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Category Archives: Travel
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
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
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
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
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
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