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The Real Santa Claus T. SHER SINGH
MONDAY, JULY 23, 2012: When I first wrote about this several years ago, the story was picked up worldwide and received considerable attention. And then, all hell broke loose.
Norman Rockwell & The Sardar T. SHER SINGH
FRIDAY, JULY 20, 2012: The gnarled hands of the man at the bar, the soiled and frayed work-clothes, the humble but fearless demeanour, immediately bring the word “grassroots” to mind.
The Troubles T. SHER SINGH
SATURDAY, JULY 12, 2012: It’s been going on for centuries now in the emerald isle, fanned by the very same age-old British greed that has plagued much of the world for centuries.
Whispers in the Night T. SHER SINGH
THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2012: Something woke me up. It was still dark outside. I lay still, wondering what had pulled me out of the deep sleep, when I heard it again. It was whispering …
Aarti T. SHER SINGH
MONDAY, JULY 9, 2012: Is this how Yuri Gagarin felt when he first circled the globe in the Vostok? Is this the vantage point Archimedes was seeking for leverage? Is this what God looks down upon every time She glances in our direction?
Picnic with the Pyramids T. SHER SINGH
THURSDAY, JULY 5, 2012: The cliffs behind us disappeared too, as did the graveyard. I nudged my horse closer to Hassan’s and asked him to start heading us to the pyramids. He did not reply. I asked him again.
The Joys of Ice Fishing T. SHER SINGH
DAILY FIX, JUNE 26, 2012: I do not naturally gravitate to fishing when I’m looking for a good time. Nor do I believe that being outdoors in sub-zero temperatures is conducive to making one jump up and down with joy.
Cathedral of Learning T. SHER SINGH
FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2012: Every visit to this hallowed place inspires me like very few things do. So, I go back every few years, even if it means making a wide detour while heading for another destination.
The Splendour of Splendours T. SHER SINGH
THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2012: Early one morning, we crossed the river, rented a car and meandered
towards the hills that hide the Valley of Kings and, of course, the tomb
of Tutankhamun and all those who bore the name of Ramses.
Paradise Lost T. SHER SINGH
FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2012: ‘Punjabi glass’ was the slang for an over-sized, doubly-tall, steel tumbler, named thus because, according to popular lore, it took a lot to quench the thirst of the burly Sikh from the Punjab.