India

Poor Lamb got cooked

After watching Dawat-E-Ishq movie was craving for asli Hyderabadi food. Last night me and my friend Syed Basith made it to Sarvi. Tasted Mutton Biryani add-on Double Masala and Hyderabadi Classic dish Pathar Ka Gosht (Meat Cooked on Stone) followed by Falooda and Spl Lassi. Was a really good time with Basith talked about childhood pranks and sharing travel experiences. It was a pleasure to meet my school friend after a long time.

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Pathar ka ghost

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Falooda and Lassi

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Mutton Biryani

Traveling to Bhutan

I have been quite silent in my blog for sometime now. There are lot of things happening around (more details soon) and one of them was that I was planning for a trip to Bhutan and Kolkata.

Initially I thought of doing simple trip, like my last trips but then decided to not to. I Will post more details about the trip, with photos once I am back.

I will be back by mid of this October and till then my phone will be switched off and if you send me an email you will get a response only after I am back.

And regarding the good news, you might have to wait till I am back ;)

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Take Every Chance, Drop Every Fear

Take every chance,
Drop every fear,
You should know by now,
You don’t belong here.

You’re bigger than this place.
I guess you just need more space,
There’s no use being a big fish in a little pond…
You’ll make us all look bad when we correspond.

By time you all start,
I’ll already be finished.
You’ll be far away,
By the time we all end

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In search of companion to travel world

It’s a dream of mine to both travel the world and live without money. I have found out that both can be possible with enough will power and faith in the kindness of strangers. I gonna start my journey from Delhi, India around mid august on a bicycle heading to Nepal and from there Neighboring countries. Not sure if I will keep or drop the bicycle at any point and continue hitchhiking. I will be covering Asia first for at least a year since there will definitely be lots of volunteering on farms, villages and schools  involved. I welcome one or two travel companions for all or parts of my adventure, because after all, what’s a experience when it’s not shared. Reply here or send me a private message if you’re interested. Further things discussed on PM how to travel with shoestring budget.

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Dear Bloggers help me

My name is Madhu Kalyan Mattaparthi and I enjoy living.

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As Helen Keller once said:

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.

We need to take full advantage of the time we have. Experience everything. Dare to be adventurous, scared, embarrassed, and alone. Dare to laugh, to live, to enjoy the present, and to exploit every opportunity. For it is in these moments of emotional extreme that we find out who we really are and what we love to do. Pursue them. Seek out experiences that make you come alive and settle for nothing less.

As Alfred Tennyson wrote in Ulysses:

I am part of all that I have met.

Make your adventures count.

Seek out friends in strangers, eat foods that are delicious delicacies of other cultures,  live hard, laugh often, and above all, enjoy life. Because in the end we will all return to the earth. Let’s hit it running.

My name is Madhu Kalyan and I want to share my perspective of the world.

Recently finding myself struggling to find my “calling” in life led me to discover that my true desire is to travel the world and see places through the lens of my camera, nothing–in the whole world–could make my heart happier.

This campaign is just a launching pad for my wanderlust. There are so many places in the India that are just as extravagant as many of the World Wonders, and more specifically, Himalayas. I want to travel some of the great landmarks that reside between the borders of India, and document the whole trip from my camera. So why not explore the unknown right in your very own backyard? A question I asked myself, “Why not?” Quickly after some excitement of making my dreams unfold, I realized I need YOUR help. This entire campaign will NOT be possible with out you.

My link

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/documentary-on-india/x/7516875

How Travelling Solo Has Made Me A Better Person

I was 21 the first time I set out on my own. I did it again when I was 22. And a third time when I was 23. I am a self-confessed airport crier, last-minute packer, document misplacer and chronic over-thinker who finds leaving anyone and anywhere a huge deal. Yet I have never once regretted going. I have missed things (people, birthdays, my graduation, home cooked meals, etc) but I have never once thought “I should never have gotten on that plane.”

Travelling solo is the best thing I have ever done. It is when I feel that I am more than just alive; I am living. It makes me feel present and proactive and strong. It provides a unique combination of control and freedom that I have yet to find anywhere else. Every time I arrive in a new place I surrender myself to it. There’s no way of knowing what adventures will be had, what people I will meet, what ideas will be shaped or what discoveries will be made there. Yet I have decided to go there and I will decide when I leave. I always have the power to stay and go, stop and start. It’s a power I lack in many other aspects of my life and that’s what makes it so special.

