Janmaashtami Festival – Mumbai

Janmaashtami 2011, a set on Flickr. Imagine this , 8pm - One street lamp - A human pyramid - & onlookers cheering as they attempt to touch the sky :) Janmaashtami, popularly known in Mumbai as Dahi Handi, is celebrated with enormous zeal and enthusiasm. The handi is a clay pot filled with buttermilk that was positioned at a convenient height prior to the event. The topmo...
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A Weekend with the Warli’s

On April the 24th & 25th i took a trip by myself, because all my friends were busy doing their own things to join me on this one . So went ahead and did this by myself. The train pulls away from Borivli its late as usual and now hurryingly making its way to Virar , where I meet the rest of the group. 10 mins into the journey and the air is much cooler and I’m surrounded by greenery while I lis...
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Exotic & Sinful Mumbai

You no longer have to search the world for each countries best dessert ... here’s where you can get your hands on a few of them in our very own Mumbai :) Go on live a lil and entice that sweet tooth, don’t forget to invite me along or save me a tiny piece :) Turkish delight -  @ Istanbul trukish dessert – Oshiwara, Andheri Swiss chocolates - @ Choc-o-Bloc – Warden road Lebanese sweets - @ Re...
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On the Beach at Night, Alone – Walt Whitman

Couple of nights ago i took a trip to the beach at night and it reminded me of this poem, thought i'd share it :) On the beach at night alone,   As the old mother sways her to and fro, singing her husky song, As I watch the bright stars shining—I think a thought of the clef of the universes, and of the future.A vast similitude interlocks all, All spheres, grown, ungrown, small, large, suns, ...
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A destined traveller

  I like to believe that in my past life I was a traveller. And even though my body may have perished my thirst for travel is ever alive. I’m not aware of what I’ve already covered and what I have yet to cover ,but I believe I must start somewhere since there always is an origin and there always is a calling... Every life has an origin and they are varied and they make us distinct .We st...
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Big shoes to fill…

He made a dash for the bathroom then swerved away and dove into the sofa, his face towards the pillow. He shut his eyes tight and opened his mouth, crying but not-crying in a way he had also learned through long practise. With his mouth open his throat tight, not breathing for nearly a minute, he could somehow get the satisfaction of crying, screaming even, without anybody knowing it. He pushed hi...
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Road-trip to Korlai and beyond.

Where - Korlai and a few other places Why - To touch the Arabian sea, to feel, to live & to smile :) Who - Nickolai Kinny 4.30 am- it was still dark outside and we gathered at borivli, all bundled and dressed like the winter collection for Benetton except for Kris of course who decided on shorts ..but nothing Kris does is to be made sense of :P 4.45 am - we’ve sorted our bags and I...
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The Ways of Walking..

The ways of walking include Strolling, Sauntering, Meandering, Hiking, Wandering, Walks, Journeys, Trekking, Tramping etc.And thats just what we did early one morning. It felt refreshing , rejuvenating and free.It made me feel insignificant and tiny amidst the mountains and trees and yet at the same time it made me belong and just be me. "The longest journey begins with a single step."-  Lao Tsu,...
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To all the adventure & travel buffs i know..

Soar Higher than the sky goes Climb Higher than a mountain peak Aim Beyond the seen bull's-eye Run Beyond the road that ends Trek Away from the carved path Sail Past the lined horizon Dream Even when your not asleep & Dance When the music stops Give this a chance to experience life to the core And it will bring you back asking for more…. -------------- ©23 October , 2010 Ni...
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Dear 21 Year Old Self

I’m sorry your no more, but with your abandonment comes a chance to explore and move on and live some more.Thank you for getting your life back on track for being driven, passionate and faithful to you writing. For transforming years of emotions and words into Kieran. Thank you for finishing what you started and with that, I mean studying - I’m glad you chose to study about travelling… for pushing...
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Postcards of the week!

Here's  list of all the postcards i received this week :) This post card arrived from Germany it depicts the oldest town in Germany called Treir which is famous for its roman buildings and wine From - Sarah - age 26 who is a physical therapist This post card arrived from Romania it has a picture of the Sucevita monastery, 16th century. From - Anca - age 25 who lives near the uk...
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#Postcrossing

I send, therefore I receive.. I  never knew getting something in the mail would make me so happy, these simple joys in life make your entire day go well! What is Postcrossing? Postcrossing is a website set up to let people send and receive postcards to and from randomly selected strangers. :-)  (www.postcrossing.com) The goal of this project is to allow people to receive postcards f...
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My Must eat list – Mumbai

Here's a list of all of my favourite things to eat/drink in Mumbai and they are all below Rs 100 /- Panni puri @Elco arcade Rs 40/- Zinger burger @kfc Rs 95/- Hazelnut milkshake @any donut co. outlet Rs 45/- Grilled cheese sandwiches at breach candy near premson Rs 75/- Chocolate éclair @any birdy’s outlet Rs 40 /- Blueberry cheesecake @ mosche Kemps corner Rs 70/- Devils ow...
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30 awesome things to do in Mumbai!

This list initially started off as 30 things to do before i turn 30 :P but either my list is too small or i'm way ahead of my schedule :) so here goes ... Ride the Gateway ferry The water’s brackish and there’s roughly one life-belt for every 20 passengers. But don’t let that stop you from taking a joyride on one of the ferries at Apollo Bunder. The 20-minute ride around the harbour is perfe...
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