48 hours : A Quest For Life Amid Dead (Part II)

Click here for Part I I fail to keep my feet warm. My toes are numb and temperature outside is still 20 degrees below freezing. As I lay in my sleeping bag, I'm thinking of time I spent in Vipassana Meditation where I'd stay in meditative state for 17 hours a day that lasted for 10 [...]

48 hours : A Quest For Life Amid Dead (Part I)

"I do not want to read in tomorrow's newspapers - an Indian found dead in hills of Bromont. Gaurav, trust me this doesn't sound a good idea. I will say while reading, I warned this guy on Christmas eve but he didn't listen." Snow-clad streets of Montreal, 6 degrees below freezing, windy and my first [...]

When I Saved A Life In Delhi Metro

Thirteen. Fourteen. Fifteen. Flip, face up. Compress chest. One. Two. Three. Four. Five. Check the breathing. Do you feel anything? Nothing. Check if anything is visible in mouth? Nothing. Check the heartbeat. It's high. Do babies normally have high heart rate? I don't know. Look up at his mother. How is she doing? She's in [...]

A Sincere Apology to 2017

Village Naya Khera. Udaipur. Rajasthan. India. It's Monday late morning and I decide to climb Aranya, the closest major hill in India's oldest Mountain Range - The Aravallis, 4000 ft high. Loose gravel, sand, soft rocks, freshly laid asphalt and dry soil. I cross all in a jiffy to find myself in a field of [...]

Quebec City – Montreal Solo 375

The Northern Transcendence Celebrating 375 years of Montreal In the beautiful town of Yamaska, hundred kilometres from Montreal towards Quebec, it's raining sheets outside for past three days when I step in this café, order a regular Poutine and request to deliver on the table as I hide myself in the deepest corner. I do [...]