Monthly Archives: March 2018

One Last Stop in Delhi

By | 18th March 2018

After dropping our bags and passing through security, we were waiting in the departure hall of Goa Airport with what must have been several hundred other passengers. As I surveyed the space, I counted no less than thirteen different shops, only two of which had customers, and both of those were food outlets selling microwave-heated… Read More »

Agra and the Taj

By | 5th March 2018

The Taj Mahal is a white-marble mausoleum located in the city of Agra, about 200 kilometres south of Delhi. It was commissioned in 1631 by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved and favourite wife Mumtaz Mahal who died while giving birth to their 14th child. When Shah Jahan died more than thirty… Read More »

The Art of Making and Mending in India

By | 2nd March 2018

One of the things I love about India is how, in the midst of the colour and chaos of daily life, functionality, craft and beauty hold a prime place. The values of re-use, recycle and repair are woven in to the cultural fabric and it’s an aspect of the country that I actively look forward… Read More »