december update 2011

Well, tiffinbox became a lawfully wedded entity on 11.11.11. For those wondering where the honeymoon is/was at, it is still being planned.
Why you should be going there: Chittaurgarh

Why you should be going there: Chittaurgarh

This is the unedited version of the same story published by The India Tube —————— If I were to be absolutely blunt, I went to Chittaurgarh with a two point agenda. One: to acquire a kaavad from a village in the outskirts of Chittaurgarh. Two: to click a photo. A...
bills.bushahrtimes.com

bills.bushahrtimes.com

WordPress.com’s ’2011 year in blogging’ annual fact-sheet for bushahrtimes threw up some interesting facts, most amusing of which were the search terms used by visitors, leading them to our blog. The annual report goes on to say, “Some visitors came searching, mostly for zeebra, taxi bill, reckong peo, dhankar monastery,...
Valley of skeletons

Valley of skeletons

We recently completed the roopkund trek (16-25th september 2011) in Uttarakhand (India). The route we followed was: Lohajung – bigan tal – lohajung – wan – bedni – ali – baguwabasa – roopkund – paatarnachaniya – wangbhandar – kanol – sutol – setail. Following is an account of it written...
The colours of pangong

The colours of pangong

After the almost-three-months long hiatus from this blog, one would expect us to come up with something fresh. But that expectation will not be met this time around, as I am about to post a blog which was published on travelwell (Lonely Planet India’s online presence). Yes, it also became...
Somewhere in Iceland…

Somewhere in Iceland…

Eyjafjallajökull’s nearest active neighbours are Katla, to the northeast, and Eldfell, to the southwest. Hence they are considered the mom and the doctor in this representation of how when you are sick, and you try to speak while you puke, you can pretty much expect your name to be miss-spelt....
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teadom 2012

teadom 2012

Summer 08: Har-ki-Dun

Summer 08: Har-ki-Dun

We went on a trek to Har-ki-Dun in May 2008. This is not a day by day account of how or what we did or didn’t do, that should interest you as a possible trekker to this place. Guide books can do a far better job; go buy one. Or to get high on one...
Not Another Dull Lake

Not Another Dull Lake

We altered the classic route to Dodital (Uttarakhand, India) and included Dayara bugyal to complete a 8 day trek from 23 April – 1 May 2011. The route we followed was: Barsu – Dayara – Morapara – Bebra – Dodi Tal – Agoda – Sangamchatti – Kuflon. Following is an account of it written for...
forgetful drops

forgetful drops

teadom in the news

teadom in the news

My personal photography project Travelling Teadom was featured in the Indian Express on the 11th of June 2011. You can either check out the e-paper, or alternatively read the online version.                                    
Looking Bangalore, Talking Lanka

Looking Bangalore, Talking Lanka

Today a funny graphic created itself on my Google Analytics map overlay. One person each from Bangalore and Chennai happened to visit the tiffinbox site yesterday, 15th Feb, and this is what they did. But all I see is one totally-boggled-fido-dido-type-looking-person, who is saying something in the shape of Sri Lankas landmass. OR, he is...
Unplanned Kilometres

Unplanned Kilometres

Wake up early, get hold of our rented bikes, have breakfast, leave by 8 or 9, drive to the lake, enjoy the fabulous setting of the 2700 metres high lake, click some pictures; all the while trying to resemble those cool hippies who drive around on macho cruiser bikes, drive back just in time for...
september,

september,

F5 at 3500

F5 at 3500

                                                                                              This photo and its story were featured in...
The Cherry Bowl

The Cherry Bowl

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Why you should be going there: Triund

Why you should be going there: Triund

                                                            Triund is like a Friday night. You can very well see what is ahead and you know what you have just left behind. The tingling...
Horror film 101

Horror film 101

How to make your own horror movie.