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Thomas Heaton

April 26, 2020

Conversations with the Gardener

An expat in Kathmandu and his Nepali gardener attempt to bridge the gap of culture and language as they face the uncertainty of Covid-19 together. Knees creaking, ankles cracking, I…
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November 13, 2018

Nimrah the Baker

Parsi baking culture survives in the heart of India, where Nimrah and his staff of 70 pump out tens of thousands of cookies a day. Our correspondent sampled a few.…
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November 2, 2018

Shantha the Rasta

Over many glasses of Arrack, a local coconut based spirit, Thomas Heaton hears a firsthand account of how the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami is still affecting lives on Sri Lanka's coast. …
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Travel journal
June 11, 2018

The Local Bus

After a 9 day hike through the mountains of Western Nepal, Thomas Heaton was looking forward to a comfortable ride back to Pokhara. Then the local bus pulled up... I…
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