Living and Lifestyle

Living and Lifestyle

Our House in Freetown

In its own right, Freetown is one of the most fascinating national capitals I have seen so far. It is set amidst forested but rapidly degrading mountains, rising almost abruptly from the North Atlantic Ocean. The city boasts of a sweeping beach, the Lumly Beach,…

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Our apartment in Kolkata

; 20th October 2012, Calcutta We have recently taken possession of our new apartment at the ‘Upahar’ Condoville in Kolkata. It is a compact 2400 square-feet three bedroom duplex apartment, occupying a part of the sixth and seventh floor. Compared to the official residences we…

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Bird-of-Paradise

A few days back, from our porch on the second floor, Nina drew my attention to the scattered bright red specks that had suddenly appeared at places among the lush green foliage, along the far end of the perimeter of our garden in Vientiane. Till…

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Going green in Vientiane

It was early in the morning. I pulled Minnie and Nina out of bed and took them to the organic market in the shadows of the ancient That Luang stupa. The morning was bright, sparkling, crisp and cool. The bi-weekly morning market (Saturdays and Wednesdays)…

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Our garden in Vientiane, Laos

Given the agro-climatic conditions in Laos – i.e. temperature, humidity, abundant sunshine and fertile soil, everything in this land grows in profusion. Everywhere you look it is green, with every possible shade of the colour visible to the discerning eye. Even within the urban landscape…