5 Reasons Why A Fijian Should Go To Goa

I am sitting in a rooftop terrace garden sipping coffee. The morning breeze cool, gentle. In a distance I can see the St. Sebastian Chapel amid the swaying palms trees. Strains of Alyssa Mendonsa's soothing Khwabon Ke Parindey fill the air followed by an Enya track. I'm sitting here drinking coffee just how I like it,... Continue Reading →

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Waiting on the Rains in Kathmandu

I was wrong about 3 things. That Kathmandu was a hilly city on the mountains. It’s in a valley. Kathmandu Valley. Mostly flat, surrounded by snowy mountain peaks. That Nepal and India were the same-same. A bit like saying an Indo descent from Trinidad is the same as an Indian from the motherland. Of course, it’s... Continue Reading →

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Once Lived Nagas in Longwa

They wouldn’t let me take a photo of the Angh. He wasn’t feeling too well. Actually the headman of Longwa was very poorly but nobody seemed to really care in that room because everyone was too busy getting high. Sitting in the Angh’s long house on the Burmese side, I thought back of the week... Continue Reading →

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Day 5: Burma to Hindustan

Location: Monwya Time: 5.45am Target: A cup of tea Threw on my jacket over my pjs and went out on the streets to look for a cup of tea. Didn’t have to venture out too far when I spotted a bustling stall in the dark street. Tea was Indian style with lots of condensed milk... Continue Reading →

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Pilgrimage to a Chavín Temple in the Peruvian Andes

About If you thought the Inca Empire and Machu Picchu was ancient, then let me tell you about the Chavín people, a civilization that existed between 900 - 200 BC.  The Chavín people for their times had superior knowledge in complex building construction which is evident from their discreet underground drainage systems and use of acoustics in... Continue Reading →

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Teşekkürler, Turkey

In my run around for the Schengen, I feel Turkey got cheated out of a proper goodbye and a grateful one at that. Living and working in Istanbul was everything and more than I had expected. It's one of those experiences that you keep slightly hidden at the back of your cupboard with your best... Continue Reading →

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To The Children of The Girmityas When your great-grandparents had lived in coolie lines and your grandparents lived on leased lands that were taken away after a lifetime of toil on that soil. You can’t blame your parents if they didn't exactly get the concept of home right.   I’ve watched my parents build their... Continue Reading →

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To The 35+’s Whose Bones Have Started To Creak It’s your shoulders you have to work on. You never realise till it’s stooped all the way to your knees that they bear the most weight as you age.   If you search deep you’ll discover that it isn’t the fear of something not working out... Continue Reading →

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We think ‘innovate’ and we think tech, shinny, advanced. I’ve spent so much of my adult life unlearning things I was taught as a young person that sometimes it feels like instead of progressing with the rest of the world, I’m constantly swirling in this same vortex. And I think it’s so important for us... Continue Reading →

21/24

To My Sister Whom I Don’t Hear It’s selfish I know. That lately I actually don’t let you speak. That before you finish, I start talking about some other insignificancy.   I don’t listen, you scream. That it’s not always about me, you scream. That I don’t understand you have things to get off your... Continue Reading →

20/24

There is no balance between grief and gratitude. No matter what they say about remaining thankful even in difficult times, I’ve found it is sheer impossible to practice any gratitude while your heart is breaking into infinite number of pieces. So let’s just stop kidding ourselves and let your grief consume you. Lie in your... Continue Reading →

19/24

Friendship is so much harder than love. With love there are no questions. It’s just sheer acceptance of everything you are.   But friendship - it strips you. Layer after layer. It scoffs at your nervous inhibitions Laughs out loudly at your flaws Rolls it’s eyes at your trophies.   When it’s done peeling you... Continue Reading →

18/24

You thought you had killed me. You waited till the vultures came.   I watched your shoulders disappear into the heat haze. I once thought those shoulders would protect me from anything.   It took me a long time to crawl out of where you had left me. My chest, arms, belly, thighs, knees scraped... Continue Reading →

17/24

I smile into your minty lips Breathe in your shampooed hair And wonder what if we had met in a time when there were no toothbrushes?   Look at us perched on plastic stools Little plates of fusion food costing more than my weekly grocery bill strewed in-between us Scrolling our gadgets setting meetings for... Continue Reading →

16/24

You in your Free Palestine t-shirt with your blue profile picture on Instagram   If I gave you an airplane ticket to Sudan would you get on?   You with your sealed lips and woke opinion comments on Facebook shares   If I asked you to gather people to get on a boat would you... Continue Reading →

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