Going it alone has, somewhat ironically, also made me more sociable. I’ve always been the kid with two or three very close friends rather than a gaggle of bff’s and tend to find big groups of people intimidating. After a few awkward experiences I learnt that it’s much easier to pull up a chair and nod along until someone asks you your name than lay on your shaky bunk bed and contemplate a night of listening to fellow guests having a great time right outside your door. On the whole travellers are friendly folk and you have the perfect conversation starter in “So where are you from?” Talk will inevitably turn to where you’ve been and where you’re heading next so you already have at least one thing in common. I’ve found that I tend to form quick and intense bonds with people when travelling, some which last long after we’ve gone our separate ways and others which end when the bus leaves. Both are perfect in their own way and completely unique to the time and place. Sometimes, when I think of cities I have visited, the faces of the people I met there are the first things to pop into my head.

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Having said that travelling on my own has also given me what is perhaps one of the greatest gifts of all; the knowledge that not only can I survive on my own but I can feel comfortable and secure in my own company. When I look back on my solo trips, two of my biggest achievements are learning how to dine alone in restaurants and go to the cinema by myself. I know many people, older and more self-assured than myself, who still struggle with being alone in public settings. I also find that when travelling I like to think about things. Not talk about them, just think and maybe jot a few ideas down on some napkins. Travelling is my time to figure out how I feel about things without the input or influence of anyone else.

So to summarize, travelling alone has made me more aware, more conscious, more accepting, more welcoming and more likely to say yes. Because of it I am more interesting and interested. I am braver than I was and I trust myself so much more. But most importantly it has given me stories. So many stories that will make me smile and keep me warm when I am old and taking off with just a backpack for company is no longer an option. Leaving is always harder than staying and people will undoubtedly tell you a horror story about a backpacker who got shot/murdered in a freak attack that would never had happened if they just stayed home and been an office temp, but the experiences you will have will serve you well for the rest of your life. The act of going might just be the most liberating thing you will ever do, after all men have been doing it for years

Traveling to Japan

In few days I will be traveling to Japan, for 7 days, spending most of the time in Tokyo and Kyoto =D Like a dream come true, I have always wanted to travel there!

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There are a lot of things to prepare: first, gathering information about the hotels. I found that most of them believe that hotels in Tokyo have too small rooms, and that traditional Japanese rooms (ryokans) have no beds, and some have no traditional “international” breakfast in their buffets… it is going to be difficult to find hotels suitable for my life style. I enjoy discovering different cultures and life-styles, but not when it may disturb my sleep! Sleeping is a sacre, ubber-holy activity, even more if I am on vacations! I can stand stand barely eating, or drinking, and walking for hours and hours without resting, or communicating with mimics with people that don´t understand English , but don´t mess with me while I´m sleeping or you will have trouble!

Second: what to visit with such few time?! I would like to see the more traditional and medieval Japan, rather than the excesive and modern aspects of Tokyo, but at the same time I don´t want to spend all my days seeing temple after temple. I need information about castles (I would love that!).

Third: Ninja restaurant!

Fourth: Sakura Blossoms

Fifth: Many more like cos plays, anime, Naruto Bridge, Ramen, Dumplings…

anyone from Japan? It would be great to see you there, and a few advices would come in handy

What country needs

People often talk about how the country is in a bad state,the problems it is facing, problems like: corruption, poverty, pollution, fucked up society, bad economy, abuse, the list will never end. it’s very easy for us to sit on a high ground and talk shit about all those things. we should ask ourselves “WHAT HAVE I DONE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE“.

The country is as good or bad as the people living in it. we burn plastic, throw garbage, waste resources, don’t pay taxes, encourage corruption, keep hatred in our heat for others, and then we say country has gone to the dogs.
All we have to do is make ourselves a better person or a better human being, and the country will become better all by itself.

John Lennon told us “IMAGINE“,
J.M.Barrie told us “BELIEVE“.

It’s about time we look into ourselves and change ourselves.