Road

I Pee Yell : Season 2

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The writer meets one of the worst enemies of bathing in the wild in the travelogue, ‘In Trouble Again’ by Redmond O’Hanlon. What was your worst fear when you were a child bathing naked in a river or a pond teeming with fish? The moment I think about it my hands hurry down to cover my crotch. Some childhood habit we all share. We loved fish. But we wanted the nibbling, gnawing and chomping water bastards only in fish tanks … Continue reading

101 Reasons to Love Kerala

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Manu Remakant explores Reason #1.Villages… Abandon yourself in a village, a nameless, nondescript one in Kerala. Any place will do. Play deaf to those cynics who say that the State is now a big township and villages had long packed their baggages and left.  They will point at the electric lines, telephone poles and mobile signal bars and smile their cynical smiles.  Come with me. I will take you to places where innocence is a religion. Every night I sleep, … Continue reading

Riders to the Sea

The Sea beckons, but I have promises to keep How do great travel writers get the unique experiences that we don’t find from the same place? How do they recreate them into highres images in writing? What makes them special? Frances Mayes, the celebrated travel writer says that a writer creates a particular world with his very presence where the experience can be had by only that person. But how does he create that particular world? Answer: By choosing unique … Continue reading

Whither goest the Road?

Road takes you for rides and ramblings.  I live 200 meters away from the passport office and still don’t own a passport. And I claim myself a travel writer, a rider and a rambler.  But don’t worry, we are not going far. My world is small, yet beautiful. National Geographic has chosen it as one of the 50 most beautiful places on earth. Yes, I talk about Kerala. I wrote many pieces for a column which regularly appeared in the … Continue reading