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Trunk Call – On the Thrissur Pooram

Posted by on Apr 11, 2011 in Features | 0 comments

The Madathil Varavu, or temple entry of the elephants at the Thrissur Pooram

Mint Lounge(Wall Street Journal India), 9 April 2011.

On the Thrissur Pooram, festival of sound and fury.


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The rain train – travelling through Kerala in the monsoon

Posted by on Jan 19, 2011 in Travel Writing | 0 comments

(14 hours and 600km in pouring rain – on spending a day in a train with the South West Monsoons on India’s west coast.)

(This piece appears in the Jan 2011 issue of India Today Travel Plus. There is no direct web link to the piece. This is a part of the special year-end edition – India, the all weather country. It has pieces on each state in India in one of the 4 seasons. This piece is about Kerala in the monsoon.).

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A day with the South West monsoon

Posted by on Nov 5, 2009 in Personal | 3 comments

(A variation of this piece was published in India Today Travel Plus. See here for that (edited, pruned) version – below is the original piece written right after the journey.)

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