The Ninja Camper’s Manifesto

The Ninja Camper’s Manifesto A Ninja Camper is the one who never leaves any traces behind. The Ninja Camper sets up tent at a magical little corner in nature, greedily takes in the eerie harmony of sounds and images and returns back home, taking with him/her even the tiniest indication of his/her ever having been…

The Beat of Life

When I was in high school,every morning I always had to run to school, which was approximately three kilometers away from my house. Most of the time, the reason was my warm bed and me being slow and lazy in getting ready. Consequently, feeling the urgency of the situation, I always had an excuse to…

Gym Lockdown: The demise of body’s practical value

My first contact with psychical exercise started sometime back in my early high school days, when I discovered at school the magic of the chin-up bar, trying with a close friend for months to break the school record for most pullups. Twenty classic front pullups. The record, at the time, was held by a scrawny…

The decay of vision

My obsession with open spaces and the horizon started suddenly some years ago in an old district somewhere in my city while I was looking for a place with quality veggie pies. I wandered around for some time looking for someone to point me in the right direction, but because of the time and day,…

The forgotten art of gaining time by riding a bike

When we go for a bike ride we rarely if ever have a schedule. What we generally do is start from the city and aim for a mountain or a beautiful rural place. Starting out the ride, we ride silently as we can’t hear anything but the cars and the noise from the bustling city….

An ode to commuter bikes

An Ode to Commuter Bikes For someone like me, who doesn’t own a car, a bicycle is essential. Thanks to this old, battered machine that I found neglected in the basement of our family home, ( It belonged to my grandfather) I have experienced some of the best moments of my life!  I’ve seen examples…