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an artist's travelogue from the north east

an artist’s travelogue from the north east

Jim Holyoak is a Montréal-based artist and writer. His discipline is comprised of drawing-installations and book-works, exploring the bridges and boundaries between perception and fantasy, humans and other animals, deep time and the present, the biological and the monstrous. Holyoak’s drawings and ink-paintings range in size from postcards and zines to dense paper-environments, tailored to...
Andaman : Island hopping and Under Sea Adventures

Andaman : Island hopping and Under Sea Adventures

I went for a much required Scuba diving holiday after 3 years to the Andaman Islands again. A lot has changed since 2010 when the only Indian airline which flew there was the national carrier and one flight by Kingfisher. Go Air got me to Port Blair in 5 hours flat from Mumbai. With Makemytrip,...
dibru saikhowa national park - assam

dibru saikhowa national park – assam

Dibru-Saikhowa National Park is one of the Bio-Diversity hotspots in Assam. It mainly comprise of grassland, while a part of the park is wetland.
yuksom, west sikkim : homestay & around

yuksom, west sikkim : homestay & around

Yuksom, a beautiful little hamlet in west Sikkim, is where I concluded my 14-day Sikkim experience; when in fact as per my rough plans, we (my cousin and I) had two more destinations on the list before it was time to go back.
bhimbetka caves - 500k year old civilization

bhimbetka caves – 500k year old civilization

Shaded in a thicket of teak and sal, amidst rock-strewn cliffs, the Bhimbetka caves in Madhya Pradesh find enlistment as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. There are enchanting rock paintings here that date back to the Paleolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic periods adorning these caves
holy surfing swamis - surf spots on indian coasts

holy surfing swamis – surf spots on indian coasts

Karnataka is home to a surfing school run by Swamis who .. well.. SURF! Situated in the coastal village of Mulki, South of Mangalore, the Ashram Surf Retreat offers you a comfortable stay and surf lessons
india by rickshaw - the adventure for charity

india by rickshaw – the adventure for charity

Imagine the fastest, safest, earth-munching all-terrain vehicle in the world. Then imagine the opposite. Three wheels, half a horse power and more fun than any other vehicle on planet earth the humble Rickshaw is undoubtedly the ultimate long distance, off road machine, despite being designed for short distances on road. Now imagine trying to get...
indimotard - all inclusive motorbiking adventures - wanna get leh'd?

indimotard – all inclusive motorbiking adventures – wanna get leh’d?

Motorcyling holidays are becoming very popular and every tripper worth his/her soul needs to travel to the mecca of motorcycle adventure – Ladakh. There is no better way to do ladakh, period! While many use the cheaper alternative of showing up in Manali and renting beat up Royal Enfields to Leh, they are at a...
Vashisht, Himachal - escaping the indian summer

Vashisht, Himachal – escaping the indian summer

Kullu-Manali always said as one word by the Indian tourists is one of the favorite destination in Himachal Pradesh. Manali being more popular with the non-indian travellers is at most times overcrowded with a mix of both. About 3km north of Manali  on the slopes east of the Beas, Vashisht is the best and brightest...
Premium Motorcycle Adventure - Ladakh

Premium Motorcycle Adventure – Ladakh

With terrifying mountain passes, ancient Buddhist monasteries and high-altitude deserts, the Manali-Leh highway to Ladakh is – or at least should be – the holy grail for any biker worth his engine oil. Winding Himalayan tarmac, punishing dirt roads, river crossings and thin air demand the best out of both biker and machine on this...

riding solo – 1 man documentary with his 350 enfield

Riding Solo to the top of the world is a film about filmmaker Gaurav Jani’s solo motorcycle journey from Mumbai to one of the remotest places in the world, the Changthang Plateau in Ladakh, bordering China. As a one-man film unit, he astonishes you, filming the landscape he passes by and the people he interacts...

hampi – the lost kingdom – now found

A historic and magical place, Hampi is one of the most beautiful towns in Karnataka. Huge boulders are scattered across the land where ruins of the old Vijayanagar capital stand, poignant reminders of the passage of history. The archeological ruins are a UNESCO World Heritage site. Hampi has 2 sides to it.. One side of...