Monthly Archives: August 2014

The rice bucket challenge

Unless you have lived under a rock for the last couple of weeks, you have heard about the “ice bucket challenge”. Last time I checked, the ALS society has raised over 70 million US dollars. Nice. Honestly, after the couple … Continue reading

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Eight hours later, I have chai

I have now been waiting for the electrician for more than 8 hours.  “Something whatever whatever, Madam”.  Nevermind. Why the electrician again? On Monday afternoon when the cook came, I decided to stop the dryer since the kitchen had become … Continue reading

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Happy belated birthday India

Yesterday was India’s Independance Day, or equivalent of the Fourth of July for Americans, or Bastille Day for the French.  India is 68 years old.  We didn’t see any fireworks, nor military parades, but we saw quite a bit of … Continue reading

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The limp nuggets

It took 10 months and a trip back to Texas for us to consider that maybe it’s time to reintroduce meat into our diet. This also probably comes from the fact that although we have a cook who comes twice … Continue reading

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A picture with our maid

We like our maid. She’s sweet, and she’s drama free. Probably because she doesn’t speak much English.  A few months ago, she came to our door after I posted a “wanted” ad on our compound’s forum. Within a few seconds, … Continue reading

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A tale of three tailors

Oh, how I was looking forward to having tailor made clothes! I had come to India under the assumption that I would go home in a couple of years with a closet full of well-fitted clothes in exotic luxurious fabrics: … Continue reading

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