West Bengal

You Can Check Out Anytime You Like…

backpacking

I woke up to the sounds of tinny music and movement. With my body seriously confused about what time zone it was in, I hadn’t slept much. But once I regained an awareness of the fact that I’d spent a night at the Hotel Diplomat, I got out of bed and immediately got into a […]

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Shuddering on Sudder Street

backpacking

Indian expats, like expats from Ghana and many other countries of the global South do not travel lightly when returning to their original countries. Trips home often require bringing back extra suitcases full of goods and gifts for relatives and friends. So after making it through a slow line to clear immigration at the airport […]

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