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Wed July 24, 2013
Dispatches from Kolkata for 7/24

Monsoon season

Dispatches from Kolkata for July 24, 2013

There’s a word for it in English. Petrichor – the essence of rocks. But it just doesn’t do it for me. Call me a nostalgist but I still like the Hindi phrase saundhi mitti for that heady smell of the first fat drops of rain on summer-parched earth.