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My war on waste

I’ve been doing some activism in my kitchen lately — by launching a war on waste. After a few months of trying to waste as little as possible – my conclusion is that not wasting requires a pretty involved effort … Continue reading

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Fifty shades of everything but grey

On a drive from Pondicherry to Thanjavur two weekends ago, I had to keep my sunglasses on at all times because there are some eye-poppingly bright buildings along the way. I’ve driven up and down Tamil Nadu’s highways quite a … Continue reading

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Nicobar travel piece in The Hindu

The Hindu published a shorter version of my travel to Trinket in the Nicobar archipelago to meet Gopinath Jeem. You can read it here.

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“I just want a diesel generator” – A travelogue from the Nicobar islands

Our boat approached the abandoned and lonely shores of the island of Trinket in the Nicobar archipelago in the Andaman Sea. The beach was littered with the grotesque trunks of dead trees where a man now appeared. He was wearing a … Continue reading

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Photo of the week: Alhambra

In the days since I returned from Granada I have found myself thinking excitedly, “I have seen the Alhambra! I have seen the Alhambra!!.” The Alhambra was built in the 14th century by the North African Islamic rulers of the … Continue reading

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Photo of the week: Indian style public transport

Could they possibly have crammed any more people into, on top of or outside the vehicle? When we say mass transport in India, we mean it. This picture of an Indian auto or ‘tuk-tuk’ was taken on a road two … Continue reading

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Travel piece on Laos

My piece on Laos was published in the February issue of Forbes India. You can read it here.

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