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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 gifts from Pura

Some people you meet make a lasting impact, some random encounters change how you view the world, and how you view yourself, people “sent from above” when you’re having a rough time, to remind you of life’s true value, and values. … 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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240 portraits later

When I first started going to my school as an English teacher, I also volunteered to be the school photographer. So when they recently asked me to do the school portraits, I sprung to action, with my favorite assistant, hubby … Continue reading

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Celebrity Photographer

I am so proud!  One of the photos E. took in Mumbai is used in a website, and with his permission, a rare event in India, where intellectual property rights are about as enforced as women’s rights. We had gone … Continue reading

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To Chennai from the back seat

My spot in the car is behind Sathya and that’s where I sat for over 700 kilometers, on our road trip to Chennai. We went by car because my passport needs to be renewed, and once you leave it at the … Continue reading

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Cabbage the dog, and other pictures

There once was a dog Who lived in a village All white and scruffy We’ll call him Cabbage* One day while chilling He saw strangers parking They were white and stupid On their phone googling Cabbage came running Scared the … Continue reading

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When Google says there’s a road

I do not understand why Google Maps can never give me proper directions from my house in Texas to the Houston Museum of Natural History (it doesn’t understand traffic around Hermann Circle), but can find anything in rural India.  We … Continue reading

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Super Dad

We are once again in Hyderabad, on the 7th floor of a hotel with a view.  And we brought the heavy artillery, camera wise. There is certainly something despicable about this situation, but after hours of pondering my guilt, I … Continue reading

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