Category Archives: Travel

Discoveries on the road.

A Dangerous Time in Humanstory

I write from New York – having just roared up the east coast in an aluminium snake of a train from Washington to stay here with some old friends from another hemisphere. The summer is well and truly Indian in … Continue reading

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Auroville

Auroville is an experimental city, under development in south India. It is intended to be a model township – an international and universal place for personal, spiritual growth and social advancement. Auroville exists for nothing less than to hasten the … Continue reading

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The World’s Largest Democracy

It’s election time in south India and the propaganda is overspilling onto the streets. Is it just coincidence that so many members of the Gandhi/Nehru family have been in power in this country? Or that George Bush Junior followed in … Continue reading

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Pure Vegetarian

VEGETARIANISM & CONSCIOUSNESS I consider the degree to which vegetarianism has been embraced by a culture to be an excellent indicator of the extent of its evolution. Refusing to kill animals for food demonstrates the ethical progress and humanity of … Continue reading

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Taj Mahal: Love, Guilt & Grandeur

The Taj Mahal was built 350 years ago by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a place to bury his deceased wife. In Agra, India, it is proudly hailed as a great monument to the power of love. However, my … Continue reading

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