments are when a hosteler must pause from his (nonexistent) tightly packed study regimen and think. *thinks to self* "Any bright [...]

Last year of my teens!

I'm finally nineteen.The birthday was unique in many many ways! Firstly, there were no pesky, meaningless messages on Facebook because I had hidden my date of birth on my profile. Second;y, it was the first time anyone bothered to call me at 12 AM. Thirdly, my mom sent me a message at 12 AM wishing [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]