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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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The Butterfly Effect of Kaziranga

As of this month, I begin a monthly column for First City, Delhi’s primary city magazine, on my travels in northeast India. Since First City doesn’t seem to believe in having a website, here is the first article. Comments more than welcome. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Surface by Siddhartha Deb

My review of Siddhartha Deb’s Surface, that appeared in this month’s India Today Travel Plus. My brief was to focus on the travel aspects of the book. And it was eventually published with the title “Beyond the Surface”. Comments welcome. ——————— Pursuing the … Continue reading

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Lilting, Lulling Ranikhet

An article in The Hindu on the possibilities of a weekend getaway from Delhi to Ranikhet.

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Mixed Feelings about Mist

An unpublished poem ——————————– Naukuchiyatal. Mist dweller I have mixed feelings about mist. Because it obscures. Two weeks ago, It prevented me from seeing the Trishul and Nanda Devi peaks from Mukteshwar It prevented me from reading while settled in … Continue reading

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