Lovely vintage advertisements Thai style. A little Dab’ll do you. A somewhat androgenous chap. Perhaps a cross dresser receiving necktie advice from his wife ? A saucy nurse, who may or may not have a deal going with the local dentist, appears to be advocating Pepsi-Cola, the soda of choice for decadent pinko Westerners. Beautiful […]
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Lets get get one thing straight, we’re albino Bengalis not bang bang kokolees but man oh man what a show Bangkok is turning on for us. But before we settle down with a Chang Lager and Dum sim here is the great Betty Chung’s bang bang. OK, she’s not Thai but we’re all Asian in […]
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We’re very excited to be heading to the Kolkata International Photography Festival. En route, on Rash Bihari we meet this elegant lady and amicable priest. Bengalis love a great demo. But also stop to smell the flowers. A quick coffee. Then we plunge into the Museum, one of several campuses (or should it be campi […]
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Palolem – still the bright colours of India but with a solid Portuguese-Catholic structure. Madgoan
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Gentle breezes across the Lake, Bursts of colorful bougainvillea, rhododendrons, frangipanis, elusive perfumes wafting from each corner, the light twinkling on the water, the classically beautiful lakeside havelis thronging the shoreline. We are discussing life, love, literature with our new-found, eminently entertaining friends Bob and Wendy. We are covertly and nefariously drinking gin from Bill’s […]
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The Sacred Cows of Pushkar have it sorted. They wander here and there to designated spots and, confident of their own significance, bellow their arrival, signalling also that it is time for a little snack. Post bellow serious and meaningful eyeball contact is established. The necessary is done. The Universe, (on this occasion assuming […]
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Mandawa – SO Many Havelis, so much to see. We’ll not bore you with too many words.
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7:30 AM, Lucknow Botanical Gardens, only we, the joggers and the Peacocks to be found. This one walked slowly along the gate and when she reached the ray of morning light…she posed.
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Vientiane is ablaze with colour and detail. There’s debate whether its name means City of the Moon or City of Sandalwood. Charming by any definition. It became the capital in 1563 but was looted and razed to the ground in 1827 by the Siamese so everything is quite new. It shows, and it doesn’t. Everything […]
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