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GUEST POST — Gary Schoepfel thanks Ashish for the gift of India

GUEST POST — Gary Schoepfel thanks Ashish for the gift of India

Ashish, you have given us a great and wonder-filled gift: India You have given us India’s sights: • Palaces and mountains, • Lakes and mighty forts, • Tombs and gardens, elephants, Persian wells, and Punjabi suits, • Temples and mustard fields, • Tools to read the heavens and camels, • […]

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ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – Day 1 in Delhi, several days late

ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – Day 1 in Delhi, several days late

  So many impressions swirling about and little time to collect and transmit them. We are now heading into day two and it feels like we’ve been here a very long time. I can say, for all of us, that so far any trepidations have been unfounded. We are uniformly […]

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ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – almost

ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – almost

We have read so much and many of us have watched lots of films and talked to both South Asians and those well-traveled there. I watched A Passage to India the other night and was overcome with embarrassment at the arrogant excesses of the British Raj. In more current books, the picture […]

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ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – Up, up and away — to the muddle and mystery of India

ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – Up, up and away — to the muddle and mystery of India

A quick note before a bunch of us take off for India. Lots of preparation – reading, movies, visa, shots, packing, repacking.  But how does one prepare emotionally for India? I don’t know. I am going, I hope, with an open heart and mind and no expectations of making sense of […]

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TRAVEL PURSUITS – India, Poverty, and the Fear of Travelling to Poor Places

TRAVEL PURSUITS – India, Poverty, and the Fear of Travelling to Poor Places

We are rapidly approaching the deadline for booking the Classical Pursuits trip to North India, CONFOUNDED & BEWITCHED: The Strange Rise of Modern India, February 24 – March 11, 2012. I have heard from some of our friends that they feel a bit apprehensive about traveling to someplace so far […]

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ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – Salman Rushdie & and a dog with a bone

ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – Salman Rushdie & and a dog with a bone

A true confession: When I am intent on something, I can be more dogged than any canine wth a bone. One of the books we will be discussing in India this coming February/March (Confounded & Bewitched: The Strange Rise of Modern India) is a  personal favouite, Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie. I learned the extraordinary Canadian filmmaker Deepa Mehta recently […]

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