Five From the Archive, Curated Monthly

Remembering William Baillie, Defeated By Tipu Sultan
“Your son will inform you that you owe the victory to our disaster rather than to our defeat,” Baillie is reported to have told Haidar.
Salim Ali, Maa, Salim Ali!
Many birdie questions came to mind at The Leela in Goa. How far over the sea can the crow travel and return safely? What was that golden, hawklike bird that landed by the greens for a sip of water?
Wandering about in Sultanahmet, Istanbul
His cry rode a long time on each breath and dipped and rose and turned and twisted in the sweet manner of an endless Hindusthani strain and my mind came to a halt and listened, rapt.