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Working for your own company is different from working on your boss’ idea. One, the cribbing is none. But the anxiety levels shoot through the roof when friends who had confirmed participation cancel it few days later. So days begin on a good note, end on a bad one and at midnight it might take a turn for the better. Unpredictable it is. Just like your boss’ mood. But we make the most of the days. Doing our own thing between drawing itineraries and calling people.

Doing our own thing ranges from cooking something we have been fancying for some time. Or trying our hand at a board game. Is Jenga a board game? There’s no board. Well, it’s just a game. Try your hand at it after you are a few drinks down. At this point I would like to re-iterate, Bat Travels doesn’t encourage drinking. In fact, drinking is injurious to health. One should not do it. Even if you are bogged down by the vagaries of life and it seems like there’s no respite. A drink should not be touched. Just believe in yourself and the higher powers to untangle your life. Even if you are an atheist. And sing some karaoke instead. What if you don’t know the song? Don’t you think it is unnecessary when people remember the words of so many songs? These are the same people who won’t remember important things. Important things like they owe you money. And then they won’t take subtle hints either. But start humming a song and they will fill in the words. Without being asked for and with the correct pronunciations. Such a waste of being a human being. Hey, someone increase the volume of the radio. I can’t hear the words.

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Artist on the boat playing santoor. Ganges and the rising sun can be seen in the background.

Try being on a boat, on the Ganges early in the morning when the sun is rising. Sitting at a distance of 3-4 feet from the musician, you will appreciate how delicate the instrument is. It has more than 100 strings running crisscross over the wooden body. And the music it makes is soulful and serene. If you keep looking at the Ganges with the santoor music in the background, something will shift gears in

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Break a leg and other happenings at Bat Travels

  Well, I actually broke a leg. And then we had a great show. So there, the headline has been explained. What follows is the drama around it and lots of detail. In my line of vision is the right foot shoe lying alone where it has been discarded when I walked in in my house from my tour. It is covered in dust, and is looking miserably alone. So it the right foot chappal

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Panoramic view of Rome

The visually impaired also need a holiday. A holiday that treats them like equals. Disability tour or disability travel may not be the answer. Inclusive travel, most likely, may be. The lesser conversation we have about how different the disabled people are from able-bodied, the better it is. In fact, the conversation should be, how alike we all are, disabled or able-bodied. And therefore the need to go to a new destination, unwind in the

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A selfie clicked in the bus on-route to Kamshet

The first trip is done and what a trip it was. When I was leaving for the trip from my house early in the morning on December 2nd, I took a moment to check what I was feeling. As I was stuffing my phone charger in my red bag, I asked myself, what am I feeling? Am I excited, as I usually am when I am leaving for a holiday? I wasn’t. I was anxious.

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