It was a hilly meandering road skirting the India-Bangladesh border. By-passing a dense betel nut orchard, our car was heading towards Syndai, a village of Meghalaya.
For those of us wedded and welded to our routine-ruled existences, there is an almost jealous fascination about people like Vespanda Ilario Lavarra.
They say the beauty of the Galapagos can’t be explained. It can only be experienced.
When I visited Hanoi in 2019, I only had a chance to catch a whiff of Vietnam’s capital. I took a glance at all the splotches of yellow architecture in awe and had little to no idea how to navigate myself in a town that hardly communicated in English. But even then, Hanoi found a place of eternal fondness in my heart and gave me a gift of familiarity that I couldn’t make much sense of at the time.
In late October 2021, my quest for documenting tea-planters’ graves around the country brought me to Looba Cherra tea garden.
Why do you climb? Why do you risk everything over scaling a summit?
It was a cold night in mid-September. The thick darkness was so depressing that I switched on the red light of the headlamp.
Bandarban is the ultimate destination for travel and adventure lovers in Bangladesh. With a relatively unspoiled mountainous landscape, the district offers various trails to trekkers for hiking through tropical jungles and valleys.
What about a few days out of network, away from the hectic city life, amidst nature and lovely people? Do you want to experience such solitude and peace?
It was a cold January night in Delhi. As I boarded the first flight to Leh, the night was about to end.