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Redefining Both Vacation and Work – My Three Weeks in Bali

At the end of 2014 and start of 2015, I spent 3 weeks in Bali, which led to some insights about the nature of both vacation and work for entrepreneurs in the 21st century – and how I started to … Continue reading

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Colombia’s Beauty Mania: Vignettes from the Curve Lines

Colombia is extraordinarily proud of its women. Before I arrived, every person who had been here (and several who hadn’t), whether male or female, would emit a quiet whistle and say “Colombia! Oh boy, the women there!” What’s the best … Continue reading

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The Right Turning: Travel and Graham Greene

The essay below was commissioned by Outlook Traveller. They asked me for a piece on Graham Greene that reviewed 3-4 of his books, yet kept as focus the theme of travel in Greene’s work. However, since they haven’t published it in … Continue reading

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Bridges in Sadiya

This is the last of my columns on Northeast India for First City magazine, a double feature combining August and September’s columns (which does make it a bit long, but I hope worthwhile). Comments, etc. welcomed. ————————– Bridges in Sadiya You’re … Continue reading

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Tawang

July’s column (and pictures, also mine) for First City magazine. Comments welcome. ————— Tawang Say it with me; let the name roll gently of your tongue: Tawang. The moment I first heard that name, I knew I would go there one … Continue reading

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Consuming Kohima (Part 2): Chewing at Night

This month’s post for First City magazine. Comments welcome. ————————— Consuming Kohima (Part II): Chewing at Night Author’s note: It’s been my explicit intention in these columns not to delve into the conflicts that plague Northeast India, since I believe it … Continue reading

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Consuming Kohima (Part 1): Tasting by Day

May’s column for First City magazine. Comments welcome! ——————————————— Consuming Kohima (Part I): Tasting By Day Like most people, my first impressions of Nagaland come from Dimapur, the most widely used border crossing for all visitors to Nagaland via Assam. If … Continue reading

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On Roads Less Travelled

April’s column for First City magazine. Pliz to comment. ——————————— On Roads Less Travelled A Musical Introduction “Here”, he said, thrusting a hard-bound copy of Amartya Sen’s The Argumentative Indian into my hands. “Sit down and read this. I have just one … Continue reading

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Magical Mystery Majuli

March’s column for First City magazine. Bouquets and brickbats welcome. —————————– Magical Mystery Majuli As we walked towards the ornate arched gateway, I mentally prepared myself for a bit of a wait. Like all other visitors to northeast India, I’d … Continue reading

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Sardines in Paradise

Here is this month’s column for First City magazine. Comments more than welcome. ————————————— Sardines in Paradise When you imagine great road trips, I’ll wager that sitting hunched up in a Tata Sumo cheek-by-jowl with nine other passengers isn’t one of … Continue reading

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