December 13, 2019 theabstractstory

Mumbai – the city of dreams. No. Not the city which fulfill your dreams, probably that too, but the city that makes it people dream, unencumbered dreams. Every soul living there is filled with so many aspirations, wanting to be something, to be recognized. Living in the city with their…

March 8, 2019 theabstractstory

Girl In A New City by Akansha Gupta   Day 1: People say that travel is all about meeting new people, having new experiences and adventures. Perhaps, it’s also about finding a home away from home, finding a family in your friends and yes, of course, meeting some new people….

March 15, 2018 theabstractstory

Cool breeze, sand between your toes, and a sky full of stars. Doesn’t it sound amazing? Only, it isn’t. I woke up like this, three nights ago, drenched, dehydrated, and wrecked, in the middle of nowhere. We were sailing for the eastern coast, looking for some trade, when our ship…

August 2, 2017 theabstractstory

Sometimes, some photos are such that they enchant you and make you wonder what story does they convey. I felt the same when I saw this image, shot by Vaishali, and some characters sketched up in my mind: a kid, her mom, and this old house. So I penned down…

October 17, 2016 theabstractstory

Kid- ‘Amra korbo joy! Amra korbo joy! Amra korbo joy ek di! Aha buker gobheer, Ache prottoy, Amra korbo joy ek di!’ Me- Is she singing ‘We shall overcome’? Father- Yes! She loves this song. Me- (Smiles) Which language is this? Father- Bengali. Me- She’s very cute, and is a…

October 4, 2016 theabstractstory

‘Once upon a time…’ many stories begin like this. You may say they are all fancy fairy tales. I say they are crazy travel tales as well! The hero or the ‘prince’ embarks on this crazy journey to save his ‘princess’. Wandering through dense forests, lying beneath starlit skies, and…

September 29, 2016 theabstractstory

I am sure I would have said this many times, to many people, in many situations, and yet I say it here again that – ‘Craziness is what defines me!’ And my travels, specially my road trips… Well they shed some good light on it.  It was just last month…

May 17, 2016 theabstractstory

Chakrata, a cantonment town in Dehradun district of Indian state Uttrakhand, is a peaceful retreat from the hustle-bustle of the city. Surrounded by lush green valleys and verdant mountains, it is a perfect offbeat location and a weekend getaway for a Delhite. It’s not a popular destination, hence only a…