On Inglish

Stalking Rice

Stalking Rice

Rice < a swamp grass that is widely cultivated as a source of food, especially in Asia. > Early last year, I was watching everything that made its way fro

Under The Peepal Tree

Under The Peepal Tree

Peepal < fig tree of India noted for great size and longevity; lacks the prop roots of the banyan; regarded as sacred by Buddhists > I knew that the word

Langur Around the Bend

Langur Around the Bend

When I consulted a dictionary on the Internet, I found out that the langur monkey lived on “grain, fruit, pods of leguminous trees and young buds and leaves

On a Reunion Dinghy

On a Reunion Dinghy

"I see we don’t have life-jackets,” my friend Bernie said, grimacing. We were high school classmates from Tanzania on a summer holiday and we had been plann

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Delhi Coolie

Delhi Coolie

“To C. R. Park,” I said to the old auto driver. I was waiting outside Hauz Khas village in Delhi looking for a way to get back to my apartment. But Ola cab

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