Category Archives: Street photography

Begging for school fees

This is the time of year when maids and cooks and others come asking for loans or advances on salary for their children’s school fees. The difference between a loan and an advance is that a loan is repaid over … Continue reading

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Invisible people

We are now “godparents” to not one, but two puppies. The ladies talking care of Jadoo, whom they renamed Ramu, realized he was lonely (since he was screaming bloody hell at night) and brought his sister from the same litter … Continue reading

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Pondicherry. En français dans le texte

About a week or so ago, when E. said he had to spend a few days in Chennai, I hoped along, and after his meetings were over, we hired a driver and headed South to this little charming seashore town … Continue reading

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The street corner

This is not the greatest picture I have ever taken, but I love it nonetheless. It represents India’s daily life. Not the beautiful exotic women wrapped in saris, not the sadhus on a quest to a better (after)life, not the … 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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The Taj Mahal on Thanksgiving

A very last minute decision, and we got to see the Taj Mahal on Thanksgiving morning. Because of his surgery, E. wasn’t supposed to get on a plane for another few weeks (you can follow his brand-new blog at BariatricVindaloo.com). … Continue reading

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A dog or two or a thousand

It’s pretty obvious that we are animal lovers, otherwise we would not have been through the trouble of “importing” our two felines into the country. We like cats, dogs, cows, donkeys, ostriches, chicken, turkeys, sheep, goats, fish, about anything, except, for … Continue reading

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