Jaipur - the Pink City
It's Holi and where else to enjoy it other than the colourful state of Rajasthan. Boarding the Aravalli Express at Ahmedabad, I arrive at Jaipur Station at 8 p.m. Jodhpur Blackbuck Sanctuary
The forests around Jodhpur are dry deciduous with patches of Khejri trees which vie against each other for space. My resort has several green trees, which are soothing to one's eyes.
The Trump Century Mark
Dissecting the Worst First 100 Days of a Presidency
Congratulations to Donald J. Trump. Not since 1933 when they started using this century metric to measure the length and breadth of a newly minted president have we seen more chaos, failure and mayhem in the first 100 days of an administration. Mercosur, Spangate + Power James Skinner on modern Spain
Both the EU and this extremely emerging and important formation ‘South of the border’ may one day cause problems for the UK that may already be seeking individual trade deals around the world.
The Woman in the Photograph
She had never met anyone called Siegfried before. Wondered what he was like when he was a boy being called on in class. Was he teased, mocked, bullied on the playground like she was for her ‘proper’ English?
Ryan sat in the strip club trying to look any other place but at the dancers. It was bad enough that he had ended up in such a dive, that his oldest friend, Steve, was drunk beyond all recognition
The Bickford Fuse by Andrey Kurkov
Maclehose Press, London, 2016 Charlie Dickinson book review
The latest work by Andrey Kurkov to be translated into English, The Bickford Fuse, just might be his magnum opus.
fleas have little fleas upon their backs to bite 'em and little fleas have lesser fleas ...ad infinitum-Augustus de Morgan