Walking down Park Street – Kolkata, this afternoon, I couldn’t resist that steaming cup of Lebu Cha at one of the street tea vendors (there’s one almost every 200 meters selling this version of the Lemon Tea). On the buzzing footpath of Park Street, the vendor had the whole set up on a makeshift counter… Read More Lebu Cha in Kolkata
On the outskirts of Ghoti village, this mud hut had cattle & poultry around it, chillies & beans laid out to dry, two not-so-lush trees providing shade from the scorching sun and the lady of the house busy in the courtyard. The brown barren beauty of the hut compelled us to halt..
The lady must’ve been in her 60’s. Sitting outside her hut, she was flattening out cow-dung into discs so it could be used for cooking (and other) fires… Bio energy at its best – done in most village homes in India.
… Read More An afternoon in Ghoti Village, Maharashtra
Nepal is a beautiful country! Stunning mountains, heritage temples, bustling streets, culturally rich and humble, thrifty, warm people. But as in most countries, it is the people of Nepal that formed an important highlight of our visit – they were a humble, thrifty & a warm lot. We felt so welcomed and totally ‘at home’ when… Read More Faces of Nepal
One of the most refreshing drinks that I have ever had (after the Indian ‘cutting chai’) is the Turkish çay. Pronounced as ‘chai’, the Turkish çay is black tea consumed without milk. In most parts of Turkey, you will often find locals huddled up, catching up on a glass of çay, a smoke and a game of Okey… Read More Turkish Çay and some Conversation…
Walking down barefoot on the Murud beach was one of the most peaceful experiences I ve had on beaches in India. <!–more–> Murud is a coastal village in Western Maharashtra, 240 Kms south of Mumbai (approx 5 hours drive from Mumbai on the NH17). While the beach itself is nothing to write home about with its particularly… Read More Barefoot on a Beach – Murud, Maharashtra