The man from Jiskun

We were tired by the time we reached Jiskun, a sleepy village in Himachal, en route to Rupin Pass. We were done with Day 3 of our trek. Our trek leader Sam asked us to walk around the village and talk to the villagers. "It'll be a nice way to know them," he said. We... Continue Reading →

The hair dressers of Madras

Back in 2012, I had written a story on Kerala Hair Dressers, a 75-year-old salon in Pondy Bazaar, in T Nagar. I had lost the story during the Chennai floods and couldn’t trace it again. Recently, when I wanted to get a haircut, I decided to go back to that place, for old time’s sake.... Continue Reading →

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