Montmartre: Artists, Writers and Petrolheads

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I didn’t think much of Moulin Rouge as a film, but I did like the depiction of Montmartre. Somehow, the idea of a village within Paris that was home to writers, painters, drinkers and artists seemed incurably romantic. And I’m …

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Vineyard in Paris: Clos Montmartre

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There were some things that I didn’t believe until I saw them with my own eyes on my travels. These include: The size of the Pyramids (HOW big?) The sight of a mirage in the desert Just how stunning the …

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Tibetan Protest

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Today in Guwahati is hunger strike day. Under canopies set out on the grass in front of the lake in Nehru park, several hundred people sit cross-legged in silence. Some have overalls saying ‘Stop torture in Tibet’ or ‘China out …

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I am not a wimp

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I consider it a good day in India if I don’t get asked the following questions at least ten times: “Which country are you from?”, “Are you married?”, “What’s your job?”, “Are you travelling alone?”. (The last one has a …

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