Category: Travel

The ‘Holy’ Belt

Visiting city of birth is mathematically a serious business because you are adding and subtracting from memories and present reality. I was visiting my home city of Allahabad, India after a gap of 10 years ( I had been there in between for a day) and Varanasi after 36 years, too long a time to…

Hong Kong- Gold Coast

  Cities/countries gain notoriety by definitions but sometimes it is difficult to confine them into one shell. Hong Kong is one such place that is quirky, antiquated and contemporaneous, a prop of Chinese culture juxtaposed with British expediency. Spread across both sides of the Bay, Hong Kong projects a compact look probably due to vertical landscaping.…

Remembering Edgar Allan Poe

NEW YORK – October, 2009: Not much of an Edgar Allan Poe fan I took the   EDGAR ALLAN POE GREENWICH VILLAGE TOUR* more out of curiosity.  The writer was in news for his reburial in Baltimore with 2009 his 200th birth anniversary year. Another reason for renewed interest in Poe was the ‘Balloon Boy’ fiasco in Colorado reviving…