Author Archives: Manu

Out on an elephant safari

Close encounters of the wild kind need patience and luck, writes Manu Remakant The mist envelopes the road. But Sultan Bathery-Gundulpet Road seems to be programmed in the mind of the bus driver. Or else, how can he drive when visibility ends where his nose starts? The crisp morning air is invigorating and one can see signs of life on the road. One has stare into the mist to decipher the outlines that one sees. Finally the bus come to … Continue reading

Sunset symphony

Enjoy the spectacular view from Chandragiri Fort where time seems to stand still The quiet road does not seem to hold any surprises. The verdant landscape on either side of the road is dotted with tiled houses. At one point, the road bifurcates. The road on the right climbs steadily, leaving behind all signs of inhabitation. There is a nip in the air. A cool breeze that whispers through the coconut leaves carries the smell of the sea. As you … Continue reading

Yentha Travel: Corridor Of Uncertainty – Part II

Manu Remakant veers off the usual feel-good travel story to narrate a travel-thriller (Contd: Yentha Travel: Corridor Of Uncertainty – Part I) Pradeep and Suresh, our driver and cook decided to sleep early that night. They were sound asleep. A man falling on the river at the front part of the boat could in no way disturb that kind of a slumber. But then something happened. Of all the six children sleeping in the two rooms, Reji’s daughter fell and … Continue reading

Yentha Travel: Corridor Of Uncertainty – Part I

Manu Remakant veers off the usual feel-good travel story to narrate a travel-thriller A half-moon smiled feebly, half-heartedly. A breeze came in cat’s paw; our boat handsomely moored at a non-descript place somewhere deep in the Alleppey-Kumarakom stretch, bobbed up and down. Bobbed up and down. The boat moored at a non-descript place somewhere deep in the Alleppey-Kumarakom stretch The night was spread across the surface of the water. Tearing it, we saw, the headlights of a boat, coming in. … Continue reading