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 [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]

The River Trek

It was, as I had already mentioned raining heavily that morning, the water level in the river would most certainly rise by at least a feet within six hours.With the newly planned river trek in mind, we departed with our guide leading us at 9 AM.We had with us, a pair of binoculars, packed lunch, [...]

Wanderlust has set in!

As you may have gathered from my previous blog posts, the Wolfpack is going trekking in the western ghats!We leave in five days time. We will travel by train to Mangalore and then get to Arasinamakki where we've contacted a local to provide us with a homestay base camp.The key point - monsoon has set [...]