All posts tagged: Cambodia

Shoes and the Sage

I arrived home. Home is where mother is at least for an Indian traveller. I arrived home after forty four days. When I started I wanted to buy new shoes. I even spent a good second half of the day in trying to get closer to what my wandering feet wanted. I had bought a pair of black trekking shoes in early August but even though there is nothing as such as over walking in the mountains but by the time I finished my journey they seemed done. Any ways I could not find new shoes and left India with the same black shoes. I traveled around Thailand and more so in Cambodia. I came back to Kolkata and while spending my ninth evening in Kashi on Chausathi Ghat I met an old man whom I felt kept looking at my still walking feet as I followed his gaze and later worn out feet. I offered if he would like to use them, winters are here and so is Kumbh. He smiled. These forty days …

Left in peace my red bed. Made coffee for the other two. For myself I had cashews, raisins, walnuts four each, early in the morning. I first thought to cycle but it felt better to sit and better prepare for the change. I washed myself, fast and shaved in harmony. I was ready in time. I cut all the fruits and ate. Got to the new hotel where the workshop-residency is going great to take place. It is a privilege to be here meeting people who are also practising their preferred sense, in person sharing and making a world together again. Memories. And more so you go deep, finding the person, all vulnerabilities start unfolding themselves. We are similar in more than one ways. Spoke to Rafael. Even spoke to Hura by the end and spoke to people from various nationalities. I even had food today after two days. It has been humid and pretty hot to be only eating fruits and shakes. I went to an Indian restaurant at the pub street. Food was …

The Chain

Cambodia has started to settle inside. It is hot. It is winters. Busy. Open. Moving slowly moving. Women are seen carrying diverse forms in small ranges. Many have come out of their regions. Smiling. Warm. Seim Reap. Cambodians have a strong family sense. Rafael is a good man. He is divorced. I met a woman cycling and then we cycled together to the river. She is going through her divorce too. Ben with whom I played ping pong yesterday sat in gloom. It was a hugh dip in energy from last night. I walked up to him just like that to say hi. He was in the English Navy. He told me he had never gone to India but assured me that he thinks he spent three months under ground in Indian Ocean not far from India. Then one day he got hit by Psoriasis Vulgaris and boom ! Boom !Psoriasis is a skin disorder that causes skin cells to multiply up to 10 times faster than normal. I could not sit, I could not sleep,.I …

From the red bed

Day 3 I had been only walking for last two days. But was not really reaching anywhere. At the same time It took two days to understand rials, few words like Susrai and okun. I finally got a red cycle with city tyres. I saw and I kept throwing myself towards cycle eversince I got it, sometimes away, sometimes along the river and towards the country side. I found out about a school there not so far from the siem reap. I met Frank who joked about himself not being abusing boys in school where he teaches English. I met prom at his place after I had finished playing table tennis and lost all the matches to a proud Australian man. I started a conversation with prom on the big yellow couch on culture here and neighborhood. About the government and corruption. But in the middle of it all he started crying. He gave me the number of wortha, who will answer all my questions. Back home children went for an outing at an art …

It’s still 30th November. Only a few minutes away from December. Everything that is once thought becomes real. There is nothing more truer that that truth. It took few years, an almost ascending process that by the end none less than ejaculation with moans. It was hard work but it was fun. I am sitting in the big plane. I remember ma, she must be sleeping. At this time last night her blood pressure went too low, she could barely stand. I am flying out of my country for the first time. It should be special. Should it be special? Is it special! The process seems similar, of flying, of seeing people. Even though it took some time also because it couldn’t have been any other way. Currency’s exchanged. Dark chocolate bought. Immigration guy made a krow out of my surname that which I could only smirk at. I do not know if it’s exciting. Probably I will have to see it on the other side of sleep. Its been a long day. The big …

Dawn Five

Dawn 5 25-26 Aug 18 1:10 AM This blog is giving me so many options that I don’t need them all. I have kind of surrendered in. I do not want to explore all what I can do. I just want to write and post each night simply without images if I may, each I night till I die some morning, noon or night. Evening I fine too. Last few days have been heavy. Right after meeting Lee and having super heavy Dosa, I have kept having less but all ghee(clarified butter) enriched food. Its loveable of course but learnt a very important way of having ghee. If one wants to have a good lubricated joints over a span of a life time then have ghee few minutes before having food. It will not only help in digestion but will give let the intestinal path lubricated enough for the food to pass faster. Day was dull. I am about to finish Roberto Calasso’s Ka. It’s an informative read. At last the results are out and …