Fire and kites: the Makar Sankranti festival

Just when you think you've got the faintest hint of familiarity with Indian festivals... another incredible one you've never heard of comes along and astounds you! This one is called Makar Sankranti- or Malasankranti?- or... gosh I've lost track now! Overall, it's a harvest festival. It's celebrated in many parts of India, but each state …

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Creative gold mine: Discovering Lahe Lahe in Bangalore!

(A typically-belated post from my last trip!) Flight lands at 2am. After getting a new Sim card (quickly, since this is the third time I’ve run that bureaucratic gauntlet), I exit the airport, get a cab and enjoy the blissfully quiet streets – even Bangalore, it seems, does occasionally sleep. I sleep too once I …

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