trucks, trains, and automobiles + camping

May 31, 2018   Comments (0)
 

Earlier this month, I went overlanding for the first time. What’s that? It’s defined like this: “Overlanding┬áis self-reliant┬áoverland┬átravel to remote destinations where the journey is the principal goal.”

Seven of us got on a modified truck (called Bonnie, a beautiful orange BharatBenz), while her twin (Clyde, of course!) followed us (tricked out with loos, showers, hot water on one side and a kitchen on the other) and went from Jaipur to Gurgaon (where we were stopped by curious cops at every intersection, it seemed), on to Rishikesh, where we stayed in a room by the Ganges, then further up the mountains, following the Alaknanda river past Rudraprayag and Devprayag to Chopta, Uttarakhand. Here we stopped for two nights and camped amidst rhododendron trees, (more…)

 
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Standing tall

October 2, 2017   Comments (0)
 

 

#throwback Google has helpfully reminded me that we were in Vik, Iceland, on this day four years ago, on (more…)

 
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“Save trees, plant trees” – the irony of urban Mumbai

November 18, 2015   Comments (0)
 

Cry, Mumbai, cry. #depressing #nature #irony #sad

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Seagulls and a photobomb

August 31, 2015   Comments (0)
 

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Love Coimbra

August 26, 2015   Comments (0)
 

 
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Reflected

January 17, 2015   Comments (2)
 

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Sal trees reflected in a cast iron kadhai over a wood stove at Narmohan Das’ silk home-industry. The boiling water is going to be used to make dye from harad – a bitter dried seed pod used as a digestive in triphala and churan. Handwoven fabric is dipped into it, allowed to rest, and then hung up to dry. The resulting silk is a┬á beautifully muted charcoal gray – absolutely my favorite color.
#Assam #travel #handmade #handicrafts #India #silk #natural

 
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melon

November 22, 2013   Comments (0)
 

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A teeny tiny, fully ripe, totally sweet watermelon from my mother’s terrace vine. July 2013.

 
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Mill

November 20, 2013   Comments (1)
 

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Even in white, there is color. This moulin (or mill) is maybe a few hundred years old, but could have formed overnight, too. And there are rich veins of blue, compacted ice exposed as the hole widens. Breathtaking.
(Brei├░amerkurj├Âkull glacier tongue, near J├Âkuls├írl├│n, Iceland, October, 2013)

 
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gloaming

November 13, 2013   Comments (3)
 

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There are sunsets, and then there are sunsets when just for a brief slice of time you feel humbled and breathless from being bathed in this kind of ineffable beauty.

 
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genda phool

July 31, 2013   Comments (0)
 

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Some time last year, the road by the Radio Club in Colaba was festooned with these. I don’t think I’ve ever needed to use the word ‘festooned’ before but it’s the only one that fits. The little globes are, of course, marigolds – definitely the coolest genda phool collection I’ve seen.

 
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