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Fantastic Premise, Fantastic Journey, Fantastic Book

November 24, 2011
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Fantastic Premise, Fantastic Journey, Fantastic Book

By Nimish Dubey How do you reach the center of the earth? And while on the subject, why on earth (pun intended) would you like to travel down the bowels of the planet? Well, both questions were answered in spectacular style by Jules Verne when he wrote A Journey to the Center of the Earth…

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K2′s Into Thin Air

November 24, 2011
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K2′s Into Thin Air

By Nimish Dubey Jon Krakauer added a whole dimension to mountaineering and travel literature when he wrote Into Thin Air in 1996, describing the disaster that claimed the lives of eight climbers on Mount Everest earlier that year. A dozen years later, eleven climbers died on the second highest peak in the world, K2. As…

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One of the best books on Delhi

November 24, 2011
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One of the best books on Delhi

By Nimish Dubey There have been many books written on the Indian capital. Some have veered to the utterly academic, others to the spiritual, yet others to the role of a simple “see-this-do-that” travel guide and some (alas a very few) have just looked the city through the eyes of a resident. Sam Miller’s Delhi…

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