Tag Archives: Karnataka

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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Haven’t you always wanted a monkey?

Another trip to France, another funeral. My grandmother passed away while I was there. I avoided some of the scorching heat of May by going back home for business. Summers here are hot as hell. There, I said it: hot … Continue reading

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India, the largest democracy in the world

Today is Election Day in our state of Karnataka.  India will soon have a new Prime Minister.  The nationwide results will be known on May 16 but I do not know when the new person will take power. I have … Continue reading

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Two Americans spotted at the Bannerghatta National Park

“Dear Diary, today we went to Bannerghatta National Park.  We saw some tigers, elephants, crocodiles and two Americans.  It was great.  We have pictures of all of them.  The Americans even smiled for the camera.”  No kidding, this is probably … Continue reading

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Zip it up!

Public urination is probably one of the funniest, shocking, embarrassing, cultural clash that a westerner can see in India.  It’s everywhere! I was ready to look the other way and accept it as a cultural specificity of the country until … Continue reading

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You can’t sweep the smell under the rug

In the States, we have a magic trick: I put my garbage in a garbage bag, nicely secured in a garbage pail.  When it gets full, when I live in a house, I take it to the outside bin that … Continue reading

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U-Haul, Indian style

These photos were taken in Whitefield, the IT suburb of Bangalore, and yesterday, from the car, on the road to the Bangalore airport, which is about an hour outside of the city. These two women were walking side by side, … Continue reading

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