Mumbai is the city where everyone is easily replaced and replaceable. Hence the anxiety to perform and hold on to what one has.
We count 230 rust red wagons, all empty, their contents offloaded back at the port and awaiting their long journey to China.
After a four hour car drive south-west of Luang Prabang, a boat took me further away from civilization, and as I disembarked from the boat, I felt like I was entering a world within the world, surrounded all by water and jungle, the place where elephants live, rest and play.
Now a specimen nailed on the walls in a nature museum recalls a deserted memory
The exhibition is on display at the National Museum in New Delhi for a week more, travel a little and see for yourself.
Toru Dutt (1856-1877) wrote novels, translations, poems and essays that, after her death, would fascinate South Asia and Europe.