Monthly Archives: February 2014

We found the mud crabs

Three weeks ago in Mumbai, we had seen a lot of men and young boys digging through mud on the beach, looking for something I thought were crabs and fish (previous post). Good news: we found the crabs, though they … Continue reading

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A maid or a Roomba?

We need a maid.  I know I sound like a snob when I say that but there are many reasons why we need a maid. Everybody has one.  Or two.  And a cook.  And a nanny.  And a gardener.  And … Continue reading

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Mumbai deconstructed

A lot of my life here is spent watching people.  Sometimes I am simply walking to stores around our house, sometimes riding on the back of the Vespa, and if I follow E. on business trips, often from the hotel … Continue reading

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Scooter photography

I have devised a system where I nestle the camera between E. and me while riding the scooter into the villages, so I can press the shutter, wave and smile, and not fall of the machine, all of that simultaneously.  … Continue reading

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A few days in Mumbai

We were in Mumbai for a few days and became full tourists again, as opposed to our regular status of “expats” in Bangalore. Mumbai is more cosmopolitan than Bangalore, has more Ambassador cars, more beggars, more disciplined drivers, more visible … Continue reading

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