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Exploring a journey that mattered, not the end

Walking the Himalayas By Levison Wood Hodder & Stoughton, pp. 699, Rs 289

We are the Pilgrims, master; we shall go
Always a little further; it may be
Beyond that last blue mountain barred with snow
Across that angry or that glimmering sea

A journey Of writing short stories, novels and publishing

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A tete-e-tete with Anuradha Roy, longlisted for the Booker Prize. After writing fiction as a child, she moved on to editing and publishing and in 2000 she co-founded academic imprint Permanent Black.

UK supermarkets ease wonky vegetables rules

British supermarkets have eased their rules to allow farmers to sell imperfectly shaped vegetables and fruits after heavy rains and bad weather badly affected the farming produce.

Valentino: 50 years of couture

Fall-Winter HC black velvet evening dress

Valentino has dominated haute couture, the Italian style, for five decades. And, London honours him with a retrospective of his dresses, coveted by princesses, actresses and socialites.

Balochistan and Kashmir are two former princely states afflicted by insurgency on the subcontinent. All others merged with either India or Pakistan and have been peaceful.

India is on the move. Not in housing, education or healthcare. Not in urban reconstruction. Certainly not in political maturity.