Tag Archives: migration

The packing game

The moving date is fast approaching, though we are not sure of the exact date.  It was September, then October, then November, and we are now back at October.  October 1st or 31st?  I have little to no control over … Continue reading

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Outsourcing

I have my tourist visa in hand. Let me tell you about the best government transaction in the world.  The Indian government has outsourced its visa department.  Ironic isn’t it!  I do not know what prompted this decision, but it … Continue reading

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The medicine box

I got 4 shots yesterday, the beginning of a long series of necessary immunizations. My arms hurt.  Since this is a business trip, we went to the medical clinic at Qualcomm in San Diego (Qualcomm is E.’s employer).  It is … Continue reading

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The story of a wimp

In the summer of 1976, France experienced a severe heat wave.  I was spending my vacation at my uncle’s house, with his wife, my three younger cousins, and a goofy dog.  They lived in a remote village in the countryside, … Continue reading

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An Indian god

Ladies and Gentlemen (especially ladies): Let me introduce you to an Indian god.  His name is Hrithik Roshan. Move over Timberlake, Usher and Bieber (yuck…).  Hrithik Roshan is a real dancer.  But he could dance like Kermit the Frog, or Elaine … Continue reading

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A sad day for my future home

Several bombs exploded this evening in Hyderabad, killing at least 18 people.  Dozens are injured. I started my day as usual, by reading my mail, then looking at Facebook.  That’s where I learned about the bombings. I checked on the … Continue reading

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Yankee Doodle has a disease

Do you know they still have THE PLAGUE in India?  Yes, the plague.  And not just any plague, the BUBONIC plague.  You know, the one that wiped out HALF OF EUROPE, the one in Monty Python (“I am not dead … Continue reading

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