A Mumbaikar finds Kharghar.

It was one of those days when I felt fit. I hadn’t smoked in three days, and I had pushed my body to its limit with callisthenics. So when a friend asked if I was up for a cycle ride of more than 100 km in the beauty that is the Mumbai monsoon, I did…

A whiff of a journey.

This story is from a while back. It was just another sticky day in the summer of 2014, to be precise. I used to work in an ad agency in those days. Long working hours, boring projects, horrible office politics and the general environment was eating away at me. The only good part about this…

Walking the Chadar trail.

I walked on the frozen Zanskar river, along with 9 others, for 7 days covering more than 70 kilometres. Armed with the best in branded trekking gear, I expected this to be a smooth sail, even at temperatures as low as — 25 degree Celsius. But with little or no survival skills and an alien…

A different world.

It is almost unreal, the experience of being happy in a place with no fans and with temperatures soaring over 30 degrees. Where the idea of taking a bath involves nothing less than a ten-minute exercise to find a shower space, fill water and figure a corner for your towel. Where getting one’s hands dirty is…