Not sure whether they were fortunate or unfortunate, but anyhow, circumstances led us to having an Indo-Chinese lunch on the Mall in Shimla yesterday, with a British poet who lives in France, and his Italian partner, who lives in Rome, while the right-wing Hindu nationalist Prime Minister of India, Modi, held a rally a couple … Continue reading Gongs


Forest Fire

Our guests arrived around three after a long drive from Chandigarh. We were admiring the view a few minutes later and noticed smoke billowing out of the forest half a mile away. Himachal Forest Watch sprang into action, in that I ran to the jeep, in which there was a shovel, very hastily nailed a … Continue reading Forest Fire