Elephant Orphanage visit at Udawalawa | Sri Lanka

I am usually not keen on any animal-related activities. Still, when I read that the transit home I came across on my evening walk was a rehabilitation center for elephants up to 5 years of age, I decided to give it a try. The Elephant transit home was set up by the Department of Wildlife … Read more

Demodara Railway Loop and Other Railway Hikes around Ella, Sri Lanka

During my month long stay in Ella earlier this year, I was frequently looking for places to visit away from the tourist crowd. Tourists meant tuktuk drivers and local businesses hard selling their products and services just like the center of Ella which was a bit overwhelming for my post-covid traveler version. I first came … Read more

Travel Writing in the age of Overtourism

I was walking through the (wo)man-made forests of Auroville with a friend, talking about the disappointment of seeing our favorite places being run-over by tourists, when I sensed my guilt return. The guilt that I’m referring to here is the guilt I started experiencing last year when the sight of tourists thronging places in large … Read more

13 Small Changes I made for a more Peaceful Life

It was in 2016, that I first quit my Corporate job. After a prolonged phase of Depression, all I wanted was to be genuinely happy again, to be able to smile, and find bring the excitement in life back. I did find all of those things but it was many months later, along my travels … Read more