In thrall to false profits

The future's for sale in the streets Rajasthan. Andrew Taylor opens his mind — and wallet — to the soothsayers.

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Book nooks ... Salman Rushdie in New York.

A world of wordsmiths

There's no faster route into a literary culture than a local get-together, writes Rosemarie Milsom.

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All aboard ... a scene from The Darjeeling Limited.

Romance of rail in a starring role

Trains and railways have provided the backdrop to many great movies. Jon Bryant remembers some classic scenes to get film buffs off the couch and on the tracks.

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