On the south-east coast of India, the unique melting pot of Pondicherry combines French colonial history with an Indian interest in all things spiritual. It’s sunrise on the Promenade at Pondicherry and the fishing boats are chugging back to shore through a carpet of orange-tinted sea. Behind the statue of Gandhi opposite the old lighthouse Read More
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It was time to celebrate with our Flight of Fantasy crew. The happening was planned so that the kids could see their dance video on a projector and get the feeling of being seen on the big screen. I was in Helsinki eagerly waiting to hear how it was there in Saki Naka. I asked Read More
This is the Saki Naka Pipeline in Mumbai. You won’t find it in the “what to do” section of your travel guide, but it would be right at home in the “what to feel” section. I am standing outside the frame of the photograph with my friend Manish Gawde. Next to us is Ashley Pereira, Read More
In a small impoverished village in the Indian countryside, the ladies are wrapping themselves in blankets to keep out the evening chill. The village, in the eastern state of Odisha, is home to a community of Dalits, or to give them their less savory name, Untouchables, on the lowest rung of the caste ladder. The Read More
If you’re reading this under the chilly skies of the northern European winter, I apologize. There is no way I can avoid sounding smug, but I am sitting on the balcony of a converted ‘haveli’ mansion in Jaipur, India, with bougainvillea soaked in sunshine and parakeets flapping through the trees. Not far away from the Read More
A new episode in my history as a tourist has been written. A week in Mumbai and the hill station city of Mahabaleshvar has certainly left a big impression on me. No, I didn’t bump into Bollywood stars. Much better – I encountered genuine Indian people and their hospitality.