Wandering Giraffe

Horse Whispering: India’s Gambit in Afghanistan

The confirmation of former Taliban leader Mullah Omar’s death has proved to be yet another roadblock to the fledgling peace talks between the jihadist organization and the Afghan government. Quite … Continue reading

August 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Gold Watch

7:00 pm, Badrinath Road, Rishikesh Bharat was struggling under the television table. The last five overs of the match left and the T.V. had decided to shut down. India was … Continue reading

October 22, 2013 · Leave a comment


“Coming here was definitely a good idea. This is what I need,” he remarks. We’re sprawled beneath Chillout café’s bamboo roof on a late afternoon, alternating between gazing at the … Continue reading

October 21, 2013 · 4 Comments

Day 2: Running Roughshod Over the Rapids

I wake up extremely early by my usual standard, at 6:15 am to the chirruping of early morning birds and synchronized chants of Aum rising from the garden. A bunch … Continue reading

October 16, 2013 · 5 Comments

Day 1: Exploring the Cafe Culture in Rishikesh

After paying a highway-robbery charge of Rs. 100 to a vikram wallah, I managed to reach Om Blessed Cottages (henceforth known as OBC. Excuse me while I titter), where I … Continue reading

October 8, 2013 · 2 Comments

Part 1: The Bus Ride

If someone were to ask me what it is that draws me towards Rishikesh, I would probably go with the extremely clichéd response of ‘the peace and quiet’. Even while … Continue reading

October 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Rishikesh: Prologue

Since I only have alternate Saturday offs in this job, I was determined to make the most of the coming weekend. But with 77 bucks in the bank account, determination … Continue reading

October 4, 2013 · 3 Comments

The Fateful Call

This is a short story I wrote an year ago as part of a creative writing assignment.  Yes, I know it’s supposed to be a travel blog, but since I’m … Continue reading

September 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

The First One

Hello, world. This is my blog. A travel blog. Rather, almost but not quite entirely, a travel blog. Yes, that’s what it is. A little introduction first. I’m a twenty-something … Continue reading

September 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

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