What do you get when you cross a helmet with a love of travel?

Helmet Girl in Nepal v1

I could say that I was going through an I-hate-the-Internet phase, was wallowing in self-pity after being dumped by an actor whose name I cannot reveal, was working so hard over the last month that I couldn’t recognize my own face in the mirror, or was cryogenically frozen in an experiment to immortalize the city’s most creative people; but only one of them would be true. I’ll leave it to you guys to guess which one, while I give you the news that this post is about – after months of waiting, I’m off on another epic biking trip to Nepal tomorrow. And while I’m there, I’ll be posting live feeds on Instagram under a series I am creating exclusively for the trip. It will be called (*drum roll*)…

… Helmet Girl in Nepal!

There will be tons of pictures and videos under #HelmetGirlinNepal. If you’re on Instagram and not following me, please do, so that Helmet Girl can head-butt her way into your Insta-feed. If you’re not on Instagram, you can click on the feed link on the right of this blog and be a part of everything I see. The only drawback? You won’t be able to like or comment on any of the posts.

There is another alternative too – you could wait for three weeks to catch the post on Nepal on this blog. (I know which option I’d choose, if I were you. Just saying!)

So wish me luck, and let’s pray together that I don’t fall off the bike or get chased by roosters. I’ll see you in two weeks’ time. Bidā’ī Bidā’ī!

Potli Baba, now on Instagram.

Kanteerva Stadium, Bangalore. As seen from Skyye, U.B City. Up on thenebulousone’s Instagram.

After many months of warding off temptation, I decided to take the plunge and get on Instagram. I figured, anything to help you wonderful people travel with me as I go hopping across towns and countries.

Be warned about two things, though:

  1. The picture quality currently may not be great. My Smart phone ain’t so smart when it comes to photography, because I’m not a big spender on phones. I have a measly 2 point-something megapixel camera and I’m still trying to figure out how the whole DSLR camera-to-phone/Instagram thing works. Hopefully, because I want to take equally good pictures with my phone, I will be upgrading soonly. (P.S: Any recommendations on which phone I must buy are welcome. Although if the phone you suggest costs as much as a weekend in, say, Andaman or one of the many Indian exotic locations, then you’ll know which option I’ll choose!)
  2. I may post some random stuff. Believe me when I say that I’m trying to be very disciplined about the whole thing – keeping pictures authentic whenever possible and restricting them to travel/cityscapes/foodadventures. The darn app is like a virus, but. Now everything I see around me, I want to shoot, apply an effect to and post. The battle between behaving and letting go is a tough one, but so far the former has won. Sometimes, though, you will find a slip-up. Here and there. Now and then. Of this and that.

So now you know, all you have to do is follow me @thenebulousone. Here’s to more journeys together in real-time!