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.

#Kanteervastadium

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!