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Andamans getaway

I'm more inclined to forgive all those mercy petitions

Havelock island

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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