Ganesh Saili

Stories By Ganesh Saili

Letter from the hills: More than an apple a day

Letter from the hills: More than an apple a day

That was true in the 1960s. There were quacks to the left; quacks to the right; and we were a village pond of quacks. We had Dr Bahaduri ...Read More

Letter from the hills: Back to the Writers’ Bar

Letter from the hills: Back to the Writers’ Bar

I think the thought had crept upon him like a thief at night, while on a visit to the legendary Raffles Hotel in Singapore.

Letter from the hills: Our spaghetti connect

Letter from the hills: Our spaghetti connect

Epistaxis!’ or an ordinary nosebleed - during a trek - spiralled out of hand and I found myself in hospital. A day later, on opening my e...Read More

Letter from the hills: Cake; Making it on high

Letter from the hills: Cake; Making it on high

Left on their own, the pies posed no problem. It was his baking - of hash-cookies

Remembering ivory and ebony

Remembering ivory and ebony

My story, if I may call it that, begins in Stockholm, courtesy of military historian, the Sweden based legendary Ashok Nath’s sleuthing s...Read More

Letter from the hills: White Christmas

Letter from the hills: White Christmas

How I wish I could take him by the hand to his old home, a couple of rooms in the old Co-operative Club.

Letter from the hills: A bird for all seasons

Letter from the hills: A bird for all seasons

Earliest reports of a sighting date to 1846, but from England, where a living pair (‘from India’) was found in a private menagerie.

Letter from the hills: Some dust, some stardust

Letter from the hills: Some dust, some stardust

But if truth were to be told, one thing old timers do miss is the premature demise of our cinema halls which came in all shapes and sizes.

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