28 05, 2018

A border runs through it

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28 05, 2018

How to Eat,Pray and Live in Amritsar

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30 05, 2017

The forgotten French colony of Chandernagore

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I had heard bits and pieces about Chandernagore over the years. It was one of the first outposts of India’s colonial past, a French colony rather like Puducherry. The taxi driver we hired for the day from Kolkata stared blankly when we told him our destination. When realization dawned he said: “Oh…Chandonnogar. But there is […]

25 11, 2016

Making every moment count

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It was just two days after terrorists massacred 20 people at the Holey Artisan Bakery and Restaurant in the Dhaka neighbourhood where I live. Among those killed were three young students, alumni of the school where my daughter studies. I was at the time in the U.S. on vacation with my family, but the event was still too close to […]

25 11, 2016

Temple Beyond Piety

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I do not have pleasant memories of my visits to the popular temples of Puri and Palani. I was jostled by unruly crowds and hustled by avaricious touts peddling special sightings of the Lord in exchange for a few rupees.

27 04, 2016

Face to face with nakedness at Norway’s Vigeland Sculpture Park

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We gaze at the Monolith, a tower made of human bodies, naked limbs and hair, entwined with each other, reaching for the heavens. It is 46 feet tall and carved out of a single stone, perhaps an ode to the noble, existential struggle of all humankind. There are more sculptures set on blocks of stone, […]

29 02, 2016

Common Roots

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16 02, 2016

Good Evening Vietnam

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My article on the National Geographic Traveller website can be read here.

4 01, 2016

Walking to the World’s end

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Where is the end of the world? Is it in the deepest floor of a great blue ocean, or the highest tip of  a  bare, bleached mountain ? Is it at that taut line where the sky kisses the earth and the eyes can see no further? Or is it the dark point at the […]

28 11, 2015

Crowning Glory

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