Whenever we encounter traumatic experiences, we see our lives unravel. We realise how life can change dramatically within minutes. The Greek tragedian philosopher, Aeschylus said that from suffering alone comes wisdom and that such wisdom earned from our struggles and strife brings great depth and dignity to our lives. This journey into my past is … Continue reading My Eyeless Angel
It was around 6 in the evening on a pleasant post-monsoon evening in 2016 and I was busy trying to meaningfully occupy myself with my Smartphone sitting next to my wife in our bedroom. "Mohan I know you hate trekking with a group, but I want you to come to Kudremukh with me along with … Continue reading A Treknic
Any journey down memory lane often opens up triggers that much like the famous ‘butterfly effect’ initiated a series of events that consequently ended up in a proud accomplishment. One such incident happened in early 2014. On a beautiful sunny morning in 2014 as I was returning home from my early morning jog, I saw … Continue reading Cast in the Caste
The peacocks called in tandem serenading the commencement of my hike. The Robin sang as usual as I passed the Peepal tree and the incredible fragrance of wild Mysore Jasmin wafted in the air welcoming morning walkers like me as I crossed the First Kilometre of my hike. Peepal tree ‘1 kilometre in 10 minutes … Continue reading Take a hike and feel the Universe.
Frequent travelling over decades made me a relaxed traveller unfazed by missing connections and customs. Anxiety coupled with a little terror was my inevitable companion during the initial years of my travel 36 years ago. Wise travellers unlike ‘yours truly' have invented words to describe complex emotions that invade a traveller's mind. One European phrase … Continue reading The journey of a Rookie traveller.