The backwaters of Alleppey

I woke up the next morning to discover that the bathroom had a hot water faucet, manna dey from heaven for people like me, who are used to Siberian winters on the hill top in our campus (not really, but it had been ages since I had a bath with …

Adventure in Alleppey – Prologue

Start of a long weekend, and I awoke to a lazy morning at around 1100, only to be caught up in a discussion about which place to travel to with Vishal (aka Don) and Vinay (aka Bhai, the species normally found in Dubai). Don wanted to go watch a snake …

Films,Music,Nostalgia

Was having food in the mess today, Dabangg happened to be playing on a channel and all of a sudden, I realized, is it not common for us to create associations between films and their music with particular periods of our lives and later, on coming across them, be transported back …

Trip to Gokarna – Last Day

We woke up to another breakfast of toast and omelets, downed with a tall glass of chai. Ankit wanted to go to a temple in Gokarna, and after bidding adieu to Om beach, we took a rickshaw which got us to Gokarna town (pretty far from Om beach – be …

Trip to Gokarna – Day 2

Gokarna consists of 4-5 beaches and we had planned to explore Om, Half-moon and Paradise beach on the second day. I woke up at about 8 to the sounds of the sea, washed and got ready. The others came around slowly too. After a leisurely breakfast of eggs and toast, …

Trip to Gokarna – Day 1

A long weekend at the start of the third term, here at IIM Kozhikode, saw me set off with 3 friends for a trip to the beach side town of Gokarna in North Karnataka, India. Tickets were booked by Ankit for a train that departed from Kozhikode at 0220 (odd …