Old Tallinn: From Soviets to Estonians

Tallinn will always remain close to my heart, even though it was a very short visit. Warm people, excellent food, rich culture, and absolutely stunning architecture –  with Tallinn everything was perfect. Fun Fact: Did you know that the Estonians invented Skype? After three insanely chilly days in Rovaniemi chasing the Northern Lights, and an overnight […]

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365 days later – Finland in pictures

Last year, this time, I was in Finland chasing the Northern Lights. It was a two week adventure marking not just my first time to Europe but also my first ever experience of extreme winters and snow. In two weeks, I travelled to Finland (Rovaniemi & Helsinki), Estonia (Tallinn), Denmark (Copenhagen & Arhaus), Iceland, and Netherlands […]

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Chasing the Aurora Borealis in Finnish Lapland

It is -15 degrees, and the wind gods don’t seem to be merciful. Our surrounding is a stark contrast of pitch black skies and white snowy roads. At the edge of a frozen lake, we are constantly watching the skies in anticipation, as if expecting for something to happen. Welcome to the adventures of the […]

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Ella: A Photographer’s Paradise & Writer’s Muse

I sit amidst a blanket of clouds listening to the faraway prayer calls and temple bells from the Ravana caves, and reminisce my two days in Ella. Ella is paradise. I am very surprised, and slightly amused, that when people visit Sri Lanka, they just stick to the beaches. In hindsight, I am glad, I didn’t; because […]

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Author Interview: Conversing with the Deva(s)

To say I am a fan, would be an understatement. Those who know me, know the impact Devdutt Pattanaik’s work has had on my life. I started following his work reading the weekly articles in Sunday Mid-day and moved to reading his blog and gradually to reading his books. His Myth=Mithya & Jaya are my absolute […]

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