Monthly Archives: May 2013

india gate

This was Rajpath–
once the Kingsway–
one of the great ceremonial ways of the world.
It was planned as an Imperial Champs-Elysées–

complete with India Gate,
it’s own butter coloured Arc de Triomphe. 

William Dalrymple in City of Djinns


You don’t have to write about everything that’s wrong.
There’ll always be things that are wrong.
Sometimes also write about things that are right with us.
After all, we have come far.

Samrat Upadhyay in Buddha’s Orphans