Category Archives: tourism

In Lansdowne, the crickets drown out John Denver

In Lansdowne, the crickets drown out John Denver. We sit outside in the gathering dusk, our ears attuned to the insects in the trees. Swaty is quiet. She slouches in a plastic chair with her feet up on the parapet … Continue reading

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Replugging the Eid trip to Gwalior

A bird was trilling somewhere in the branches above my head as I walked towards the tamarind tree next to Tansen’s tomb. Legend has it that chewing its leaves bestows upon the eater a singing voice akin to that of … Continue reading

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Staying at the Neemrana Fort Palace

Being a fan of modern plumbing, I am usually not too keen to spend time in 15th-century forts. But heritage hotels are different and an off-site office meet at the Neemrana Fort Palace was just what the doctor ordered. Harry … Continue reading

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Of India, Sexual Racism and Shilpa Shetty

Click here for the Richard Gere – Shilpa Shetty kissing controversy Ok, so this isn’t directly linked to Shilpa Shetty on Big Brother but felt I had to share it with you guys. The Times Big Brother blog linked to … Continue reading

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Of India, Sexual Racism and Shilpa Shetty

Click here for the Richard Gere – Shilpa Shetty kissing controversy Ok, so this isn’t directly linked to Shilpa Shetty on Big Brother but felt I had to share it with you guys. The Times Big Brother blog linked to … Continue reading

Posted in Big Brother, india, racism, sexual harassment, Shilpa Shetty, tourism | 4 Comments