Mumbai movie mania

Photo courtesy: Humajunn Peerzaada — Wikimedia Commons

Flying into Mumbai, the old familiar odour hit the senses as soon as I exited the airport. Nothing seemed to have changed in my five-year absence. The traffic was chaotic; the sound of horns trumpeted the vast city; and the heat and humidity glued my clothes to my back. In spite of these discomforts, I was excited to return. Continue reading Mumbai movie mania

India’s Ellora and Ajanta Caves

On another tourist’s recommendation, I travelled north-east to the Buddhist caves cut into the side of a mountain. Some were elaborate, others simple, but all had a musty smell. Continue reading India’s Ellora and Ajanta Caves

One hundred years of hatred

Tamil disappearances protest photo courtesy: Vikalpa Groundviews — Wikimedia Commons

The Sinhalese believe they are the superior race. In spite of the Veddha (the first people of Lanka), the Sinhalese believe they are the original inhabitants of the island for over 2500 years. Unlike the Tamils, they claim they have no other motherland even though they came from Bengal. They believe everyone else is there to exploit the country. Continue reading One hundred years of hatred

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