To Anaahat: An acknowledgment To The Heart

Recent online storytelling conducted by Soumya R Srinivasan was thought-provoking. The theme was inspired by a book called “Body Eloquence”. This book gives us a perspective of behaviors in association with different body parts. Acknowledging the heart from within is an element of being in gratitude and one of...

Being Human in the event of a Pandemic

Human being is a social animal and needs company, interactions and conversations with others. This being of the biggest reason, even though I enjoy traveling solo, I love staying in hostels and meeting people. On that bright Sunday morning, which was also the D-day of TabooDana’s Delhi Edition, I...

The Toilet Saga: How not to use a toilet

Toilet Hygiene is a huge concern in in India. The need to call out something people never discuss is ever so necessary considering cases of infection passing on to people with unmanageable consequences. This post is as effort to call it out bluntly. Sprinkled with some sense of raw...

“Ni Hao”: Building bridges with a Chinese Man

The Language barrier is often a challenge towards building trust. My experience with 54 year old chinese man, was learning journey on how body language and simple use of another's greeting helps in establishing bridges or trust. Al most to the extent of placing their life in your hands....

Narmade Har! A Walk for Every Man

I have been travelling for the last 6 months experiencing north and west of India (so far). To be honest, my first 100 days of travel was impulsive. There was greed to move quickly and cover the places I have never been to. I have lots of stories from...

Nav Chokia-The best kept Secret of Jodhpur

After my hunt for the blue in the Blue City and spotting the Blue of the city. Now it was time to pursue and capture the Blue. As usual I set out on foot towards the Ghantaghar, to have some tea at my now frequented tea joints. I took...

Hunt for the Blue in Sun City

As I set foot out of the Jodhpur railway station on 2 January 2020, all I wanted to find was the much-hyped ‘blue’ in the Marwar region of Rajasthan, Jodhpur, also known as the Sun City of India. There is much branding out there in the virtual world about...

Solo Exploration of Jodhpur

Where to Stay The season in Rajasthan is from October to February. At this time accommodation is generally on the higher side. There are several hostels in Jodhpur, most which are located closer to the Ghantaghar (Clock Tower) Area. These are all the good names like Zostel, Hostelavie, etc....

Unleashing Columbus In Me

If travel was free, you will never see me again -Anonymous This quote has always inspired me in ways unexplained. One of my greatest fantasies has been to travel the world. Countries close by, countries far away, big regions and small, nook and corners of the world holding treasures...