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Kolkata: cosmopolitan chaos

November 27, 2015

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I arrived in Kolkata in the heart of monsoon season, a time when the air is so thick you’re forced to chew as you inhale. I’d flown in on an early morning IndiGo from Hyderabad, a balmier city protected by its high altitude breezes (more on my time in that city here). I hired a […]

Let there be light

February 28, 2015

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Waking up in India is not like waking up anywhere else. There’s the sound of the rickshaw bell – a flustered brrrring – as it hurtles past your window. There’s the smell of tea, steeped in spices and milk, drifting in from the room next door. There’s the golden light that is unique to South […]

Water, water everywhere

March 1, 2014

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Here in Australia, the government and newspapers are just waking up to another drought. Farmers have been watching the edges of their soil crack and wrinkle for months, wringing their hands in the wait for some decent rain. But now the headlines have assured the rest of us it’s real, and so the politicians are […]

Art in Udaipur, India

August 26, 2010

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“Come in Miss, come in! I show you to paint with a squirrel hair!” A man stands in the doorway of a tiny art shop, grinning at me. It’s only just breaking light here in Udaipur, the city of lakes in India’s northwestern region of Rajasthan. The cobbled streets are almost deserted and there’s a […]

A Goldfish Point of View

July 12, 2010

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There are very few things more exciting than that suspense you get, anticipating a batch of freshly printed photos from a long forgotten camera film. As a rather impatient person, I generally don’t get too many thrills from waiting, but there is an exception to every rule, and this is mine. I discovered the film […]