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Coorg Diary

Here's hope that Coorg will never become the tourist haven many feel it should aspire to.

Coorg Diary
Coorg Diary
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Raining old women with clubs

This ancient Namibian proverb only partially describes our wet week-long sojourn in this utterly beautiful part of Karnataka. We’re 10 minutes up a steep hill (which till recently used to house a coffee plantation) in Bittangala, a short distance from one of two golf courses in south Coorg, or Kodagu. But no one can play golf. For four straight days and nights, it doesn’t stop raining. The wind howls for hours on end, abating for barely 10 minutes, before picking up again with renewed ferocity. Trees are uprooted, roads are blocked (and miraculously unblocked) and we survive thanks to a generator for the entire period. This continuous sound-and-water show plays tricks on the mind—and I’m not talking about board games Boggle et al. After a while, my sons Kabir and Krishna refused to go up to the...

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