Monthly Archives: January 2015

Republic Day

So many holidays, so many celebratory days, so many religious days, so many reasons to party! Today is Republic Day. I, like many, thought it was the same as Independence Day. Wrong again. Republic Day commemorates the Constitution of India, … Continue reading

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Tiger poo is black

When tracking tigers, the main clues are poo, paw prints, and the communication between other animals. I don’t have any pictures of tiger poo (a bit of decorum please!) but here is a fresh tiger paw print.  Unfortunately, it didn’t … Continue reading

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Today I met the President

Yes yes, I met a president of India, the ex President of India more exactly. Ok, I didn’t meet him meet him as in “Hi how are you” but I still got to listen to his 45-minute speech. And I … Continue reading

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A four-hour trip to Tamil Nadu

India is full of festivals and auspicious days and celebrations. Most are religious, or governmental special days. This time of year is the four-day festival of Sankranti. I think. Honestly, I am confused about the name. At school kids wished … Continue reading

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Masonry skills in the 21st century

We went back to Hyderabad for a few days, and stayed in the same hotel we did in March 2014. We had a very similar room, with a very similar view (previous post). I thought for a while we actually … Continue reading

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