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Teaching the Termites – Tom Vater on the pleasures of hotel libraries

I love libraries, bookshops, even a pile of books to look through will do. And I like hotels with a decent library. Most hotels I stay in, whether up-scale, flea-pit or somewhere in between, don’t have libraries. A couple months ago, I was staying at the Z Hotel in Puri, Orissa, India, one of my […]

The Battle For Catfish – Orissa’s Fishermen Struggle for Catches

The Andhra fishermen of Puri on India’s east coast are fighting for cultural, financial and spiritual survival. First light on Puri Beach. Pentacotta fishing village, which grows like a misshapen appendix from the resort’s northern beach front, is coming to life. More than 10.000 people from Andhra Pradesh live in small one-storey stone and mud […]

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