Month: May 2014

THE SOLO TRAVELLER

There are a lot of things left to do and a lot of places left to see before I’d be able to say that I lived the good life.Not that I think that my life is lacking in anyway whatsoever (except for the more than occasional bout of procrastination when I am at home, it’s more or less perfect).

I met a dear friend the other day who told me just how much she’d love to travel solo.To just pack her bags and hit the road.As it happens the thought of travelling solo has been on my mind for a while.Call it a state of inertia or getting stuck with something or the other at home, the thought has just somehow not been able to materialize.

As I type this, I find myself making plans for the weekend to bike it out and meet my brother in Jaipur. The thought of stuffing my dust covered back pack and riding away to an easy 300 km ride from Delhi. It would also give my bike the much needed mileage it’s been aching to get for the better part of the last two yrs.

The best part about travelling solo is the ease with which you can plan the entire itinerary based on your convenience.No need to wait for somebody to catch up and no fear of being left behind.The freedom to stop and to start at will.

And the added advantage of clicking a bunch of photographs and having enough material for my next post. Yayy.

So here is to the coming weekend,my bike and the road to Jaipur.

 

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Liebester Award

liebster-award1     And just when I thought my creative horses were out of steam, when I thought I couldn’t find enough creativity in me to put it into another post, Mou Mishra nominates me for the liebester award.I again thank you for nominating me for this award. Logging into my account after almost a fortnight and the first thing I come across is being nominated for this award, was a kind of a surprise(that’s me putting it mildly).I enjoy reading your blogs Mou for its informative content.There is always something more that I end up adding to my knowledge. So now here goes answering all your questions: 1. Are you a tea or coffee person? I am a bit of both.Every evening me and my gang of friends always catch up at Nescafe having either a coffee or a tea depending on which one of the two catches my fancy at that time.A sort of a destressing time for us where we can bitch about almost anything and everything under the clear blue sky. 2. Who’s a better companion: a cat or a dog? A dog person. I have a pug who practically owns the house.Sometimes I feel my father’s will, will only have his name, naming me and brother as the caretakers. He he he 🙂 .

3. Which one you like more: Ice Lolly or Ice Cream?

Do I like my right arm or my left??? 🙂 4. What is your favourite season? I don’t like it too hot,neither do I like it too cold.Something in the middle.Pleasant. Sadly there’s an excess of all the seasons in Delhi. 5. Who is your favourite author? There are many. But presently it has to the late khushwant singh. If you haven’t read anything from him then I suggest you try TRUTH, LOVE AND A LITTLE MALICE. 6. Which is the creepiest insect that you’ve encountered? Intestinal worms.You don’t see them but man oh man, you do encounter them….he he he 🙂 7. Which one you like more: a flowering or a non-flowering plant? A flowering plant. Had I been younger and in college then my choice would have been a cannabis plant for unlimited weed.Believe me, best flowering plants in the world. But now since I am older and wiser I guess I’ll stick to Lilies. 8. Which is more convenient to you: typing or writing? There is no point in de-evolutionising your self.Moving ahead with the times, I choose typing. 9. Which one would you prefer: beach or mountains? Both of them are majestic in their nature. If they give you access then it is not because mankind conquered them but because they were too lazy to unleash their fury. But since I already see a lot of beaches in my profession, I’ll say mountains. 10. What would you prefer on your vacation: rainfall or snowfall? Snowfall. 11. In your opinion, what is the greatest wealth in this world and why? The greatest wealth in the world is a good night’s sleep after a hard day’s work knowing fully well that you deserved every penny that you earned. If I could nominate you again Mou then I would have but since I can’t then let me name my fabulous nominees.And the liebester goes to(just like announcing an oscar 🙂 ): 1.Michelle @http://lessonsinfrench.wordpress.com/ 2.Tamara @http://blendedfamilychaos.com/ 3.Infinitezip @http://zipsrid.wordpress.com/ 4.Jenine Silos @http://writeforacause.org/ 5.Janey @http://cupidorcats.wordpress.com/ 6.Joe @http://joewriteshiswrongs.wordpress.com/ And my questions to all of you writers are: 1.What is the one thing that you just cannot do without???? 2.What will your reaction be if somebody keeps pushing you too hard???? Would you turn savage or take the high road and be calm??? 3.What does being free mean to you???? No matter how good you are, there is always someone else in the world better than you.Don’t compete with them but never pass the chance of being a little better even if it means burning the night oil. And that is exactly why I am here.