Category: India

Stories from my country

Pokhri – a village on the India-Bhutan border

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Say you’re a farmer, and only have a small patch of land that you and your family work on. You have five kids, and need all of them to work on the farm to get any significant amount of money from it. Then, one day someone comes to your family and says that it’s much… continue reading »

A True Story: How I Got My Driving License

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I use an app (available on all the things I use: iOS, Android, Mac) called Day One to write my journal. While the app makes it easy to write a journal entry because your phone is always in reach, it also makes it hard because everything else in the world is also just a touch… continue reading »

South India Motorcycle Trip – Part 4: Goa

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Foreword On my (Not so) Great South Indian Motorcycle Trip, my plan after Hampi was to head to Goa, then Mumbai, and then to the Rann of Kutch in Gujarat. However, true to character, I left my camera in the hostel and so had to ride back to Goa from Mumbai. You may wonder why… continue reading »

South India Motorcycle Trip — Part 3: Hampi

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Foreword After my time in the Western Ghats, I visited Hampi. I intended to stay there for two or three days before moving on to Goa, but I enjoyed the atmosphere in the place so much that I ended up staying a week. The road to Hampi from Agumbe (through Davengere) was decent, passing through… continue reading »

Karnataka and Goa Motorcycle Trip

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This November (2017), I went on a month-long road trip through Karnataka and Goa. Originally planned as the starting point of an All-India trip, I ended up back in Bangalore after a month. Riding in Karnataka and Goa is a lot of fun. The highways are nice, and the interior roads wind through green rainforests… continue reading »