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Kuruva Theyyam31-3
Kuruva Theyyam31-3
Kuruva Theyyam31-3

Wednesday Wanderings: The Baali Theyyam

Tweet I know it’s Monday and not Wednesday, but today’s story isn’t finished yet, and NO ONE’S PERFECT GET OFF MY LAWN. For this Wednesday Monday Wandering, here’s a video of the Baali Theyyam in K...
 
Culture
 
Kalash Joshi-15
Kalash Joshi-15
Kalash Joshi-15

The Joshi Festival

Tweet Laughing in the face of Travel Warnings and a threat from the Taliban, I head north into Pakistan’s Northwest Frontier Province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, to visit the indigenous Black Kalash Tribe and to see their annu...
 
Culture
 
Golden Temple WW-1
Golden Temple WW-1
Golden Temple WW-1

Wednesday Wanderings: The Golden Temple of Amritsar

Tweet I’d like to try a little experiment. A friend of mine recently pointed out the irony in that, despite my college degree in Film Production, I never share any videos on this site. To which I pointed out that, with th...

 
Adventure
 
Chalo Pakistan-18
Chalo Pakistan-18
Chalo Pakistan-18

Chalo Pakistan!

Tweet Crossing the border into the mountainous, Islamic heartland of Pakistan, I decide to settle down in Lahore for a while, catching up on my writing, wandering into mosques, ripping up Government Travel Warnings, and gleeful...
 
Adventures in Backpackistan!
 
Indian Food-4
Indian Food-4
Indian Food-4

Inhaling India (A Diarrhea Adventure): A Foodie’s Guide to India on a Budget

Tweet “If you take the foods of the world on one side and the foods of India on another, our pile would easily tip the scales.” –Rocky Singh ************************* You might think you know Indian food. You might frequent a f...
 
Adventures in Backpackistan!
 
Namaste Hindustan WM-51
Namaste Hindustan WM-51
Namaste Hindustan WM-51

Guest Blogger Brittanie Sterner: The Surrounded Lady Traveler

Tweet This week, I have the pleasure of sharing with you a special guest blogger, a fantastically talented writer and good friend of mine, Ms. Brittanie Sterner. In 2010, I traveled with Brittanie in India for a while, before s...

 
Culture
 
Great Trunk Road-24
Great Trunk Road-24
Great Trunk Road-24

The Great Trunk Road

Tweet Blazing north from the southern horn of India, I follow the old ‘Great Trunk Road’ through the ex-Mughal heartlands of Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, and the Panjab, cutting straight towards the border of PakistanR...
 
Adventures in Backpackistan!
 
Laughing Yoga-1
Laughing Yoga-1
Laughing Yoga-1

Laughing Yoga in Calcutta

Tweet The placid water of Rabindra Sarova Lake shined like gold in the light of dawn, and standing beneath a rustling fig tree on its bank, Mr. P.N. Chettiney screamed at the top of his lungs. “GOOD MORNING, CALCUTTAAAAA!” In a...
 
Culture
 
South India-8
South India-8
South India-8

The South of India

Tweet Meandering further down the Indian coast, I loop around the southern tip of India, through Kerala and Tamil Nadu, before turning back up north, taking up the long and reckless road to Pakistan… Fleeing from the hipp...

 
Adventure
 
Hyderabad Idea Paradise-7
Hyderabad Idea Paradise-7
Hyderabad Idea Paradise-7

A Hyderabad Idea, Part Two: Paradise on My Plate

Tweet This is the second half of the two-part story, “A Hyderabad Idea.” To read the first half of the story, click here. ***************** Black columns of smoke curled over the old city of Hyderabad, mingling in h...