We travel because we are condemned to return home.
Notwithstanding the volume of mementos I brought home, they are no matchfor what I carry of India in my heart, my mind, and my life.
In this upside down world they wonder why you come searching for a place they cannot leave.
If you allow yourself to submit to India, it stimulates you into experiencing a whole new eco-system of cultures, values and ways.
A trip to Lisbon, Portugal, is a tour down the lanes of history.
Somewhere between commutes and late night bashes, I pause and ponder on London's strong historical and cultural linkages with my own roots and "Indianness."
And the Indian thirst-quenchers which cool you down...