The Voyage

The Voyage

I joined the Indian Navy in 1949 after graduating from Presidency College. It was still the Royal Indian Navy. Cochin ...
Coming Home: Happiness, at last

Coming Home: Happiness, at last

The final episode in Susan's quest: Armed with Peter Stewart's name, I persisted with my search with the full support ...
Coming Home: Love and Longings

Coming Home: Love and Longings

Nine years after the birth of her firstborn child, Elizabeth Edwards married a lovely, well-to-do Englishman.  They had met while ...
Coming Home: Dreams and Heartbreaks

Coming Home: Dreams and Heartbreaks

The year was 1964 and Rock and Roll was in full swing around the globe.  Three young people in the ...
500 + Jolly :The great escape

500 + Jolly :The great escape

My 71-year-old grandmother had to come to terms with the reality that she would have to leave her home and ...
It all starts with a smile

It all starts with a smile

I am a 34-year-old mother of two beautiful children; Arina is 5 and Miron 3. I live in Moscow and ...
A joyous day and some poignant memories

A joyous day and some poignant memories

9th May, the Victory Day, is celebrated on a grand scale in Russia. The document ending the Second World War, ...
Your name is written on every grain you eat

Your name is written on every grain you eat

I love India and I love Indian food and can cook quite a few popular dishes like daal, shahi paneer, ...
The Life and Times of Vassily K

The Life and Times of Vassily K

Sergei K. in conversation with Tapti Roy Thinking about the life and destiny of my dear Grandfather Vassily, I have ...
Love on the Shores of India

Love on the Shores of India

I was 15 when grand aunt Evgenia Khovanskaya died in 1975, leaving her home to my mother and me since ...
Our Old School

Our Old School

I can remember Grantchester Road in Cambridge where I lived for under a year when I was 6 going on ...
A Journey in Various Moods

A Journey in Various Moods

A day-long journey along the Black Sea from Russia to Georgia can be quite an experience for anybody. The journey ...