On way to Kolkata from Nagpur we took in the Pench Tiger Reserve in December last. Made famous by Rudyard Kipling who used the jungles of Pench plumb in the heart of India and now in the two states of Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra as the locale for his widely read "The Jungle Book", the Pench Reserve draws nature lovers like a magnet.
The Congress Party not only dismissed the editor of Mumbai's Congress Darshan it also sent notice to Sanjay Nirupam, its man in Mumbai because of the unsigned letter that was published in the Party periodical that allegedly denigrated Sonia Gandhi's father and Jawaharlal Nehru.
Last October my wife and I visited Jaipur after a long hiatus - of around 35 years and what we saw was highly agreeable. It has grown quite a lot since we were here more than thirty five years ago and it is still growing.