Detours by Deepali

Every now and then, go down a different path


I guess I have topographical disorientation or something like that. I have absolutely no sense of direction and have a very tough time finding my way around. My  friends just call it ‘why-women-can’t-drive-and-read-maps’ syndrome. Hey, I’m rather good at both but I always like to know where I’m going and what’s coming up next. I like to have plans, and plan Bs.

But lately I’ve realized that the more you plan, or try to stick with your schedule, or your views, or your comfort zone, the more life has a way of wriggling out of your control.

I’m also realizing that life is not so much about the plan as it is about enjoying the detours…about learning to take the unexpected in stride and finding the wonderful in it…about getting lost and finding amazing things along the way.

“It’s not about the destination. It’s getting there that’s the good part.”

That is exactly what is happening over a year now as I revise my itinerary more often and take a few detours..from my windowless office and city main streets to the wonderful world of unforeseen divergences..

Hello world, here I come!!!

32 comments on “About

  1. Sid
    May 24, 2012

    Hey thanks a ton for reading and liking my post…glad to have you stop by.. :)

  2. Sid
    May 24, 2012

    Thank you. I am humbled and honoured.. :)

  3. Dana
    May 31, 2012
    • deetours by deepali
      May 31, 2012

      Wow!! Thanks a lot, Dana. This is a great honor for me because I absolutely love your posts and admire your insight and sense of humor. You just made my day :-)

      • Dana
        May 31, 2012

        Aww how sweet, and you made my night-that was very nice of you to say!! Enjoy it, hope you get lots of hits!

  4. aRVee
    June 16, 2012

    I love your about page… I pretty much like the quote at the bottom, it’s very true… Enjoy the detours… :)

    • detours by deepali
      June 16, 2012

      Thanks a lot. I too love that quote. I (un)plan to take detours as often as I can :-)

  5. Bams Triwoko
    July 21, 2012

    Hi Deepali… nice to meet you.
    Have a wonderful week end… :)

    • Deepali
      July 21, 2012

      Thanks, Bams. You too have a good one!

  6. hillarysangel
    August 16, 2012

    I once had a windowless office too. It made going outside all the more wonderful — like seeing everything in technicolour.

    • Deepali
      August 18, 2012

      That is so true, Hillary. I feel the same. That’s why I try to get out and explore at every opportunity I get.

  7. Nisha
    August 16, 2012

    While reading this I felt like I am reading my own mind. May you find the best on your detours! Enjoy.

    • Deepali
      August 18, 2012

      Hi Nisha! Guess great minds think alike :-) Thanks a lot for stopping by and your good wishes…really appreciate it.

  8. Ninay
    August 18, 2012

    I hear you. Sometimes , detours are the most wonderful part of the journey. :)

    • Deepali
      August 18, 2012

      You’re so right, Ninay. I’m figuring that out too as I have some great experiences along the way. Thanks so much for stopping by.

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  10. ioanna aggelidaki
    September 2, 2012

    Guilty of topographical disorientation too! I guess people like us enjoy the journey more! :) Love to read you!

    • Deepali
      September 2, 2012

      wow, kindred spirit :-) You’re so right…we have more fun cuz getting lost is just another way of saying ‘going exploring’. I’m so glad you like my posts. You have a very nice blog yourself that i love to follow. Your writing is witty and fun! Thanks for stopping by.

  11. Curt Mekemson
    September 8, 2012

    Hoorah for detours. I always loved the Robert Frost poem… “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood and I took the one less travelled by.” Enjoy your blogs. Thanks for stopping by mine.

    • Deepali
      September 9, 2012

      Thanks, Curt. That poem in my favorite :-) Your posts on Burning Man 2012 are awesome! Thanks for sharing.

      • Curt Mekemson
        September 10, 2012

        My pleasure… glad you enjoy the tales about Burning Man.

  12. fgassette
    September 20, 2012

    Sorry for taking so long to respond was trying to catch up after my trip. But Welcome! Thank you for subscribing to follow my blog. I hope you are encouraged, inspired and enjoy the photos I take of life events as seen through the lens of my camera.

    • Deepali
      September 22, 2012

      You have a lovely blog! I enjoy your posts a lot as the photos and narratives are just awesome.

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  14. The Retiring Sort
    October 14, 2012

    Just wanted to let you know I have nominated you for the Adventurous Blogger Award. I hope this will be welcome news for you. If you prefer not to accept the award, I certainly understand, but I hope you will visit the other nominees, and they will visit you, just the same. To see the other nominees and rules for accepting the award, please visit my post at – All the best!

  15. ferragudofan
    December 8, 2012

    You are a Beautiful Blogger! Hope you will accept this award from a fan!

  16. Ritu KT
    February 4, 2013

    I really liked your blog name; the intruduction is really sweet :) Happy blogging!

  17. Lily Mugford
    April 14, 2013

    Thought provoking, I try to embrace life’s surprise detours, You are right, life is not so much about the plan, it is about the detours.

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    July 3, 2013

    Thank you for following the 4feet2mouths travel & food blog.

  19. Alison and Don
    March 16, 2014

    Hi Deepali, nice to meet you, and to explore your blog. Fabulous photos! I know it’s been ages (we’ve been without internet for a while) but thank you for the ‘like’ on the post about Bolivia. I’m glad you enjoyed it. Cheers, Alison

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