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Idle Thoughts at the End of a Pleasure Trip

I’m just back from a whirlwind trip of Rajasthan. Travelled across three cities and the Thar in five days by road, on ramshackle buses, checking into hotels just to spend the night. The most memorable part of our itinerary was

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A Tryst with Ladakh

When I decided to join my friends on their trip to Leh-Ladakh, I had only the faintest idea of what I was going in for. I was badly in need of a break; for the longest time, my life seemed

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On Rape Culture (and the Peddling of Convenient Theories by Armchair Critics)

As I settled down to write yet another nauseating article on the repeated rapes being reported across India, I decided to dig into some news items about rapes—I can’t vouch for the veracity or wisdom of news published in the

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Love of the Land

“It will come to you, this love of the land. There’s no gettin’ away from it if you’re Irish.” – Gerald O’Hara in Gone with the Wind My friends and I went out to watch Kamal Haasan’s Vishwaroopam yesterday. While

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Been There. Done That.

It’s not such a bad idea to flip through old papers and brick-bats, is it? There was a time, I remember, when I used to collect each travel ticket I purchased. Everyday. That had resulted in quite a number of

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