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My 30th Birthday Summer Solstice #Microadventure
3 years ago

My 30th Birthday Summer Solstice #Microadventure

Here, in pictures, is how I celebrated my 30th year of life on Earth and the summer solstice in one awesome Indian microadventure. Enjoy!
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Preparing for the 3rd Himalayan XC Marathon
4 years ago

Preparing for the 3rd Himalayan XC Marathon

As I’ve  said a few times, one of my goals for 2014 is to run a marathon in under 3:30. A goal like this forces me to take my health …
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3rd Himalayan X-Country Marathon Challenge
4 years ago

3rd Himalayan X-Country Marathon Challenge

On May 2nd I’ll be competing in the 3rd Himalayan XC Marathon organised by the guys at Running and Living. In short this means that I’ll be taking a week out of my life to run 13 miles (21 km) up a mountain in the Indian Himalayas before turning around and running 13 miles back down again.
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The River of Life
11 years ago

The River of Life

Fools, who would search for the soul of India in the cold and sombre shadows of her many tombs and temples! May your tour be long and consuming, for while …
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The Beggars of Delhi’s Main Bazaar
11 years ago

The Beggars of Delhi’s Main Bazaar

Ajay has no muscles in his legs. He moves, crablike, by grabbing the balls of his feet with his seemingly huge hands, muscled by their continuous labour, and using his …
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Balaji Bhavan – Review
11 years ago

Balaji Bhavan – Review

Pleased, I went back to my room and he followed me, still talking. Then, suddenly, he patted my crotch and asked me if I wanted to “make homosex”!
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The Skies and the Streets of Dwarka – Part 2
11 years ago

The Skies and the Streets of Dwarka – Part 2

Of course that is only the romanticism of a mind with too much time and too little purpose. These streets were not ‘made’ at all. They are a consequence: the result of the construction of houses and homes, shacks and shelters sprung from the ground in spontaneous unplanned disarray. Theirs is the confusion of India herself.
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The Skies and the Streets of Dwarka – Part 1
11 years ago

The Skies and the Streets of Dwarka – Part 1

Mark Twain said of Indians that “with them all life appears to be sacred except human life”. Walking along the riverside in Dwarka it occurred to me that dog life …
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