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Withering Fraternity

I got married a few months prior to joining as Divisional Forest Officer, Dhenkanal, in 1986. Sandeep Tripathi, an IFS officer of 1984 batch, was posted as a probationer there. Sandeep was a…

The Breads Of Kashmir

Circa 1987. I had just submitted my MPhil dissertation and, as per the academic fulfilment, had to guide the students on a field trip to Leh and Ladakh. Our trip was through Srinagar,…

Bura Mano, Holi Hai

I used to love playing Holi for hours together as a child in our residential campus. But as I grew up, I started getting distinctly uncomfortable with the practice of playing Holi in large…