Travelling has taught me infinite valuable lessons in life; from trusting my gut to believing in the kindness of strangers. Every minuscule experience drives me to a new insight about life, people, and most importantly, about myself. This story is about how I learned the most important lesson of all – unadulterated love! Toh plan yeh tha ki koi bhi plan nahi tha! I simply boarded a bus to Manali at the worst time of the year. You guessed it right – it was mid-June and Manali was flooded with people, thanks to their annual ‘garmi ki chutti’ ritual. The nauseating, overcrowded Manali thrust in a desire to move away from itself. I was walking on the Mall road when I met Tenzin, a taxi driver from Leh. He told me that he is leaving for Leh in a few hours. I did quick math of expenses in my head…

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Mumbai’s Own Little Italy

Asalpha, Mumbai From the beginning of our history, art has been a well-adopted form of communication. Though the makers of history switched between paintbrushes and typewriters, the motive of highlighting a cause didn’t change. Irrespective of taking various forms, shapes…