It was worth it! First thing I felt was sunshine and warm air upon finally stepping out of the airport. I arrived, after a winding drive through the city, at the Sahu household. Home to Neha (Priyesh's wife)'s family. The apartment complex is beautiful and they've given two other apartments for the entire family where … Continue reading Kolkata – Party begins!
Good morning, World. What'd you do for christmas? I slept on a conveyor belt! Quite the experience. Since we started planning this trip, I knew that I would be going to Kolkata (Calcutta) for the celebration of the anniversary of Neha's parents. I was excited to see a city that I had never been to … Continue reading A night in the… Airport
Wedding in Vrindavan! Vrindavan is an amazing holy city about 2.5 hrs by car from Delhi. It is close to Mathura which is the birth place of Krishna and it is apparently where Krishna played with the gopis, drinking the sweet milk and cream wherever he could find it as a youngster. Now the small … Continue reading Radhe Radhe!!
....And you'll get warm water." "WHAT?" "Just push the geezer!" "Geezer?? NOW YOU TELL ME!???" Apparently, there are a number of things in India that aren't exactly obvious to me... After a little over a week (during my third visit to this house) I find out that, in fact, all I needed to do was … Continue reading tid-bits of the day: PUSH THE GEEZER!!!
Anju(na) is the keeper of our lives. She arrives at 6:30 am and leaves by 10:30 pm (ish). I wake up to her clanking the pots around, frying up some kind of delicious breakfast, her tapping me on the shoulder - "get up! chai," telling me it's time to eat... She makes sure that everyone … Continue reading Anju(na)
The last couple of days have been completely relaxing and filled with wonderful energy. On Thursday night we had a family gathering at Yash Jiju and Priti Di's house. It was so good to see everyone and the room was filled with the vibrations of love and joy at being together again. When Rachel later … Continue reading Nalli Fabric – Silks Galore!
YOGA this morning and finally starting to come out of the jetlag stupor I have been in for the last couple of days. The problem has not been the time difference so much as the climate difference. During the day it's about 60 something degrees (especially nice in the sunshine) but at night it drops … Continue reading Inhaaaale… Exhaaaaaale
Finally the LONG journey has ended. Three plane rides, seemingly countless hours and who knows how many days later, I am in DELHI. Currently eating some interesting corn flake mixture with my sweet sister (cousin) who decided to skip school today... What's up with these kids skipping school when I arrive??? (At least there's no … Continue reading Arrival
Hands down - Emirates wins. So. I was completely going to write all about the trip and the flying - and the amazing lights on the Emirates flight (it was like a giant boat gliding through the air... with stars on the ceiling...) BUT - I am staying with my cousin's cousin... and he has … Continue reading American Airlines vs. Emirates – No comparison
Cheers. The last week at a not-so-old job. Holiday celebrations with great friends. First snowfall of the year! The seasons of Fall and Winter are filled with change and letting go. The trees letting go of their leaves and the ground bracing itself for the cold and snow has coincided with my own transitions. The … Continue reading Change is afoot