East, India, Ranchi

A Bard’s Retreat

The singer alone does not make a song, there has to be someone who hears: One man opens his throat to sing, the other sings in his mind. Only when waves fall on the shore do they make a harmonious sound; Only when breezes shake the woods do we hear a rustling in the leaves.… Continue reading A Bard’s Retreat

India, North, Publications, Pure Travel

An Arduous 2-Day Train Journey In India

There is a sea of pilgrims at Jammu’s small railway station.  I am travelling with my aunt and grandparents and the only way to travel is the 32-hours train ride to Calcutta.  We wait among the Victorian wooden pillars and arches.  Wafting aromas of cinnamon and tea leaves fill the air from the little tea… Continue reading An Arduous 2-Day Train Journey In India