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Andamans getaway

I'm more inclined to forgive all those mercy petitions

Havelock island
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Early morning at Havelock Island

Mitali Saran
Well, mercy me, Mr Veer Savarkar was here. Not here on Havelock Island exactly, but a 90-minute ferry ride away in Port Blair, at the Cellular Jail into which the British tossed troublesome Indians. I won’t get to see the jail, but from the film I saw on the ferry, it is a mean building.

It takes a special meanness to pick beautiful places in which to deny people a view, although sometimes this backfires – apparently, Archbishop Makarios of Cyprus described his imprisonment in Seychelles as a vacation, and tried to buy the Governor’s Lodge where he was confined.

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First Published: Mar 30 2018 | 8:48 PM IST

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