Up in smoke

October is a great month for festivals in India. There is a National Holiday to commemorate Gandhi on 2nd October, then Dussehra on 11th October, Muharram on 12th October, then Diwali at the end of the month. My recent blogs have been about the Durga Puja. Confusingly, there are two storylines here. The first is… Continue reading Up in smoke


It was the festival of Dussehra, so I wasn’t on duty at the clinic. I came across a the main Ramlila site in Shalimar Bagh yesterday while getting some exercise. There is something about rusting, decrepit fairground rides that reminds me of a post-apocalyptic world. I took some photographs, of course. The straw-stuffed statues of… Continue reading Dussehra