Category Archives: india

Go Goa Gone

Hot. Humid. Honey Singh on the beach. His songs, that is. Signboards in Russian. Even the books in Calangute resort library are in Russian. Mills and Boon from the looks of them. Beach. Red flag. Dogs in the sea. Click! … Continue reading

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Fiction – Coffee Break

There I was, minding my own business, slurping my Java Chip Frappuccino and staring at the Kindle in my hand, lost in a medieval fantasy far removed from the sweltering streets of New Delhi — when she walked in. It … Continue reading

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Why you should watch "Tanu Weds Manu Returns"

While the rest of India sizzled in the 40 degree heat, Bollywood baked some unexpected May treats for movie fans. And set up a tough fight for this year’s best actress honours. Deepika Padukone (“Piku“) squares off against the twin … Continue reading

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Notes from a Kashmir trip: Part 3 – The Tulian trek

The Lidder is ice-cold. I dip my toe in the water, but instinctively retract it. I marvel at my colleague Sankalp and two Kashmiri friends who shed their clothes for a quick dunk in this burbling river at a campsite … Continue reading

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In Pics: Garden of Five Senses, New Delhi

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In Pics: Weekend trip to Manali and Rohtang

Photos clicked on my Nokia Lumia 925 with added Instagram effects. A couple near the #Rohtang Pass         This cyclist is a long, long way from home. On the way back from #Rohtang Pass, near #Manali A … 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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