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Articles labelled ‘travel’

  • Shrunken Heads

    The Tourism of Grief

    Dark tourism—travelling to places associated with death, pain, and suffering—is the dirty little secret of the tourism industry.
  • Photograph by Jaideep Unudurti.

    Northern Lights

    “Welcome to Sweden, you lunatic,” says Karl. I’ve just landed in Stockholm, where the temperature is a bracing -19 degrees Celsius.
  • Cigars in Cuba

    Rolling Cigars in Havana

    A cigar festival is held in Havana every year and cigar tasting tours, as well as tours to nearby tobacco plantations, are extremely popular.
  • The Bookstores of London

    The Bookstores of London

    Once the capital of the world, the city of London is riven with a thick sediment of words.
  • Courting the Countryside

    Newbie in Nuker

    Himachali women are a refreshing change from those I have encountered in the northern plains of rural India.
  • Rasmai Ya Ramgarh?

    Spending some time with a villager almost always assures one that change is the only constant we all look forward to.
  • Fire and Ice

    If you are a cynical traveller, driven by the urge to seek something different, then Iceland provides just the right kind of kick.
  • Hiking Up Hipti

    Seven households, one school, and one tiny gompa (monastery) make up Hipti, a small village in Ladakh.
  • All That You Can’t Leave Behind

    The photographs did not come out of the frames easily. I was naïve to think that I could so simply extricate my pleasant, hopeful memories of India.
  • The Private Lives of Old Delhi

    We've come to a place that is the opposite of a private library. This is the collection of too many people to count.
  • Village Vignettes: Romancing Rural Rajasthan

    In Rajasthan, pride does not take on the ugly avatar of arrogance. It helps the people ground themselves in a coherent identity in the face of a fast globalising landscape.
  • Village Vignettes: Harvest Season

    Being a handicap in a farming family is a deadly curse—the ignominy of being an extra mouth to feed without the solace of being a helping hand.

The Tap #7

By Ramya Sriram