Quenchua Forclaz 10* Hiking Sleeping Bag

Cheap but bulky. I made a huge mistake in purchasing this sleeping bag and I shall not recommend it to any of my fellow trekkers unless all you're going camping with a vehicle. Available at 1400 INR, it is one of the cheapest 10 degree sleeping bags available. However, there is a very good reason [...]

Salomon X-Scream

Comfortable, reliable and trendy. Although a completely unknown brand to me, I used a pair of these for my Triund and Ilaqa Trek in the Himalayas. Being trail runners and not trekking boots, they are light enough to not weigh you down but heavy enough to stabilise you on tricky paths. Waterproofing: The first thing I [...]

Origin: the music

Days and nights hardly matter when one travels in a company of ludicrous, wanton and eternally spontaneous bunch of people (read Origin) - because one can't tell when the night ended and day broke! Perhaps there were no days or nights with them, they were there to mock, jibe, jeer and taunt when I was [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]