Yesterday, we posted the first in a three-part series of Abhishek Mande's travels to the island nation. Today we continue where we left off from.According to our initial travel plans, we were to spend a night each in Hikkaduwa, Galle and p-e-r-h-a-p-s Bentota but since we were quite happy with the guesthouse in Hikka and also because we figured we could cover Galle and Bentota in a day trip, we decided to make Hikkaduwa our base and travel to the two places. We didn't do much in Hikkaduwa ... Rediff.com, 3 days ago
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Nationalism only comes second to a writer whose primary morality is as a human being, Mohsin Hamid tells Abhishek Mande, as Mira Nair's The Reluctant Fundamentalist, based on his book, hits the theaters on May 17. Mohsin Hamid doesn't see himself as a Diasporic author and indeed his concerns are far different from those of his illustrious predecessors. While the Rushdies, Ghoshs and Lahiris spoke wistfully among other things about the rootlessness of their existence, Hamid belongs to ...Rediff.com, 5 days ago
How is 'We met Stephen Fry on our wedding day' for a story?Rediff.com's Abhishek Mande and his new bride Kermin Bhot were in Bandra, a western Mumbai suburb, right after their marriage, when they met the noted English comedian, playwright and actor.Presently working on a BBC project in India, Fry had just tweeted about his first Parsi meal in the vicinity.He tweeted, 'My first time in a Parsi restaurant. I'll shut up now and eat...'Mande was following Fry on Twitter, and literally rushed out of ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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