Tag Archives: indian life

the versatile dupatta.

The dupatta is a necessary wardrobe item for a woman in India. Normally worn as a long scarf, draped over one or both shoulders with a kurti, it is usually a flourish of color for any indian outfit. Yes, there … Continue reading

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airport musings.

(the next few posts were written over the past few weeks during my travels) When I came back from my first trip to India in 2006, I caught an awful cold on the plane, and by the time I arrived … 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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subziwalla.

The nice thing about being in a smaller city is that the vendors in the market are somehow much less aggressive here. They still yell and try to get your attention to be sure, but there’s less pushiness after the … Continue reading

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Negotiating the situation.

Back when Anita started working for us, I was in the kitchen with her one morning when she started enumerating the various things that were wrong with her life: bills not paid, the flooring in her house not finished. I … Continue reading

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cork अौर screw

A few days ago, when I was in Defence Colony, I came across some Indian wine, and thought it might be nice to share a bottle with my roommates one evening. But when we went to open it, we realized … Continue reading

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community.

Today is the first day I feel like I’m actually in a groove. Everything is set up, I’m establishing my routines again, and I woke up feeling like things were under control. I’m finding that one of the main differences … Continue reading

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