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India
October 5, 2020

Remnants of the Raj

An Indian traveler attempts to come to terms with the complex legacy of British colonialism. Like every Indian, I too lament the many ills inflicted upon us by the British…
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India
September 14, 2020

Delving into Delhi’s ‘Slum’

A traveler takes in the colors and energy of the Sanjay Colony outside New Delhi, forcing her to rethink her assumptions of what it means to live in a "slum."…
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India
June 16, 2020

Beyond Bollywood

A filmmaker travels to Mumbai and discovers the reality behind some of Bollywood's most emotional movies.   Once we landed in Mumbai and descended the plane, we were greeted by…
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India
April 22, 2020

The Land of High Passes

Dangerous weather on India's highest plateau forces a traveler to choose between safety and adventure. I gave up telling people my plans to go to Ladakh because the responses were…
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India
January 18, 2020

Assault on the Senses

A writer attempts to describe the intensity of India while avoiding the ultimate cliché. When the journalist Christopher Hitchens went to Prague during the final years of communism, he made…
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India
November 11, 2019

Street Dancing with Shiva

In an ancient city in southern India, a traveler observes a local religious festival and unexpectedly ends up in the middle of the action. In the ancient Sri Meenakshi Amman…
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India
August 12, 2019

The Boy on the Train to Goa

On a long voyage across India, an Australian woman meets a local boy and soon discovers how vastly different their two worlds are. A sleeper carriage on an Indian train…
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AsiaIndia
March 11, 2019

The God of Snakes – Scaling The Himalayan peak of Nag Tibba

I was walking. I kept walking through the rocky trail as my body could feel the weight of every step I took. The sun shone bright, but the air was…
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AsiaIndia
December 21, 2018

The Kingdom of the Tiger

A writer recounts his doomed attempt to photograph a Bengal tiger in India's Jim Corbett National Park. While my friend and I were merrily interning at an NGO in the…
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AsiaIndia
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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