Experiencing the Western Ghats at Chikmagalur

45 minutes before the departure of the last train for the city of Hassan, following a decision we had made in the heat of the moment sitting around with our laptops one Friday night, we bolted out of our office chairs and headed for Chikmagalur — a city at the foot of Mullayangiri, just bordering the spectacular Western … More Experiencing the Western Ghats at Chikmagalur

Go Go Goa: A Photo Essay

Goa, the coastal beach town along the Arabian Sea, the one-stop beach destination, the party central of India…it needs no introduction of its own. Renowned for its sunny, palm-fringed beaches, vibrant nightlife, rich history and street festivals, Goa attracts honeymooners, backpackers and vacationers from all over the world every year, no matter the season. The heart of … More Go Go Goa: A Photo Essay

We(s)t Coast of Karnataka: Karwar and Gokarna

Bikini, check. Sunscreen, check. Beach towel, check and check. Patting ourselves on the back the morning after planning our very own itinerary, check and double checking our backpacks, another AquaSafi intern and I naively headed out for the coastal city of Karwar with way too much sunscreen and not nearly enough raincoats. What was supposed … More We(s)t Coast of Karnataka: Karwar and Gokarna

Breaking prejudice

Originally posted on journeyfiles:
Prejudice is all around, walking hand-in-hand with us. For some it’s stronger, for some it’s less. Our exaggerated generalizations get a lot more intense when we travel abroad. We haven’t even visited the country but ‘we know’ many about its people. We heard that the French not for all the tea…