Glimpses of Dar es Salaam

As a child, I used to walk along the beach and looked at the bare horizon; wondering whether it was the boundary of my world or the beginning of another. I never found the answer until I began travelling in 2011. I thought it would be an exploration of boundaries and an expedition of territories, … Continue reading Glimpses of Dar es Salaam

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Finding my purpose in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Living in Democratic Republic of Congo is undoubtedly a brave venture. Blending into the culture of the country was hard. The outbreak of Ebola pandemic in West Africa made the climate tenser. Walking down the lane of memory, I recall those days when I would wait for hours to have a fortunate glimpse of the … Continue reading Finding my purpose in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

A walking tour from Dharavi to Machimar Colony

I walked tirelessly, on the 22nd of March, through Asia’s largest and densest slum, Dharavi, to reach the Machimar colony, located in Mahim. The walking tour convinced me that Mumbai itself is not willing to be understood straightforwardly. The more I sought to feel Mumbai, the profounder it grew in complexity, mystery and splendor. The … Continue reading A walking tour from Dharavi to Machimar Colony