Trek to Asava (Asawa) fort – guarding Palghar and Dahanu

Asava fort (आसावा गड़) is located in Palghar on a hill about 1070 feet high. Palghar has eight forts divided into two groups – five sea forts that are along the coast to the west, and three hill forts on the sub-range of the Sahyadris to its east. Asava fort is located at the north tip of this sub-range, with Tandulwadi fort at the southern tip and Kaldurg fort … Continue reading Trek to Asava (Asawa) fort – guarding Palghar and Dahanu

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Forest Coding – adventure of a coder building a software startup from the forest

Forest Coding – adventure of a coder building a software startup from the forest Thomas Backlund has started a bold adventure of giving up his life in the city and living in a forest to build his start up. He has set himself up with a laptop, battery pack, solar cells and mobile broadband. He lives in a tent and keeps moving around to find a … Continue reading Forest Coding – adventure of a coder building a software startup from the forest

Cycling to Belapur Fort – May 2013

Cycling to Belapur Fort – May 2013, a set on Flickr. A solo cycling expedition to investigate Belapur fort. The fort has almost entirely disappeared, with residential buildings and roads occupying the land where the fort used to stand. There are a few remaining parts of the fort that still stand, but are in a state of ruin. The only one place that has been … Continue reading Cycling to Belapur Fort – May 2013

Kadaklakshmi – Street performer in Mumbai

Kadaklakshmi – Street performer in Mumbai, a photo by ashubij on Flickr. Members of the Kadaklakshmi nomadic community earns its living by a violent tradition of flagellating themselves. Hailing from a small village called Veer in Pune district in Maharashtra, this tribe worships a goddess named Kadak Lakshmi and hence, their name Continue reading Kadaklakshmi – Street performer in Mumbai

I believe that every kind of institution — business or otherwise — today carries not just a social responsibility, but an existential responsibility. A responsibility not just to society — but to life itself; and further, to the art of living. An obligation to elevate what’s worthy, good, and true in every life; a duty not just to “serve” people as “consumers,” but to better … Continue reading