Monthly Archives: September 2014

Photo blog: Kasauli – a weekend getaway

Mapping the view at Sunset Point, Kasauli This British-era cantonment town in Himachal Pradesh is a cozy weekend retreat for tourists escaping the heat of the plains. The mist rolls in at odd hours, sometimes accompanied by squalls and – … Continue reading

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Notes from a Kashmir trip: Part 2 – The German flag, Cupid, and Naseeruddin Shah

It seems hard to believe that just a few weeks ago, before the flash floods hit Kashmir, the Dal Lake in Srinagar was teeming with carefree tourists lounging in canopied shikaras. On a balmy August evening, boatman Bashir steered us … Continue reading

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Photo blog: A visit to Chandni Chowk, Delhi

Crumbling havelis, chaos in its alleys, dangling power cables and the all-permeating aroma of something edible bubbling away in some unseen cauldron. And yet, this bustling Mughal-era market retains its charm. Photos clicked on my Nokia Lumia 925 with added … Continue reading

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Notes from a Kashmir trip: Part 1 – Srinagar, flatbread, and the Bengali connection

Some minutes before our aeroplane landed in Srinagar – Kashmir’s summer capital – disembodied voices floated to my ears from the seats behind me. A woman was addressing a girl of six or seven, perhaps her daughter, urging her to … Continue reading

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