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Heaven is a place called Surajkund

Ispent an incredible week in Surajkund recently — it was my first trip there. You may know it — it’s a beautifully rugged place up north, even fur... »
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Sound bytes: Members of a kavi sammelan record Hindi poetry in a BBC studio.

In search of poetry

Today poetry provides more questions than answers, but maybe it continues to exist, and has simply changed address
If poetry ever provided answers, these aren’t those times. That’s what I thought returning last week from the Hindi Academy’s annual function, Bha... »
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Mix and match: The merits of various brushes, the chemicals in different colours can set the pulse racing even before one has embarked on the act itself. Photo: K Ananthan
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Anyone for Hooker’s green

There’s nothing quite like a good how-to book. One of the favourites on my bookshelf is a heavy hardback called The Complete Watercolour Artist... »
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Underwater: An aerial view of Srinagar from an IAF helicopter

Coming up for air

“We had just finished dinner, when a local sarpanch rushed to our village to warn us that the water had changed course and had started flowing tow... »
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The gap… mind it

Ritu Agarwal, a banker in Delhi, was on her way to London for an extended training trip. At the swanky new airport in Delhi, she stood in the chec... »
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Trendsetters: Maria Rebello was the first Indian woman referee to receive FIFA certification: - Photo: GP Sampath Kumar;

The whistleblowers

At the ongoing Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, all eyes in India are on its 500-odd participating athletes. Regardless of who wins or loses,... »
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