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Enchanting Moments

Some pictures are visually disenchanting. They do not overwhelm. Just the case below.

But, there are moments which are exclusive, which make some pictures exceptional. This picture for me holds some of those moments. 101 more words

Disenchanting

Heritage on Wheels: Simla Kalka Railway

End of a vacation is seldom marked by joy. Our Simla trip was. I was about to depart riding the legendary Kalka-Simla mountain railway, fondly called ‘Toy train’. 1,283 more words

Himachal

1915 - July 11

Frightfully hot. 120º in the shade yesterday and sandflies biting me to pieces. When I opened my box at Simla in the Commander-in-Chief’s house and took a clean shirt out, a scorpion jumped out of it! 37 more words

Indian Army

1915 - July 7

My lecture in the theatre – a nasty hour 3 p.m. Very crowded and distinguished audience with the C.-in-C. and the Lt. Governor – it went very well: Saw so many people I wanted to talk to, but couldn’t. 14 more words

Indian Army

1915 - July 6

Arrived Kalka 6 a.m. Left by motor rail at 7.45. a nice bath at the station. Very absent-minded, left my satchel in the train, braces, tie and tie-pin. 137 more words

Indian Army