Varanasi Part 1 – The Food

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Even before getting to Varanasi, I had been told that the food was special here. But (and there’s no exaggeration on my part here), little did I know how special special actually was. I came away very happy indeed. Here are the highlights. Chaat I ate street food all over the city. The pictures of… continue reading »

A walk in Gokarna

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I started walking from the hostel on the so-called “Five Beach Trek” at 7 AM, a full hour later than what the manager had told me. “You have to start at 6. It gets hot very fast after that!” I spent a few minutes chasing a peacock trying to get the bird, the light, and… continue reading »

San Pedro de Atacama

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View from a hill with a small house in the distance

Prologue The carabineros (Chilean police) rushed into the scene before any of us could even stand up. They spread out across the front of the group, speaking in quick and efficient Spanish, telling everyone to wrap up the party and go home. One of them approached a man who was clearly drunk and probably high. He… continue reading »

Longform Wednesday

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Welcome to the second episode of Pritam’s Longform Wednesdays, where I share approximately five longform articles chosen from my reading on the internet through the week. Reading longer articles is quite challenging me for these days; just the act of staying with the article for longer than a few minutes, while the rest of the… continue reading »