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The White Topi

The bicycle rode by, a middle-aged man astride. Or maybe he was slightly older than middle-aged. I couldn’t tell you because I was more focused on the white topi (cap) atop his head. Everything about him was as ordinary as … Continue reading

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Travel Tales: Odisha

Odisha is perhaps India’s best kept secret. I visited this gentle state recently and felt like I had entered one of Satyajit Ray’s films from the 1950s. Fields of paddy cover the land as far as the eye can see. … Continue reading

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Marathwada Diaries: Where Everyone Knows Your Name

You know that feeling when you walk down the street and people call you by your name? As a city-dweller, I’m not used to it. I consider myself lucky that my neighbourhood grocer and cornershop proprietor recognize me enough to … Continue reading

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“Give” ideas for Diwali, Christmas and other festivals

It’s festival season all over the world, with some of the most commercial festivals cropping up soon. I love this season because it encourages us to think of our friends and families; in a world that is increasingly shrinking inwards … Continue reading

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