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The Ultimate Evolution of Circus

When I was a child growing up in Calcutta, traveling circuses would come to town every winter. My grandfather would take me┬áto see at least one show each year — it was a special something we did together. In the … Continue reading

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Banff adventure film festival

Banff, Canada is well known for its snow sports. Every year, in November, when it is too cold to go trekking, but not snowing enough yet for skiing, and therefore, a good time for outdoorsy people to be indoors, Banff … Continue reading

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Need for speed

Feeling the rush of wind on your face is… well, a rush. I love it. I love sprinting as fast as I can. I love riding on motor bikes. In convertibles. On speedboats. On jet skis. There is something about … Continue reading

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Snorkeling

I am in the crystal waters a couple of miles off the island of Makunudu in the Maldives. The boat that dropped us off will be back later, but for the moment, the two of us are quite alone, armed … Continue reading

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Happy Memories, Part 2

It was the summer vacation of third grade, and I was out with my friends. Our mothers were safely at home, relieved that we had chosen to take our shrieking play outdoors. Running down the sun-warmed streets, little feet flapping … Continue reading

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Hiatus in Haiti

I am aware of the oft-repeated data point that Haiti is “the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere.” As we took off for Port-Au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, I was primed for poverty. Having been there, I have to say … Continue reading

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Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai, tucked in the hills of northern Thailand, offers a small-town ease that is a welcome respite from the craziness of Bangkok. We started our stay there strolling down the streets, watching monks passing by, taking in a Buddhist … Continue reading

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Phoenix, or How We Met

It was the last evening of my trip. Three weeks previously, I had complained to my friend M about another friend having to bail on a planned trip to the Bahamas. She asked me to go with her to Puerto … Continue reading

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