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Six Notable Indian Books of 2014

Six Notable Indian Books of 2014

Here’s our annual list of some of the best books published by Indian writers in 2014, all of which made it onto the Notable Books of 2014 selected by the…

Priya Shakti: The Rise of a New Superhero

Priya Shakti: The Rise of a New Superhero

As with Gotham, which got the hero it deserved in the form of Batman, India has a new comic book superheroine Priya Shakti. Created in the wake of the brutal gang rape…

An insiders View from Vashisht, Himachal Pradesh

An insiders View from Vashisht, Himachal Pradesh

I’ve had the pleasure of calling Himachal Pradesh, the Northern Indian state where they grow the best apples and where the Tibetan Government-In-Exile is located, my home for the past…

David Vaala’s ‘Ladakh’

David Vaala’s ‘Ladakh’

Many books have been published on the high altitude snow kingdom of Ladakh, but few as wonderful as this new tome by photographer David Vaala, whose 5 year immersion has…

Unique India tips from some of the world’s top tour operators

Unique India tips from some of the world’s top tour operators

Dal Lake Kashmir My favourite place in India is Kashmir, in particular Dal Lake. The scenery of mountains and lakes is stunning, and there is something magical about being away…

The Best Indian Guidebooks for your suitcase: Our Verdict

The Best Indian Guidebooks for your suitcase: Our Verdict

Guidebooks are getting more complex these days: some of them are moving purely into the digital market, others such as the Love Travel Guides offering a sort of true insiders…

Eland Reissue: On A Shoestring To Coorg: An Experience Of Southern India

Eland Reissue: On A Shoestring To Coorg: An Experience Of Southern India

A great event, this month, to see Eland reissuing On A Shoestring To Coorg: An Experience Of Southern India by the indomitable Dervla Murphy, now 84. Set in 1973, this book…

Qawalli at the tomb of Hazrat Nizamuddin in East Delhi

Qawalli at the tomb of Hazrat Nizamuddin in East Delhi

Qawwali, or Sufi devotional music, is practised around the world, but there are few places so atmospheric, nor offering such a fine example of the art as that found at…

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