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Posts tagged ‘Travel Writing’

Travel is the essence of life

By Prithvijeet Sinha
while Seven Years In Tibet shares a spiritual arc of deep evolution through the protagonist's (Brad Pitt) travels in Tibet, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara is perfectly clued to the metropolitan, global, post-millennial truth of young 30 plus Indians who can financially and emotionally commit to extended trips to foreign locations.

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Christmas in Fiji

By Annie Surdi
I didn’t get to see the famous Fijian resorts. But I got to spend a lot of time with Evelyn and her family. I began learning so much more about their culture and their way of life. If I had had been in a resort, I would have just been sunbathing or scuba diving and I wouldn’t have been so immersed in their culture.

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Some variety: : Translation of a few short stories of Subimal Misra

By Subimal Misra
They leave the young girls in such a state that they’re unable to stand up for the next two or three days. We didn’t like hearing all that. Ordering a few bottles of mahua and holding the two girls in my arms, I entered the room.

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A boot of one’s own

By Ritushree Sengupta
The maker of the boots had chosen them over a sobbing lover probably because she knew the value of freedom which one has to earn over the wise and silly, silly and wise years of experiences.

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Travelling with Mary Hopkins

By Kavita Ezekiel Mendonca
Being short in stature, I could not reach the handle bars in the train, so I had to hold on to my boyfriend’s waist. Once, I actually held on to another man’s waist, and apologized profusely when I discovered my mistake.

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Contents – Travel: Cities, Places, People (Issue 45)

Contents – Travel: Cities, Places, People (Issue 45)

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Guest-Editorial – Travel: Cities, Places, People

By Nishi Pulugurtha
Travel is about negotiating with the known and the unknown, the familiar and the unfamiliar. It brings in ideas of negotiation, urban planning, history, architecture, space, food, memory, exile, emigration, and colonialism. As a free, voluntary, spontaneous movement, travel could be contrasted to ideas of displacement. This brings into contention as to who can and who cannot travel, an important idea in today’s world, where violence has caused forced displacement of people.

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From the Womb of Wien

By Srirupa Dhar
Close to the cathedral is perhaps the most remarkable of places – the Mozarthaus. Even after seven years, I feel the surreal feel of walking into the domestic life of one of the greatest human minds. This Mozarthaus located at 5, Domgasse was the maestro’s rented home (on the first floor) and has seen some of the most celebratory phases of his life from 1784 to 1787.

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A Bibliophile’s Sauntering in and around London

By Nabanita Sengupta
I could visualise the grand ball dances being organised there with the entire beaux and belles of the town. I visualized the maidens and their suitors - Jane and Bingley, Emma and Knightly. Elizabeth and Darcy were not dancing, I visualized them sitting across each other, trying to outdo one another in haughtiness. What a treat to the eyes it was! Even when I returned home, I remained star-struck.

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Here and There: My experiences with food

By Usha Banerjee
What is ‘Dev Bhoomi-Uttarakhand’ to tourists from all across the planet is home to me now. While tourists flock to these pleasant valleys for some calm, peace, and serenity, I run to board flights that land in crowded bustling noisy streets of Calcutta, the place I call home. Long working days with busy chores pass away easily, when I begin to calculate the number of days remaining for vacations that take me home – my City of Joy – Calcutta for me, Kolkata for others.

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Celebration of Everywoman

By Ilakshee Bhuyan Nath
Chugging my way across the Brahmaputra on a country boat to Dhemaji, I look into its waters, which also carry the sediments and the waters of its many tributaries, I wonder if there ever was an art-piece to celebrate the lives of these women weavers, what would their hearts be filled with? Perhaps if their meditations on the loom travelled, they would receive the same love across time and space. An art to celebrate the life of everywoman. 

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