The roads less travelled

about my journeys

Pleasant notes of journeys


The Jungle at the other side: Part 2

(Continued from Part 1…) We slipped through the curtain of the ordinary and reappeared at the other side right in the midst of a forest. Twigs cracked under our feet. We trudged through bamboo thickets to reach the chequered shadows of sprawling trees. I didn’t know when and where I fell behind, but I got too bored as my companions yapped in a strange dialect about the problems of farmers in the district, and how they were going to deal … Continue reading

The jungle at the other side: Part-1

You haven’t seen her all, dear. I wanted to tell Sai.  He was all excited about this beautiful place, Kuruwadweep. I looked across the water, to the lush foliage, beyond the big trees which take up pint-sized islands all for themselves. A wave of nostalgia swept over me. My students were thrilled to bits with their close brush with nature as they with their trousers hitched up to their knees, excitedly holding one another’s hands in a long row, dipped … Continue reading

Closely Watched Trains

The penchant for train journeys had taken the writer into interesting terrains when he was a teenage boy. I don’t understand it, my friend. What is the point in leaving home if you haven’t penciled train journeys in your itinerary! I always want to be in a train zipping through nights like a pointless arrow. To destinations unknown. Even the drizzle should find it hard to catch up with the pace and must break into pieces in despair. The travel … Continue reading