On our wanderings about the city I came across this book stand just a stone’s throw from the flashy shopping area of Connaught Place. I was impressed by the stacking and sheer variety of reads this man had in store. … Continue reading
Now we’ve all seen the pictures: cows on the road, rubbish, slums, the Ganges, temples, Holi. But nothing can prepare you for India. Flying there, however, may give you some idea. Our flight from Bangkok to Kolkata was scheduled for … Continue reading
Warning: This article contains graphic scenes! Stone scenes, but graphic none the less. Consider yourself warned… You know that moment of embarrassment you feel when you’re watching a movie and the scene turns hot and heavy just as your … Continue reading
India isn’t a place to visit, it is a place to experience, and experience it you will – whether you like it or not. So, if your heading that way here are a few tips to help you – and … Continue reading
The banks of the Ganges offer up some of the best glimpses into Indian life. A father’s tenderness, a child’s inquisitive stare. A moment of rare calmness in a country of constant chaos.
If you’ve already read the somewhat light hearted account of my experience in the 10-day Vipassana Meditation Course in Bodhgaya, India, then I’m here to warn you that this one is nothing like that. This time I’m willing to bare … Continue reading
I’ve always thought meditating was just for hippies and spiritual goofs, you know, the kind of people that hug trees and talk about feeling the energy in everything. I mean, how long can you sit and think about nothing for? … Continue reading
In the hill station town of Shimla in Himachal Pradesh, Northern India, we had these visitors – Gray Langurs – a peaceful and quiet change from the pesky, cunning brown rhesus monkeys more famous in the town.
A dawn stroll along the banks of the River Ganges saw me amongst a thriving throng of pilgrims bathing in her waters, washing away their sins and basking in their rich religious culture. The call of spirituality is strong – … Continue reading
I would consider myself a fairly comfortable traveller. Apart from the odd wave of nausea on a rough boat trip I can withstand most forms of transportation with dignity and stomach contents intact. In fact, the only time I have disgraced … Continue reading