Tag: India

Like Goats to the Slaughter – Kalighat Temple

Like Goats to the Slaughter – Kalighat Temple

Getting anywhere in Kolkata is a battle. Most taxi drivers are the first generation out of the villages and can’t read their own language on maps, let alone understand your requests in English. Despite its fame, none of the drivers near our ill chosen hotel […]

Prints in the Mud – Hunting for Tigers in the Sunderbans

Prints in the Mud – Hunting for Tigers in the Sunderbans

The juxtaposition of the stylish, anglicised buildings of the British Raj versus the extreme poverty of the rambling slums, huddled along the sides of roads and rivers, nestled beneath elevated roads in Kolkata, was the most disquieting experience I had in India. Without the comfort […]

Roses, Blessings and Dawn Hikes – Pushkar

Roses, Blessings and Dawn Hikes – Pushkar

By Pushkar I’d already been in India two weeks, but I’d learnt a lot; not to be cliched. India pushes you to the edge of your tolerances from the moment you step out of the airport and then dares you to jump over the edge without […]