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Sunday Herald articulations

The case of vanishing books

Published on 30-Apr-2016

There are many kinds of book collectors - from casual collectors of sleaze to Shakespeare addicts; those who read and then throw...

Take the plunge

Published on 30-Apr-2016
views from the top New Zealand offers spectacular sights, including that of islands, turquoise oceans and mountains, for a skydiver.

Tension is slowly building up. Do I, don't I? Well, the Hamletian dilemma is about skydiving. I am in New Zealand, considered the safest...

Syrian survivor

Published on 23-Apr-2016
Decimated Bel Temple. Photo by author

At the receiving end of a cult's onslaught, the World Heritage Site of Palmyra has been reduced to rubbles. But not all hope...

Quick take - Shashi Deshpande

Published on 23-Apr-2016
A graduate in Economics and Law, and a post-graduate in English Literature, she has successfully completed a course in journalism, too, and worked as a journalist for a magazine in Mumbai. Her career as a writer started with articles for several magazines, and her short story that was published in 1970.

Shashi Deshpande, one of the most distinguished contemporary women writers of India, needs no introduction. Born in 1938...

Paradise found

Published on 16-Apr-2016
 with much splendour: Angkor Wat, the largest religious site in the world

The Siem Reap airport, gateway to the architectural treasures of Cambodia, exuded a homely atmosphere. I felt as if ...

'Stamp'ed on my memory

Published on 16-Apr-2016
postage celebration Commemorative Shakespeare stamps issued in 1964 in the UK. Photo by author

I feel as old as William Shakespeare! On the 400th anniversary of his death, I remember his 400th birth anniversary...

Talking about Indian ties...

Published on 09-Apr-2016
On a visit Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton.

When Prince William and his wife Kate retrace part of his late mother's passage to India, they will also recall a more ancient family...

Writers, the fighters

Published on 09-Apr-2016

The pen is mightier than the sword," wrote Edward Lytton, and with a single stroke turned writers into fighters. Authors will endorse...

Stars on tarmac

Published on 09-Apr-2016
a moving journey 'Evolution of the Wheel' exhibit; (below) a 1952 Dodge Pickup Truck at the Heritage Transport Museum.

Reach out to open the doors of the Heritage Transport Museum in Taoru, Haryana, and you'll grab a pair of motorbike handlebars...

The signs are all there

Published on 02-Apr-2016

Driving through highways from one city to another has come a long way, as long as the meandering roads that connect most...

Photo Gallery
Women voters wait in a queue to cast their votes at a polling station during the final phase of...

Women voters wait in a queue to cast their votes at a polling station during the final phase of...

Royal Challengers Bangalore players Chris Gayle, Travis Head and Stuart Binny are seen with a fan...

Royal Challengers Bangalore players Chris Gayle, Travis Head and Stuart Binny are seen with a fan...

Boys jump into a step well, built inside the shrine of Sufi Saint Nizamuddin Auliya, to cool off...

Boys jump into a step well, built inside the shrine of Sufi Saint Nizamuddin Auliya, to cool off...

A woman collects drinking water after climbing down a dried up well at Bhakrecha Pada in Thane...

A woman collects drinking water after climbing down a dried up well at Bhakrecha Pada in Thane...

A man offers water to a Peacock at a Zoo in Surat on Thursday...

A man offers water to a Peacock at a Zoo in Surat on Thursday...

Parineeti Chopra and Kunal Kapoor during a promotional event in New Delhi on Thursday...

Parineeti Chopra and Kunal Kapoor during a promotional event in New Delhi on Thursday...

Russian Air Force Su-25 jets fly over Moscow's Kremlin during a general rehearsal for the Victory...

Russian Air Force Su-25 jets fly over Moscow's Kremlin during a general rehearsal for the Victory...

Kashmiri Muslim women react upon seeing a relic believed to be hair from the beard of Prophet...

Kashmiri Muslim women react upon seeing a relic believed to be hair from the beard of Prophet...

Holocaust survivor Robert Tomashof and his daughter Rutti Tomashof light a torch during the...

Holocaust survivor Robert Tomashof and his daughter Rutti Tomashof light a torch during the...

A man prepares food inside a community kitchen at a Hindu temple on the banks of the river Ganga...

A man prepares food inside a community kitchen at a Hindu temple on the banks of the river Ganga...