What the 2004 Tsunami taught me

Awoken by the buzzing sounds of my mobile phone, I read the numerous text messages from my friends. I was at a relative’s place in Chennai and woozily walked across the house asking everyone if they had felt the earthquake. Most of us were clueless. I put my mobile aside and continued with my morning….

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Memories from the Mountains

It was -8 degrees Celsius night before and the proof of it was staring at me from the window, where I saw water frozen through disconnected pipelines. I wanted to play spoilsport and somehow make up for the sleepless night, just when I heard Amar call out, ‘Ready?’ We headed out to the viewpoint at…

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My First Impressions of Singapore

Singapore was a destination I only read about until earlier this month when I finally reached here. This island nation has been my introductory step into South East Asia and my first impressions are only of amazement and wonder. Singapore is a typical well-developed city with larger than life skylines. Its residents keep their corporate…

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Photo Story: Florence, Italy

In June 2012, I travelled to Italy and Florence was probably my favourite amongst all the places I experienced. These photos are just a few of my memories from there. Have you been to this Italian wonder yet? To see more photos from my journey Like my Facebook Page and follow me on Instagram. Amrita DasAmrita is a…

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Volunteering with Ecosphere, Spiti

A sensible friend asked me, ‘why are you doing this?’ without any mistrust, only curiosity. My answer, ‘I just feel like it.’ That was a month before I left for Kaza from Bombay. I was not sure of very many things at that point, only that I was going to experience Himachal like never before….

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