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Diwali redux

Diwali was awesome. It had the lights of Christmas, the fireworks of Fourth of July, and a kind of reverse-Halloween trick-or-treating where people brought sweets to your door instead of demanding them from you. As with most Indian holidays, there … Continue reading

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Irfan

It was my last day in Jodhpur, and I was determined to explore the Old City properly. I had been enjoying conversing with the residents of Jodhpur so much that I was hoping to have some casual chats with people … Continue reading

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Durga Puja and Dussehra

For a moment, I thought about just writing, “AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!! WHAT IS HAPPENING????!!!!” and posting a bunch of pictures, which in a certain way does sum up the experience of having a massive fireball filled with explosives threaten to fall on … Continue reading

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exploring Old Delhi

This evening, the residents of Chez E-45 decided to go on an excursion to Old Delhi. It was absolutely mind blowing. We were fortunate to have David, one of our housemates, to lead us. David has lived in India a … Continue reading

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adventures in the library

Today was just one of those days where things clicked one degree further into place. This afternoon, I went to Delhi University’s Faculty of Music and Arts (in the states, this would be called DU’s School of Music) to meet … Continue reading

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meeting in the market

I was in the open-air market by my house today having a healthy haggle with a merchant over some silver bangles. Two women walked up to look at bangles as well – one was a beautiful girl about my age … Continue reading

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Hospital adventure

Today’s adventure was going to the hospital for the first time. Nothing serious: I needed the third dose of the rabies vaccine I had started taking in the States. Even though I had heard good things about Indian hospitals, I … Continue reading

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