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Silent Sunday: Pastel pots at Slipway in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Bright pastel pots at Slipway Dar es Salaam in Tanzania

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Colours of Rajasthan, Diwali and hill forts

Wandering around Jaipur during Diwali, my friend and I came across a colony where the celebrations were in full swing. We, though complete strangers, were invited in to join.

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Silent Sunday: View of Tbilisi, Georgia

Tbilisi views: overlooking the capital of Georgia from Narikala Fortress

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World at a Glance: Great Zimbabwe

I had 4-5 hours to kill in Masvingo once, waiting for the last bus to Harare. Must have been 16 years ago. So I did what I often do when I’m short on time: I asked a taxi driver if there was anything interesting to see. A slightly dubious practice, I know, and certainly one […]

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Silent Sunday: November in Kew Gardens, London

Trees shedding autumn leaves at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew – November in London

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Ostalgie: What is freedom, anyway?

This Sunday marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. I’m brought back to my first visit to Berlin, a divided city then. Crossing from West to East Berlin, we had to exchange 25 Mark (about 20 USD) into 25 Ostmark (East Mark). We could not bring East German currency out of the […]

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Silent Sunday: Sunset at Hirtshals lighthouse, Denmark

Sunset at Hirtshals lighthouse, at the northern tip of the Jutland Peninsula in Denmark

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