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‘Live like you have a hundred years more to go: B.F. Chhapgar’.

As I walk into Cusrow Baug, ripples of sound from a piano, a guitar and a clock’s chimes all float through the air over the parked vintage cars and bikes. Old couples stand in their balconies, staring into infinity in … Continue reading

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The back kick

VARDHAN PATANKAR Edited version published in Royal Enfield Trip Newsletter A few years ago, my girlfriend and I broke up. In order to displace my emotional turbulence, I took up biking. In that alternative ‘on the road’ state, I found … Continue reading

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Pehelvaan Thakur

By Vardhan Patankar “Nowadays, they have machines that give you a haircut and shave. You just have to move the machine blindly over someone’s head or face and you earn money” Pehelvaan Thakur A pure happenstance led me to Pehelvaan. … Continue reading

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Mirage

Sawda glances aloft, then seaward, then aloft again. ” Is that a fish or a dolphin?” Abeam of us, about fifty meters away, something surfaces.  Was it a turtle?”                                                                                                                                                                                        Saw Sawda We wait for a while. On looking closer … Continue reading

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