Walking, the Essence of My Travels

Ever since I can remember, walking has been my expression for happiness, curiosity and departure. Growing up amidst the beautiful hills of Shillong, in Northeast India, walking wasn’t as therapeutic as it is today. It was the only way of getting around the town; we used to walk to college, to weekend gatherings, to reluctant…

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Shillong Guide: Where to Eat

Jadoh: Best for Khasi cuisine Having been around for quite some time now, Jadoh is one of the most affordable and authentic eat-outs in Shillong for Khasi food. It makes most of the limited space, it has a shelf running along its breadth and numerous moras (cane seats) under it. The self service counter will introduce…

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Travelling to the Unknown Mountains

Very many hours of my waking life are spent staring at India’s map. I think it comes closest to meditation for me! On a serious note, every Spring I spend some time picking my mountain region of the year. Last year, I was basking in Uttarakhand’s chrome sunshine. But where will the roads take me…

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Shillong Guide: Walking Routes

Have you ever seen your hometown on Google Maps? It is a mixed feeling of surprise coated with immense nostalgia. Shillong, my home, is a place I have essentially discovered on foot. I have walked to school, to friends’ homes, to happiness and to lose myself. Luckily, the connectivity and the safety have allowed me…

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Photo Story: Iewduh, Shillong

Iewduh or Bara Bazar is probably the oldest and the largest wholesale market in Shillong. Here you can quite literally buy anything, if you look hard enough. As a local of the hill-city, I have been to Bara Bazar only a few times. And each time I have got lost. Late last year, I lost…

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