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The Arrah, Bihar Experience – Travel with Purpose

After Sadhana Forest, I had to find my way up to Arrah to the Vasudhaiva Ride – Bihar Project, (somewhere I’ve never been before) to volunteer. My journey started onward such – I got a lift from Auroville to the main road, then hopped on to a local bus for a half hour ride to Pondicherry, then on to a state bus to Chennai, a four hour ride, then on to another local bus to Chennai central, 20 mins and then finally laid my bags down to rest in the train that’d be home for the next 40 hrs.

ara station

Here is a short abstract from the full feature on Tripoto.

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Volunteering at Sadhana Forest – Travel with Purpose

As part of my backpack trail, I visited and stayed at Sadhana Forest early in June this year. The plan was to stay for a minimum of 2 weeks, but since I’d already over shot my schedule and budget, all I could afford was staying in for 4 days, at least getting a feel for the place, reassurance for the desire to go back for a longer duration. Here is a short abstract from the full feature on Tripoto.


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Travel has its own plan

A few of you might know already I had planned a backpack trip through northern India. However everything in this existence has its own plan charted out. Only this time I wasn’t in on it. Given all the efforts of trying to get transport between states sorted, nothing worked out. Just nothing! It kept coming at me through multiple channels, when things have to happen they happen. When they aren’t meant at the time, no matter what it won’t happen. Continue reading Travel has its own plan

Hyderabad & Challapalli

17th to 21st Feb 2017
Hyderabad & Challapalli, Andhra Pradesh, India.


A 4 day trip purposed by a friend’s wedding and meeting a relative. So this travel was a mix of wedding invitee, catching up with a relative, new city travel & a make shift vacation. Anyway here’s what went down and how;

I journeyed by bus from Pune on 16th night, reached the city of Nizam’s on 17th morning, Continue reading Hyderabad & Challapalli


Jumping down the rabbit hole, unraveling the history and origins of Goa trance.

Long ago a bunch of travelling Bohemians gave rise to a great culture. A culture that enkindled a new dance music from, engraved as the history of Goa trance. They created something so big it’s not just music or intensified parties;it’s a way of life. It’s a choice you make when you truly understand the very essence of the Goa trance culture.

Understanding Psytrance and Goa trance;

For those of you unfamiliar with this genre, it’s got high tempo and layered melodies that are electronically merged to create a beautiful mind numbing experience. Numbing down the rampant trains of thoughts letting you listen to the rhythm of everything else around you and within you. An exciting element of psytrance is the use of samples, often from science fiction movies or the works by great thinkers. Those samples mostly contain references to OBEs & dreams, time travel, spirituality and similar mysterious topics. The receptive audiences are generally Lovers of nature, explorers and folks who have experienced full circle life.