December 2004

My friend Rohit and some others have set up a blog to help consolidate information on the earthquake, tsunamis, and resulting relief efforts. Great great idea. I hope to put in a little time on the blog providing links to aid organizations and the like in the next few days. Though, if you check out … Read More »

Wedding, Tsunami

Wedding First of all, I should say that this side of India is doing just fine ? so far. The news of the earthquake and tsunamis hit home in a really surreal way, as I spent more than two hours on the Arabian Sea on Sunday. We were invited to a wedding in the coastal …

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Swades Premier

Law 36 of the 48 Laws of Power states, “Disdain Things You Cannot Have: Ignoring Them Is the Best Revenge.” Admittedly, I have regarded the whole Bollywood scene with a bit of disdain, and I’ve tried my damnedest to ignore it. Of course, that was until Anthony and I had the chance to go to …

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Oh Christmas Tree

No one ever said finding a Christmas tree in Bombay would be easy. But that’s exactly what we set out to do this past weekend.

La Traviata

Sometimes I have very good luck, such as I did this weekend when I scored two, last-minute, free tickets to see ‘La Traviata’ at the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA). The event was part of the whole ‘Festa Italiana,’ a two-week event featuring Italian art, culture, and business. The NCPA, located at the …

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It’s just too easy

A delightful Bollywood jab in this week’s Onion: Bollywood Remake Of Fahrenheit 9/11Criticizes Bush Administration Through Show-Stopping Musical Numbers Yeah, making fun of Bollywood is just too easy sometimes. Of course, I’m not the only one who does it. There’s also my writer friend Rohit (who’s been threatening to read my blog) who wrote this …

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Cooking in an Indian Kitchen

Looking back from India, it’s amazing the kinds of things we (Americans, Europeans, others) take for granted each time we’re in the kitchen. I had one of those moments the other day when I was roasting peppers. The peppers had steeped in a bag and their scalding skins were ready to be peeled off. However, …

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