A Tuk-Tuk Driver’s Tale

Ever since I was a kid, I was always fascinated to see people waiting outside the airport holding someone's name. I wondered that someday, even I would step out and find a stranger with a board having my name on it! (Human desires I tell you, but who doesn't like to feel a little special?) … Continue reading A Tuk-Tuk Driver’s Tale


Humans Of Spiti – A Photo Blog

Needless to say, I drew inspiration from Brandon Stanton, who took the world of social media by storm, back in 2010 when he started 'Humans of New York'. Although I got introduced to HONY much later, sometime around 2014, when I developed an interest in photography and started following people on Instagram. There's something about … Continue reading Humans Of Spiti – A Photo Blog

The Shack Story

In this larger world where we live, there are numerous smaller worlds, each nurturing itself in a different way, completely hidden from the rest. Such was Haa Valley (‘Haa’ in Dzongkha literally translates to ‘rice’), situated in the Western part of Bhutan, bordered by Tibet. Scarcely populated, Haa Valley appeared like a dreamland to me.  … Continue reading The Shack Story

An Ode To The Reactions…

“Oh, you want to travel alone, so fancy!” “Travelling is a bourgeois pleasure, not everyone gets to enjoy.” “Why are you going alone? No friends to accompany?” “Wow Riyanka, I envy you. I wish I could also leave it all and go…” “Why Pondicherry, of all the places? Are you a meditation person?” ----------------------------------------------------------- This … Continue reading An Ode To The Reactions…