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Travel Postcards 9- Kayaking Sunsets!

This edition of the Travel Postcard features Gokarna Beach in Karnataka and Palolem Beach in Goa

“This series, called the Travel Postcards are basically the short story version of a single frame. Some tales are told between 2 sips of your juice. These are those tales. Not too long, Not too short, a little context, a little perspective and yes, they do act as a pill, that you can pop up for some travel inspiration”

There is so much beauty in picking a little canoe and finding tranquility in mid sea, against a raging sun, that is burning to die out and welcome the dusk. I have twice seen such moments in the same year of 2011 along the Konkan Coast of Gokarna and Palolem (less than a 100 km apart). That moment of being at the coast and watching people canoeing across a sunset, brings a question-Do you want to watch this beautiful sight from the beach or do you want to just experience peace in mid-sea? Your take?

Kayaking into the sunset-Palolem(Goa-India)
Kayaking into the sunset-Palolem(Goa-India)
Kayaking into the sunset(Gokarna-India)
Kayaking into the sunset(Gokarna-India)

You can check earlier editions of the Travel Postcards right here

Travel Post Cards-8-Cow Dung Shampoo Tales!

This edition of the Travel Postcard features Gokarna Beach in Karnataka.

“This series, called the Travel Postcards are basically the short story version of a single frame. Some tales are told between 2 sips of your juice. These are those tales. Not too long, Not too short, a little context, a little perspective and yes, they do act as a pill, that you can pop up for some travel inspiration”

Cow-Dung Shampoo in Gokarna(Karnataka-India)
Cow-Dung Shampoo in Gokarna(Karnataka-India)

I was sauntering up and down the main street at Gokarna town in the summer heat of 2011, searching for a soap and shampoo. In my hurry from Chennai, I had forgotten to pack my liquid soap, and after 2 days in the sun at Gokarna, I had felt the need to wash my hair. It was as if through telepathy my eyes noticed this and I was staring at it imagining how I would feel if I were to use it.

Cow poop for shampoo! I smiled and went over and bought a sachet, before boarding the bus back to Belekhan and do the trek back to Paradise Beach where I was staying for the day, resting by the rocks.

The Konkan Coastline of Gokarna(Karnataka-India) as seen from the hills
The Konkan Coastline of Gokarna(Karnataka-India) as seen from the hills

You can check earlier editions of the Travel Postcards right here

Travel Post Cards- Series #6

Its interesting to see how a city’s looks and roads can change in the monsoon season. The Konkan coast has a raging sea of brown and is green all around on land, while the east coast of India is more susceptible to cyclones coming its way and changing the way the city looks. Trees are uprooted, roads are swallowed by stagnant water, the land is enroached by the sea, electricity takes a break and the city starts to look a little different. Here are a few clicks from the savage Chennai rains of the 2015. So this series of the postcards is about how different cities can look due to a changing season!

“This series, called the Travel Postcards are basically the short story version of a single frame. Some tales are told between 2 sips of your juice. These are those tales. Not too long, Not too short, a little context, a little perspective and yes, they do act as a pill, that you can pop up for some travel inspiration”

Traffic Jams during rains in Chennai
Traffic Jams during rains in Chennai
Whatever remains of the Marina Beach in Chennai
Whatever remains of the Marina Beach in Chennai

Do you have any thoughts on how different your living space looks? Do let us know.