Row of colourful houses in Merida

Where the Streets Have No Name

As I pore over the lunch menu, I hear a low, menacing voice behind me. “Give me all your dollars,” a man growls, as he points a rifle at my startled companion’s head. My first reaction is not fear, but befuddlement. What am I to make of this? His snarl sounds real enough, but his theatrical…

Markets of the World

I realize I often look to markets to grasp a more ‘real’ feel of the place I’m visiting. Beyond the famous monuments that make it to travel brochures, and visual media that often portrays a reality quite different from what exists, and immaculate museums that document the (accepted) history of the place, there are everyday men…

Air

Explore the Elements

Elements of nature are so deeply rooted in our psyche, they even pervade the perceptions we form of what we see around us. Fire is associated with passion, vibrancy and force: the fire in their bellies to achieve something, the fire in his eyes to prove everyone wrong. Air makes me think of freedom. Also, something unreliable, something close enough…

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Welcome to India, Solar Impulse!

So the Solar Impulse 2 has landed in Ahmedabad. :) You must’ve heard by now about Piccard and Borschberg, the two Swiss pioneers who have challenged themselves to fly around the world in a solar-powered airplane using absolutely NO conventional fuel! Their craft, the Solar Impulse 2, has started breaking records from its very first…

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Looking Back, Looking Ahead

{BEHOLD, the mostest late New Year blog post of 2015 yet! Try getting into some of that 1st of January spirit please, for the length of this post?} It’s a new year, once again. Wait, that didn’t sound quite right. Let me say that again – It’s a NEW YEAR! Again!! Woohoo! I would moan about…