A weekend at Puducherry

Just as Chennai and its suburbs are recovering from incessant spell of rains, I am on my way to Puducherry for an extended weekend. Ready to precipitate anytime, dark grey clouds follow me as I drive south of Chennai along…

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Book Talk: Annapurna

Published first in 1952, this fabulous and gripping read is the French expedition leader Maurice Herzog’s account of the first ascent of the mighty Annapurna (8091m) – the tenth highest mountain in the world and the very first 8000m peak…

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