Category Archives: Travel

FOOTHILLS OF THE HIMALAYAS , SIMLA AND MANALI

The drive from Haridwar to Simla or Shimla looked a short distance on the map but as with most of Indian roads it took longer than planned. Slow means more interesting though, and 5 minutes spent in a traffic jam … Continue reading

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BACK TO DELHI AND ON TO HARIDWAR

I always found going back to Delhi exciting and this blog is an amalgam of back to Delhi from Nepal, and ten months later back to Delhi from France before a road trip up to Kashmir, which apparently was on … Continue reading

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Nepal ..Beautiful Country, Great people, But let down by politicians

I was lying on my Calcutta Hotel bed , keeping a vigilant eye on the bathroom door, as beyond lay the fast growing green black slime of the tropics which was threatening to break in to the already dank bedroom, … Continue reading

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CALCUTTA A CITY OF CULTURE AND REFUGEES..draft

” Poverty and Pride..Side by Side”  Rudyard Kipling on Calcutta “You are never alone in Calcutta” Michael Jennings The Howrah Mail  ( “ the superfastmail train of Indian railways connecting two metropolitan cities of India, Kolkata and Chennai” ..Fast is all rather … Continue reading

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COCHI AND THE KERALA BACKWATERS

The flights from Varanesi to Cochi took most of the day as I had a long stopover at Mumbai. Intransit these days one could be anywhere in the world , the same set off uninspiring duty free shops with watches, … Continue reading

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VARANASI THE HOLY CITY

The corner shop next to the Gulnor hotel had the most delicious of vegetable samosas, so with four of these and some fruit and water I was ready for the night train to Varanasi. I had organised with Abid at … Continue reading

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RETURN TO DELHI

We had experienced a torrential downpour on the drive back from Agra and now the seasonal monsoon had belatedly arrived in Delhi. It is quite impressive to see the absolute ferocity of an attack from the dark skies. The cycle … Continue reading

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