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Identically different

A building with 24 floors is bound to have many residents.And many residents are bound to know one another. But like that of  most urban neighbours, our interactions are mostly in passing – in the lifts, in the passages, in the garden or may be even a chance meeting at another place : at the …

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How to spend the perfect Sunday afternoon

Anna Shetty and  Shoot wanted to go fishing to Grant Road Market. Shoot’s presence as always created a stir and the fisherwomen were more then happy to give us the freshest Pomfrets and the biggest Tiger Prawns. Haggling to keep them happy, I bought two fat pomfrets and a dozen prawn. We picked up a …

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Unexpected Joys

I had a wonderful holiday these past few weeks – brilliant sunshine , good company and  plenty of good food and wine. There were the odd days of cloudy, wet weather but the splendid sunshine far outweighed them. One of the joys of traveling is the chance meeting of strangers While waiting for the Madrid Vision …

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Chocolates and Cheese from Sunny Amsterdam

I was blessed to have sunshine for the short time I had in Amsterdam. I decided to use that time to shop around for my favourite goodies – chocolates and cheese. As far as chocolates go, there is no denying that the best chocolates come from Holland and the best chocolates in Holland come from …

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Two days in Madrid.

Outside the Sofia Reina museum in Madrid, a pavement artist will fill in your name for just One Euro  on any of these posters to announce you as the matador who will be fighting el Toro at the bullring or the flamenco dancer who will be twirling and clapping the castanets at another popular tourist …