Seeking Jamdanis and nostalgia in Kolkata

Travel: Kolkata: As much as the city changes, its soul remains the same

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Jasmine perfume in Madurai

A Sufi saint was asked what forgiveness is. He said, “It is the scent the flower gives out when it is crushed.”

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Embracing the goddess within

“Dakini represents the feminine energy in Buddhism,” says Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche.

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Singapore in a Sidecar

A tour company run by vintage Vespa enthusiasts takes guests on rides around Singapore’s historic neighborhoods.

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Travelling with parents part 3: Unexpected brushes with the ordinary

When abroad, there’s never any warning about how septuagenarian parents will behave

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Heritage Spirits of India

A panel I moderated on Indian spirits

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Eating butter chicken at 32,000 feet

When I decided to take my parents on a holiday last month, I didn’t know where we would go, what we would do, or how I would handle their fragile health. But I knew one thing: my folks were going to fly business class.

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