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Greetings from Hindustan

July 1, 2014 |


Final Episode: Not a Monsoon Wedding


It’s not unusual for an Indian family to invite a thousand guests to a wedding, and that’s just for the bride. The groom has a separate party with another thousand. Our mob … Read More

Greetings from Hindustan

June 2, 2014 |


Part 4: Wedding Preparations


After a breathless, whirlwind tour of India we are back where we started, a little bit wiser and a lot more bemused. You may recall that Versai is a little village of no more … Read More

Greetings From Hindustan

May 1, 2014 |


Part Three: Ben Meets God


Having spent a lovely time with the Communists down in Kerala it was off to Varanasi for the burning of the Ghats. If you are into strange religious practices then Varanasi is the … Read More

Greetings from Hindustan

April 3, 2014 |


Part Two: The Communists of Kerala


by Ben Laycock


In which your intrepid wayfarer stays in a Raja’s palace then communes with the Communists of Kerala …


After the crowded slums of Mumbai we felt so … Read More

Greetings from Hindustan

March 3, 2014 |


Part One: Mumbai  

by Ben Laycock

My sister in law married an Indian so we now get invited to lots of Indian weddings. On this occasion we decided to take up the offer, although it would involve travelling … Read More