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Memoir of a Homecoming

  • Posted on: 6 April 2020
  • By: Aline Dobbie

“Thirty-five years after leaving India the Land of my birth and where I grew up the aircraft touched down in Delhi. I was back. It was an emotional arrival and very soon filled with all the charms and challenges of India at midnight at an international airport in gentle chaos that astonished and overawed my husband Graham. The friend who had promised to meet us was not there – as it later transpired poor old darling she came and gave up on us as it took so long to emerge from immigration and luggage collection.

Beautiful India before the Virus

  • Posted on: 22 March 2020
  • By: Aline Dobbie

Relaxed, skinny dipping in the favourite courtyard pool I looked up at the clear blue sky, listened to the rippling sound of the kingfishers in nearby trees, spied a drongo darting onto a branch, and counted the bee eaters swinging on a palm frond. I was back exactly seven weeks ago at beloved Kumarakom Lake Resort. The water temperature was like cool bath water and I was recovering from two long flights that were without incident: a two-hour drive to Kumarakom with the affable Johnson at the wheel, and now absolute bliss at the very end of January.

Aline Dobbie at the Consulate General of India in Scotland

  • Posted on: 3 December 2019
  • By: Aline Dobbie

Aline Dobbie was the Guest Speaker at the Consulate General of India in Scotland on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Approval for the Constitution of India which was approved on 26th November 1949 and then was signed on 26th January 1950 which henceforth became India’s Republic Day.

India in Luxury in the Monsoon

  • Posted on: 16 October 2019
  • By: Aline Dobbie

Having said farewell to our family after three weeks they departed for home and we continued to stay at our favourite place Kumarakom Lake Resort in Kerala just two hours drive from Kochi International airport.

India: The Luxury Way

  • Posted on: 14 October 2019
  • By: Aline Dobbie

We flew into Delhi on the last day of June.  We comprised the two of us, our son and his wife and their three children.  For me a most wonderful opportunity to show them all India, the India that I know and love.

Aline Dobbie gave an interview on her arrival in Delhi in early July.

  • Posted on: 9 September 2019
  • By: Aline Dobbie

Tourists across the globe have been irresistibly attracted to the incred ible beauty of India - foggy hill stations, historical monuments, alluring beaches, shimmering deserts, and rich wildlife. But Aline Dobbie believes, India is much more than its scenic beauty. It is a potpourri of cultures.

 

Englishwoman besotted with the country, recounts her memories of 1962 India

  • Posted on: 16 August 2019
  • By: Aline Dobbie

Aline has returned from 6.5 weeks in India where she and her family travelled through Delhi, Rajasthan, Maharashtra and Kerala. Then on to Karnataka and finally to Hyderabad in Telangana. A most wonderful trip celebrating with family for three weeks and then the rest of the time as just a couple and so many people kind enough to wish us for our Golden Wedding Anniversary with beautiful dinners and delicious cakes. A memorable journey which was also thoroughly enjoyed by her son Stewart, his wife Corinne and their three children Honor, Calon and Oliver. It was so wonderful to have family with us and let them experience what is after all part of their heritage through Aline - India.

Aline Dobbie received The Art and Culture Award from The Indian Awards 2019

  • Posted on: 8 June 2019
  • By: Aline Dobbie

Last week Aline Dobbie received The Art and Culture Award from The Indian Awards 2019 which are compiled by The India Business Group. The Award Ceremony was at a glittering dinner in the Houses of Parliament on 29th May 2019. The recipients of the awards are all men and women who have contributed substantially to the goodwill and interaction between Indian and the UK. For me personally I have over many years promoted Indian Tourism and understanding of India and I am grateful to be recognised.

India Today

  • Posted on: 11 March 2019
  • By: Aline Dobbie

The Election Commission of India announced the final dates for the Lok Sabha elections 2019. The elections will be held between 11 April and 19 May. The election result will be announced on 23rd May. The world’s largest democracy will demonstrate freedom of choice.

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