One can travel, reach a place, take a few photos, eat some stuff and come back to brag about it. Been there, done that. Not me. What matters is not the reaching those places but to be in those places. Places are shaped by the people, the animals, the birds, the grass (or lack of it), the seas, the moutnains... Places are a gestalt of all that. To be in those places is to experience that gestalt. That is the real traveler. One person who lives in a place. That's me. That's my aim when I travel. (At a more physical level, I am a Mumbaikar and am presently working in a business design lab in Mumbai as a business model designer.)
Across the vast stretches of Indian history, lie some forgotten little towns. These small towns were once the sprawling capitals of mighty empires, but are today lost in the pages of history. Our in-house Ibn Battuta, Anannya Deb has gone across the Deccan to rediscover these gems.