Introspection

Epiphanies on the Road – A collection of revelations while traveling

  • 5 Years Later February 3, 2016 Press Play.   Remember her?     5 years ago we met on a bus in Hyderabad, and spent that day together as familiar strangers interloping through the countless dimensions of chance and fate. The next morning, rubbing my eyes after a lonely overnight bus ride to Hampi, I woke up to a trackpack ping on my blog to a web address that ...
  • This Is My ECAASU Goodbye Speech February 24, 2015   With nearly a quarter of our monsooners coming from those that I’ve met at ECAASU for the past 10 consecutive years I’ve been involved, I finally say farewell: Video (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s); if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, ...
  • No Typhoon Can Stop The Monsoon: Bali December 8, 2014 In the last post I described the massive risk we were taking rebooking a flight from the Philippines to Bali after a later flight of ours was cancelled because of the typhoon. Well, we made it. Not even a typhoon can stop the monsoon!     After landing in Manila safe and sound, despite the typhoon being 200 nautical miles away ...

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Post-travel Reflections – The usual symptoms of post-travel withdrawal

  • 5 Years Later February 3, 2016 Press Play.   Remember her?     5 years ago we met on a bus in Hyderabad, and spent that day together as familiar strangers interloping through the countless dimensions of chance and fate. The next morning, rubbing my eyes after a lonely overnight bus ride to Hampi, I woke up to a trackpack ping on my blog to a web address that ...
  • You’re Going To Miss…The Baltic Crescent August 27, 2015 Press play. And then start reading.     “A journey is best measured in friends, not in miles.” – Tim Cahill   You’re going to miss the first impressions, the first handshakes, the polite offers to cover taxi rides to the airport, and not having any clue of what could transpire with these strangers for the next 17 days.     You’re going to ...
  • This Is My Graduation Speech May 29, 2014   I started this blog 4 years ago, exactly at the time when I also started medical school. In a way, my journey with The Monsoon Diaries would not have been possible without my parallel journey through medical school. And after about 60 countries with The Monsoon Diaries, I’ve also been conferred my medical degree in my very home of New ...

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