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12 unexplored, beautiful holiday destinations in India

In 2013, India drew a minuscule 0.64% of the world’s total foreign tourists.

That is perhaps what the government has set out to change with its recent initiatives. 1,033 more words

The weekend

Not sure why I am calling it the weekend when every day could be any day, but it is the Easter weekend as we have seen from the churches everywhere. 476 more words


My body is all bodies

My body is all bodies

In a world becoming Asia
I wanted to be Asian, not be so white
I wanted a cross-cultural affinity

After India, after these utopia myths… 128 more words


The Road To Bengaluru

After three days in Chennai I retreated south to Puducherry in Tamil Nadu before looping back round to Bengaluru where I was due to meet a friend.   176 more words



Go to Kuilapalayam village, between the international community of Auroville and the Bay of Bengal.

Rent a motorbike or bicycle.  Ride around this tiny place, a heartbeat of Indian culture nestled between the outlying mini-communities of Auroville itself. 198 more words

Writing Prompts

A travel'ode to Auroville - City of Dawn

Auroville belongs to nobody in particular. Auroville belongs to humanity as a whole. That’s the vision of this unique universal town, an utopian experiment of its own. 872 more words


The City of Dawn

Indian cities have at least seven cardinal directions. They wriggle and jut in non-Euclidian chaos, a pantheon of angles as confusing as the menus. Since my own internal compass is, at the best of times, a plastic toy with a painted needle, I’ve spent a lot of time wandering in various towns hopelessly, pleasantly lost. 2,243 more words