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: 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: Walking in Rishikesh

On an excruciatingly hot day, I decided to walk around Rishikesh. It was not my first visit to this mystique land but things have changed much since the 2013 floods. My eyes looked for the landmark statue of Lord Shiva, facing Parmarth Niketan and not having located it, I asked a passer-by, who told me it…

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