A Two-wheeled Love Affair

My association with bikes began, as it often happens, with a hand-me-down. In this case, there were two – my dad’s Bajaj Chetak and my fauji uncle’s Jawa, lovingly maintained by the Madras Sappers’ MT pool. No prizes for guessing which one I rode the most. The scooter lasted longer, though. It got me through…

Axum: Finding the Lost Ark

There’s an old joke in Kerala that, when Vasco Da Gama landed in Calicut, he claimed the land in the name of the Catholic Church. The locals said “Fine, but why don’t you talk to the parish priest in the Marthoma Church first, and see what he thinks?” ====================================================================== Ethiopians would understand, because there’s possibly…