Veer Badhra Mishra, at the Krishna Lila, Tulsi ghat, Varanasi, 1997. I was saddened to hear the news this week of the death of Mahantji’s, and it led me to dig out the picture of him at his beloved … Continue reading
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Poverty is both absolute and relative, and also worth viewing through the lens of history too. This wonderful essay on the current state of India by William Dalrymple in The New Statesman points out the historical nature of poverty: In the … Continue reading
Last weekend’s FT piece about ‘ideas conferences’ by James Crabtree in the FT, reminded me of a post I wrote over 7 years ago on Indian tea shops, the internet and blogging. The blog for Ideas Bazaar (version 1) is … Continue reading
This Guardian article about loos with a view put me in mind of my favourite spot for a meditative poo – the regal toilet in the master bedroom (1 of just at the Sheesh Mahal Palace Hotel in Orchha, Madhya … Continue reading
During all my travels in India I never came across these wells in Western India – "known as stepwells, also called bawdi (Hindi बावड़ी) or baoli (Hindi:बावली), are in essence wells in which the water can be reached by descending … Continue reading
From a junk shop in India, found on an old hard drive. No idea what sort of publication it came from.
I’ve always had an interest in broadband. In what for me, at a very personal level, was the clearest sign yet of the ascendancy of India, I discovered that some old friends, in city in one of the most undeveloped … Continue reading