Radically Ever After Blog

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Santa Caterina of the Dancing Rock, Italy

A Picturesque Corner of Italy’s Lake District  Painted from a moment I captured on Lake Maggiore two years ago on a two-month trip in northern Italy. One of the most interesting places I’ve ever been. Off the standard tourist circuit and...

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10 Days in Barcelona – Places I Loved

One of Europe’s most visited cities, Barcelona got its name from the Romans who named it Iulia Augusta Faventia Paterna Barcino. The name evolved to Barcinona in the Middle Ages and later to the current Barcelona. To break it down,...

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Las Alpujarras – A Road Trip in Rural Andalusia

Small-town tranquility needs to be bottled and sold as a mood. Back to my busy days now, it feels surreal to look back on these mountain villages where no one’s ever in a hurry. I had no idea that after...

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Island-hopping in Nusa Penida, Bali

A cluster of diverse and dramatic natural spectacles huddled on three islands within hopping distance of one another is pretty much nature’s way of saying: Knock yourself out, kid. And that’s what drew us to Nusa Penida, Nusa Ceningan &...

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Trinidad: 16th century charm meets underground Reggaeton

A 16th-century town whose cobbled past stands preserved despite all present-day intrusions. A Spanish colonial town in central Cuba, Trinidad is both a slow dance with yesterday and a reggaeton party between stalactites and bats hiding from said reggaeton (thanks...

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Cuba: 15 Things to Know Before You Go

With three weeks spent in Cuba this February, I gleaned a bunch of travel tips that will be useful for anyone considering a trip to this one-of-a-kind island. Here goes!  My 3-Week Itinerary: The first 4 days I spent exploring...

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Road Trip through the Himalayas of Uttarakhand

A five-day road trip through five districts of Uttarakhand with six other bloggers and countless new memories. Honoured to have been part of Uttarakhand Tourism‘s first ever Blogger Bus with this bunch of mountain goats Upendra Swami, Amrita Das, Swati Jain,...

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MHAI Yoga Retreat – Where Cuba meets Yoga

The practice is an excuse to find out what is going on with the mind and the body – One of many nuggets of insight Yoga teacher extraordinaire Eduardo Pimentel peppered his classes with, during the Press Week organized by Mhai Yoga...

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Forgotten Slices of History

A visit to an ancient palace near Dhar, a town in Madhya Pradesh (Central India) inspired me enough to capture the moment in paint. Walking under the palace’s bat-occupied arches, it felt strange yet accurate to imagine its past as...

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What Teaching Yoga Teaches Me

Contrary to its press release and what Instagram may have you believe, being a Yoga teacher isn’t all inner peace, endorphins, cartwheels, Yoga pants and Savasana. Navigating the waters of your own practice and its daily repercussions while being in charge...

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Valley of Flowers – A Trek to Remember

Those mountains you are carrying, you were only supposed to camp between  The campsite in Ghangria, a small hamlet which comes alive from June to October every year. We got here after a 14 km trek from Govindghat, the starting...

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A Slice of Sikkim

That how-on-earth kinda beauty from an underground window at Cafe Sherpa enroute Tsongmo Lake. Where we stopped to hire some warm clothes and get a hot beverage or two. There’s not enough caffeine in the world to pack in a kick...

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Experiments with Balance

 Balance is …    … an ode to stillness sung by all the movement it took to get there … the sea of patience that goes into creating one exquisite wave                  ...

Lake Bohinj, Triglav National Park, Gorenjska, Slovenia, Europe 5

Slow Down in Slovenia

At Ukanc, meaning ‘the end of the world’ in Slovene. Locals once believed this was the furthest anyone could ever reach, there being an insurmountable wall of mountains ahead. Everyone knows better now, but the innocence still hangs in the...

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Home is where the Practice is

  I’m often asked how one can maintain a steady home Yoga practice between work stress and tight schedules even at home. Here are 4 tips that have worked best for me over the years: Keep your Yoga mat rolled...

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Somewhere under the Blue Sky

Exactly 13 years since I painted this. An oil pastel re-creation of an oil painting by an artist called C Loft, known for his Mediterranean seascapes. A raw beginner at age 19, all I had for reference was a postcard-sized greeting...

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Moving into Meditation: When Asana Meets Awareness

“Oh I can never sit still!” – the commonest response whenever I make the outrageous suggestion that meditation might be worthwhile. To many,  meditation implies sages sitting still, lost in some exclusive mystic realm. But what if you don’t need...

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Ziplining with Flight of the Gibbon

“My first day of work today,” he shrugged as he clasped my harness onto the cable. Words you do not want to hear from your ziplining guide when you’re 120 metres above the rainforest floor, looking down on a sea...

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Wild & Wonderful Chiang Mai

If I’ve been missing here of late it’s because I was away having the maddest, wildest time exploring Chiang Mai, Thailand for a week and I’m still reeling! You can read about it on this link: How to Make the Most...

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How to be a ‘Lucky’ Traveller

      A moment long awaited  I’ve often been called ‘lucky’ for being a traveller, as if all my trips just fell into my balcony like rainbows and all I had to do was dance into them. I’d like to...

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A Dip in the Italian Lake District

Off the standard tourist circuit and along the rim of Italy’s boot lives its Lake District, named after glacial lakes formed at the end of the last Ice Age. For all the massive tourism and consequent pick-pocketing in its big...

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The Yoga Less Travelled

The Germans have a word (don’t they always) – Schilderwald – which means a street crowded with so many road signs that you feel lost. Quite like the fitness industry today, whipping up newer and fancier workout systems, machines, ideas, acronyms, websites,...

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