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



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


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


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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