Tag Archives: street photography

Depression, cows and rubber bands

When it rains, it pours, and I am not talking about monsoon. I must have entered a bad spell in my life, and bad news after catastrophes are piling on to me at a speed so intense I have trouble … 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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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 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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Mumbai deconstructed

A lot of my life here is spent watching people.  Sometimes I am simply walking to stores around our house, sometimes riding on the back of the Vespa, and if I follow E. on business trips, often from the hotel … Continue reading

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Scooter photography

I have devised a system where I nestle the camera between E. and me while riding the scooter into the villages, so I can press the shutter, wave and smile, and not fall of the machine, all of that simultaneously.  … Continue reading

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A few days in Mumbai

We were in Mumbai for a few days and became full tourists again, as opposed to our regular status of “expats” in Bangalore. Mumbai is more cosmopolitan than Bangalore, has more Ambassador cars, more beggars, more disciplined drivers, more visible … Continue reading

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The hostage situation

It’s a bit of an exaggeration, but I have been taken hostage by the Indian customer service industry. I am waiting for the dryer repair guy.  It’s the fourth time I am waiting for this exact guy.  He was supposed … Continue reading

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A haircut and a slice of watermelon

I tolerate the Vespa a bit more than a month ago.  It’s a nifty tool to visit places that would otherwise be hard to reach.  It is easy to tell the driver “Take us to the Bangalore Palace” but it’s … Continue reading

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Hijras in Chennai

A few days in Chennai, in a magnificent hotel, with an old friend from my days in Savannah was a nice way to almost end 2013.  We were back in Bangalore for New Year’s Eve.  True to ourselves, we didn’t … Continue reading

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