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May 29th, 2012

The tale of a Delhi rickshaw-wala

One of my Twitter cyber-friends is the very thoughtful and eloquent @delhisultan. (That’s his twitter handle, for the non-tweeters amongst you)

You have already enjoyed 2 guest posts from him – one was a restaurant review which he tweeted in real time, making us all very hungry and jealous, and another was a recent cycle trip through Old Delhi in search of the grave of Razia Sultana – also posted in real-time, which makes people like me who follow him on Twitter able to share in the experience from the comfort of home.

On Friday night, @delhisultan posted a very […]

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May 19th, 2012

Cycling (vicariously) through Old Delhi

A few weeks ago, in my review blog, I featured a guest post from a Twitter friend of mine – it was a review of a restaurant and his mouth-watering tweets caught my eye, and he kindly agreed to be a guest blogger for me. This week, @alltough shares with us a cycle ride he took at dawn through the streets of Old Delhi, in search of an ancient tomb.

Which he found.

But I musn’t spoil the tale.

Read on, oh armchair cyclists !

5.25 am. Getting ready for a long cycling ride to Old Delhi and to the […]

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March 18th, 2012

Sorry, no Indian mobile = no Indian rail ticket

I am privileged to have many clever and funny friends who all have their own, very special take on India, so it seems appropriate to ask them to share their thoughts in what I hope will become a regular feature of my “Delhi Diary” – guest posts.

My inaugural guest writer is Annemarie Barnes, a Dutch-Canadian-Swiss whom I met, of all things, on the internet. When I was trying to pluck up the courage to climb Kilimanjaro back in 2003, I found Annemarie’s fabulously well-written Kili diary online. We started emailing each other, and her encouragement certainly went a long […]

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