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When auto-rickshaws roam a land…

Crammed with screaming kids while on school-rounds or taking the busy house-wife to the markets, the aspiring jobseeker who can’t afford a cab to reach his interview or even an itinerant traveller seeking up, close and personal experiences, the auto rickshaw is as easily available on the roads as itRead More …


Tuk-Tuk Adventures India

A tour on a tuk tuk takes your South India experience to another level altogether. For what other ride provides you with the time to take in and assimilate the mesmerizing landscape en route while at the same time giving you the opportunity to exchange a laugh or two withRead More …


Kerala floods – Kalypso report 2018

As the flood waters recede in Kerala, its people look on – horrified and resigned, and with the embers of an undying determination simmering in their hearts. They see before them the long uphill road and realise that only a strong back, a stoic mind and a compassionate soul willRead More …


Where is the fort in Fort Cochin? – Throw back to an existing buried past

Fort Cochin – known for its old world charm, graceful architecture, cozy cafes and historical monuments drives in tourists throughout the year. Being a travel hungry woman, who has travelled across the country, Fort Cochin is still among my favourite destinations. In all my tours based in Fort Cochin, IRead More …


Splashes of beauty by Poorna Shetty

The river holds a mirror image of the sky so accurately in its glassy surface that, save for the occasional insect skittering across the skin, it’s hard to distinguish between reality and reflection. A delicate net of wispy clouds stretches across, reining in the hazy outline of mountains wrapped inRead More …


My bicycle trip to India by Dana Kaplan

January 20, 2017 I didn’t have a chance to do very much this past summer. There was a little bit of upheaval and then I went off to Germany for a conference on American Jewish history. Afterwards I had thoughts of doing a bike trip in Italy but I decidedRead More …


A Cycling Trip through Kerala India by our guest Rabbi Dana Evan Kaplan

Two elephant encounters were both terrific photo opportunities but also a bit sad to see such majestic creatures essentially reduced to servitude (Dana Kaplan) Leading a congregation in Mobile, Alabama, over the past year and a half has been a lot of work. Most of that work is not physicalRead More …


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