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Kim's India, Apps and Tweets

John McCarthy talks to Doreen Tayler who explored the India of Kipling's novel Kim and to Mark Ellingham and Paul Smith about phone apps and tweeting for the traveller.

John McCarthy talks to Doreen Tayler who explored northwest India visiting places featuring in Rudyard Kipling's novel Kim. The trail lead her to places that defied her expectations, from strange rituals on the Pakistan border to the summer capital of the Raj and she discovered the best places are not always the most visited.

Modern computer technology is making its mark on the way we travel and John meets Rough Guides founder Mark Ellingham who is now producing guide 'apps' for mobile phones and Paul Smith a writer and blogger who journeyed to New Zealand relying entirely on offers made on the phone message service, Twitter. He asks them if the traditional guide book is dying.

Producer: Harry Parker.

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30 minutes