India at 75: Sisyphus in the Himalayas

The occasion of India’s 74th Independence Day is a major milestone and I am sure it will prompt many articles, stories, films, songs, poems, speeches, etc on the subject. And so, it should, for it is no minor accomplishment. Guess what? As I typed the page heading “150th blog post for Peripatetic Perch” to start… Continue reading India at 75: Sisyphus in the Himalayas

India’s Farthest Frontiers Frozen in Time

On August 5, 2019, all clocks stopped in Jammu and Kashmir. Or so, it seemed. Time hasn’t moved since for millions in the state with the lockdown in the Valley well into its fourth month. Thanks to the abrupt and sudden abrogation of Article 370, life as the Kashmiris knew it, has come to a… Continue reading India’s Farthest Frontiers Frozen in Time