Culture  /  Published 05.05.19

Warmth of the staff makes a holiday memorable

Years ago, I came across Biswas moshai in the pages of a Bengali short story collection. Biswas moshai was the creation of Banaphool in a tale about a family on pilgrimage to Haridwar. From the time t...
By Bitan Sikdar in

India  /  Published 19.04.19

A Raja’s comeback trek in picture postcard hills

The picture postcard British-built town of Ooty, famous for its toy train, boat rides on its lake, and centuries old botanical garden, is famous as Tamil Nadu’s very own Queen of the Hills. This ele...
By Bitan Sikdar in Ooty

Books  /  Published 16.12.19

Life in the tea estates of Ooty

Kannan, splendidly clad in the uniform of the Estates and Agency Company, immaculate white trousers and coat with polished brass buttons, was waiting for me when I stepped out of the Blue Mountain Exp...
By M. Ravindran and Saaz Aggarwal in


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