Could this trip take 9 months?

I have 9 months to find myself. There’s too much dead skin and now I’m waiting for the new me to drop out of the mucus in this imaginary pod. Along the way, I think I forgot the things that made me happy and worked too hard to learn the things that “mattered” in the…

Tracking Down Thieves For Sausages

Otis is a hound. A bloodhound. He is barely over a year old, but his ears are massive, his paws are heavy and playing with him can knock the wind out of a grown man. We meet him and others at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy. He is let out of his pen to play with…

Decor: Making your house a home

I don’t know when the bug hit me, but a long time ago I decided that it was taking too long for me to build my dream house and I needed to create a unique living space. The idea was noble, but as some friends were kind enough not to point out, something was missing….

How to stay sane on Twitter

I had good intentions to write something nice and interesting but try as I might I couldn’t stop thinking about figuratively losing my hair today as I engaged in what I thought were well intended discussions on my timeline. Twitter is a dumping ground for information, fun facts, thoughts and ideas. It is not limited…

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I want to write till my pen hurts I want to write all my troubles away Does knowing your past fix everything? Can’t I even have a measure of success with my thoughts and feelings up in each other’s faces? Do my words show my confusion? Can EVERYTHING be fixed? Music is my therapy Words…

A Kenyan’s tribute to Sridevi; we will miss you

I know. I’m Kenyan. Both my parents are Kenyan. And I am the last person you would expect to talk about this, but I feel like I must celebrate this woman called Sridevi Kapoor. Her big eyes, infectious laugh, great dance moves and flawless ability to take on any role thrown her way – they…

How to join the conservation equation

For as long as we can remember, we’ve been saving elephants and rhinos. Then almost a decade ago, lions numbers were dwindling at an alarming rate from being poisoned by the Maasai for killing their livestock – and we had to save them too. Now we have about 20,000 lions left in the wild. In…

Travelling to the Mara with mom

Finally at 72, mom made her dream trip to the Mara, staying at Ol Seki Hemingways. It was everything she wanted it to be; save for a leopard.

Africa beats like my heart

I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to find myself. I think its these manenos of growing up in India. But I’m not complaining. I feel so proud. The blood that runs in my veins is calling out today. A.F.R.I.C.A. My blood is red, my mind is alert and my heart belongs right…