Outside familiar & routine: A cycle ride

This is about a week spent cycling to Leh from Manali, alone. This distance of 480 kilometers has sent me home with a few lessons. Some obvious - about physical capability, perseverance and comfort with uncertain weather, and some less obvious that I hope to probe with this act of writing. Besides, every journey works [...]

Longing for those gone by

This was in the making for several years. Subconsciously, I have been scripting words to remember Derek and the bitter sweet time spent with him, until the day he flew into England's harsh winter with a promise to return and find his resting place here in India. His endless craving for streets of Calcutta, the [...]