Leave The Roads, Take The Trails

BY ANJALI HIREGANGE “Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair” mused the philosopher-poet Khalil Gibran, and that was exactly what I was gifted upon my winding travels in the South Indian ghats of Palani. Having alighted at a little town called Perumalmalai, right after the Kodaikanal stop, I made my way to … Continue reading Leave The Roads, Take The Trails

Footloosing Frontiers

BY ARUNDHATI GHOSH Episode 1: Borders as Rivers, Rivers as Bridges Ichhamoti is a woman seeped in desire. When a river that flows across the border of two nations born out of the pain of partition, the struggle for freedom and the suffering of millions, carries that name, it takes on many worlds of meanings. Ichhamoti meanders between India and Bangladesh, rippling down right atop … Continue reading Footloosing Frontiers

India Improves its Passport Power

BY PIYUSH DIL The power of the Indian passport has improved, with the country climbing seven places to rank in 83rd place in the Henley Passport Index, up from the 90th position in previous year’s rankings. The Henley Global Mobility Report 2022 Q1, published quarterly by global immigration consultant firm Henley & Partners, shows that the Indian passport now has visa-free access to 60 destinations … Continue reading India Improves its Passport Power