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Journey After Midnight

Journey After Midnight

By UJJAL DOSANJH

Click here to buy Journey After Midnight Stuck in bed that morning, I turned on the television to keep myself occupied. The lead story on the BCTV noon news showed a group of angry Sikhs attacking the Indian tricolour-raising ceremony at the home of the Consul General of India in West Vancouver. A police helicopter could be [...]

Himalaya

Himalaya

By Ruskin Bond and Namita Gokhale

Click here to buy Himalaya INTRODUCTION This collection of essays and musings evokes the majesty of the tallest, and youngest, mountains in the world—sky-high peaks that were once the ocean floor. Variously known as Sagarmatha, Chomolungma or Everest, the highest peak on our planet stands tall at 8848 metres. Its [...]

The Case of Lady Sannox

The Case of Lady Sannox

By Arthur Conan Doyle

Click here to buy The Case of Lady Sannox The Doctors of Hoyland Doctor James Ripley was always looked upon as an exceedingly lucky dog by all of the profession who knew him. His father had preceded him in a practice in the village of Hoyland, in the north of Hampshire, and all was ready for him on the very [...]

The Sand Libraries of Timbuktu

The Sand Libraries of Timbuktu

By Rohinton Daruwala

Click here to buy The Sand Libraries of Timbuktu Your Name It comes to me with a soft shock of pleasure, finding your name in print or in speech. Surely your name does not embody you. You cannot be spelled out in a few letters. Yet, there are times, interrupted in thought, your name [...]

A Full Night’s Thievery

A Full Night’s Thievery

By Mitra Phukan

Click here to buy A Full Night’s ThieveryThe Rings The office peon brought in the afternoon mail. Harish Babu stretched his arms and yawned. This was the time when his energy levels flagged and his concentration wandered. He wondered if he should ask for another coffee to be brought in, then decided [...]

Istanbul Istanbul

Istanbul Istanbul

By Burhan Sönmez

Click here to buy Istanbul Istanbul “It’s actually a long story but I’ll be brief,” I said. “No one had ever seen so much snow in Istanbul. When the two nuns left Saint George’s Hospital in Karaköy in the dead of night to go to the Church of Saint Anthony of Padua to break the bad news, there were scores of dead birds [...]

Up Campus, Down Campus

Up Campus, Down Campus

By Avijit Ghosh

Click here to buy Up Campus, Down FIRST IMPRESSIONS Every university campus, like a song, has its own cadence. Anyone who steps inside must discover its secret rhythm. The lucky ones find something more than home. Others just meander through a bunch of semesters meaninglessly and leave without memories much like a careless [...]

Garrisoned Minds

Garrisoned Minds

By Laxmi Murthy and Mitu Varma

Click here to buy Garrisoned Minds The garrison, which is a military institution that keeps armed men and their families safe within a physical space that reproduces their homes, has become a permanent fixture of everyday life in Northeast India. Such places are found all over the world, especially in places where an army has been [...]

The Sleepwalker’s Dream

The Sleepwalker’s Dream

By Dhrubajyoti Borah

Click here to buy The Sleepwalker's Dreams The fallen autumn leaves crunched softly underfoot, a crackly sound interspersed with heavy breathing. The surrounding forest was a web of silence. The sky above was a pale shade of blue already heavy with the cold of the approaching winter. Pale, cold and silent, the snow-capped [...]

Gulbadan

Gulbadan

By Rumer Godden

Click here to buy Gulbadan Babur loved Kabul, then the centre of his domain. It stands, an oasis in a plain girdled with ridges of bare, red rock, hills almost fossilised that rise to mountains where the snow seldom melts, yet the city is fertile, a river runs through it and a line of trees marks the old canal. Babur had been pleased to [...]

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  • Tibetan Caravans
    Tibetan Caravans

    Born into an eminent merchant family in Ladakh in 1918, Khwaja Abdul Wahid Radhu, often described as ‘the last caravaneer of Tibet and Central Asia’, led an unusual life of adventure, inspiration and enlightenment. His ancestors and elders, and later he, had the honour of leading the biannual caravan between Ladakh and Tibet, which carried […]

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