...recent failures to offer protection to people affected by climate change all over the world, including in the Pacific region show a regrettable lack of international legal safeguards (norms and language) when addressing climate change.
Wonderfully clever as those stories were, they have, I fear, led many to regard Simla as a town populated by 'Mrs. Hawkbees,' by frivolous grass widows, idle hill captains and the genus known as bow-wows.'
We photographed the Pavilion from a hundred different angles, selfied ourselves with it as backdrop another hundred times, snapped a passing shrine and its pond full of carp and turtles another hundred times...
The journey from the valley to the hills is complex, multi-layered. Amitabha Dev Choudhury* details the dreamy contours of a journey across Silchar- Shillong road in his novella Uponashyer Khonje (In Search of a Novel).
They told stories walking up
from jungles and dead-dry deserts into the great dense of Europe,
deciduous green, earth beaten by unknown animals.
No doubt, when the night cooled
or the forest stretched into a plainless horizon,
the oldest spoke of desert stars,