Tag Archives: poverty

Can I have some things?

I am alone in the house, with our little kitten who is sleeping in my carry-on. Little does she know she will be in her carrier for 20 some odd hours, on her way back to Texas. My checked luggage … 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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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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Crayons, cows and a kitten

On Friday, a friend had to wait for us at the gate before she could come to our house.   Yes, we live in a gated community, and that means there is a gate.  With gatekeepers who wouldn’t let her in, … Continue reading

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The real India, or let me get on my soapbox

My India is not a documentary. My India is not two-dimensional. My India is not sound bites and powerful pictures. My India has no social or political or religious agenda. But let me be clear that My India is as … Continue reading

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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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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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